Former CSU professor presents donation to women's charity

Published: Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:07 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Supporters of a former Charleston Southern University professor have been turning to the internet to donate to a charity with which he has close ties. On Monday, the former p


rofessor presented that charity a big check.

Paul Roof, who said he was fired after his image appeared on a beer ad presented a check for $7,000 to the Center for Women and their Lowcountry Women With Wings program a check. The money comes from Roof's Holy City Beard and Mustache Society group, which has been raising funds for ovarian cancer awareness for the past five years.

"Its been a wonderful relationship there is great synergy there they support us and we support them," Roof said.

Today the organization showed there support for the former CSU professor by rallying around him. Reading a letter Paul himself wrote regarding the organization he loves and the job he recently lost.

"We supported him long before anything negative happened to him and that will never stop and he will always be a part of our family," Amy Brennan with the Center for Women said.

Social media started buzzing over the weekend, about Roof's termination. A friend of his decide to start an on line fundraising campaign with a thousand dollar goal. The site raised more than 3 thousand dollars just over the weekend for the center for women.

"I feel like I have a great community behind me and I'm thankful for that," Roof said.

Roof said the ordeal been eye-opening for him, but it has also been humbling.

"I appreciate it and its been more support than I could ever have asked for. I just hope some good comes out of it and I think good already has," Roof said.

Roof says he was let go from his teaching position at CSU because the administration did not like him appearing in ad for a Charleston brewery.

The school has not returned calls for an interview about the situation.

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