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TCF Celebrates "Leaders in Philanthropy"

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On Friday, September 27, 2013, The Citadel Foundation will recognize and celebrate the generosity of those whose lifelong support allows the college to pursue its vision of achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders.

Our newest Leaders in Philanthropy will gather with family and friends at 2 p.m. in Summerall Chapel to be inducted into The Citadel’s legacy and lifetime giving societies, which represent donors of estate gifts or cumulative contributions totaling $100,000 or more, as part of the 2013 celebration.

"Private philanthropy makes the crucial difference in the lives of cadets and graduate students because it is flexible, targeted, and can offset some of the recent cutbacks," said Dennis Bergvall, executive director of The Citadel Foundation. "Gifts from alumni and friends, particularly in times of economic uncertainty and declining state funding, provide the vital support that gives us a margin of excellence.  A Citadel degree has value in the working world, and donor support ensures that The Citadel experience will remain exceptional.”

Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, ’73, will preside over the induction ceremony. Joining will be retired BellSouth executive Charles B. Coe, '73, chairman of The Citadel Foundation's board of directors, and Anderson D. Warlick, '79, president and CEO of Parkdale Mills and a founding member of the Society of 1842, the college's most prestigious giving society honoring those whose lifetime contributions exceed $1 million.

The featured speaker will be Holly D. Maslowski, Class of 2009. At 22, Maslowski has already demonstrated her own philanthropic leadership by committing to fund an endowed scholarship honoring Nancy Mace Jackson, '00, and Petra Lovetinska Seipel, '00, the first two women to graduate from The Citadel. For information about this scholarship and a profile of Ms. Maslowki, please visit

The inaugural members of The Citadel Foundation's Leaders in Philanthropy are listed below.  The 2009 inductees have demonstrated their profound commitment to the college through their leadership contributions of $100,000 or higher at the close of the 2008 calendar year.

In future years, new members will be invited to campus to participate in a similar induction ceremony, establishing the Leaders in Philanthropy weekend event as a new annual tradition celebrating charity and service as virtues of the principled leader.