The Citadel Parent Philanthropy Program


To educate parents of Citadel cadets about the importance of  private giving to The Citadel and solicit their philanthropic support.

Parents are a vital resource whose strong support will enable the tradition of the Long Gray Line to march forward, as it has since 1842.  Annual gifts have a direct and immediate impact on the quality of a Citadel education— past, present, and future. Gifts to The Citadel Foundation support The Citadel’s greatest immediate needs and have a direct impact on each cadet’s experience on campus.

SC Corps of Cadets

A strong parent foundation…

…Supports academic excellence. Generous annual gifts to The Citadel Foundation allow The Citadel to hire and retain outstanding faculty who are renowned as experts within their discipline.

…Expands beyond the classroom. Your generous gift allows cadets the opportunity to have new experiences outside the classroom, earn valuable knowledge through internships and career planning,  participate in study abroad programs, and become actively engaged in serving the greater community.

…Makes a substantial impact. The state contributes roughly 8.6% of The Citadel’s total operating budget, and tuition and fees account for approximately 37.3%. As a result, the remaining 54.4%—more than half the cost of a Citadel education— must be generated through competitive grants, sales and services, and the loyal philanthropic support of alumni, parents, and friends.

 …Offers evidence of your faith in the Corps of Cadets and in the future. Your generous gift reaffirms your pride as a parent and shows your commitment to The Citadel and its values. Each cadet educated at The Citadel can positively impact the lives of thousands.


Make a Gift to The Citadel Foundation!



The Citadel greatly appreciates your support!

If you have questions or comments regarding the Parent Philanthropy Program, 
please contact:

Propst, RiviereRiviere Propst
Development Officer for 
Annual Giving