The Citadel Foundation's Leaders in Philanthropy

$100,000 or more

Members of the Lifetime Giving Societies have made a substantial commitment of personal resources to ensure The Citadel’s success in achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders. These societies recognize four levels of individual lifetime cumulative giving, beginning with a total of $100,000. They are named in honor of leaders or significant events that have shaped The Citadel’s history: Society of 1842, Mark Clark Society, Star of the West Society, and Summerall Society.

Individuals become members of the Lifetime Giving Societies based on their cumulative giving over time to The Citadel through one of the college’s affiliated foundations: The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, and/or The Citadel Alumni Association. Cumulative giving is based on gifts pledged or received through the fiscal year ending December 31, and totals include employer-matching gifts. Qualifying gifts include confirmed commitments of cash, securities, real estate, or gifts-in-kind.

Lifetime Giving Society membership is determined based on gifts through the close of the most recently completed calendar year.  If you believe your name is missing, miscategorized, or listed incorrectly, please contact Lauri Lechner, Stewardship Manager, at (843) 953-5090 or

Roster of Lifetime Giving Society Members