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 advance, 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.
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 the best within their areas of expertise.
…Expands past the classroom. Your generous gift allows cadets the opportunity to have new experiences outside the classroom, earn valuable knowledge through internships and career planning, and creates more involvement in the community.
…Makes a substantial impact. The state contributes roughly 8.0% of The Citadel’s total operating budget and tuition and fees account for approximately 42%. The remaining 54% must be generated through competitive grants, sales and services, and the loyal support of alumni, parents, and friends.
…Bears witness to your faith in The Citadel and in the future. Your generous gift reaffirms your pride as a parent and your commitment to The Citadel and its values. One cadet educated at The Citadel can positively impact the lives of thousands.
A gift of any size through the Parents Philanthropy Program can assist in meeting the needs of The Citadel. Please consider a gift that is meaningful to you and give today!
To Make a Gift to The Citadel Foundation
If you would like to make an online gift to The Citadel through The Parents Philanthropy Program, please click here.
Please Note: You can enhance your contribution with an Employer Matching Gift form. Check with your employer to see if there is a Matching Gift Program available to double or triple your gift to The Citadel.
If making a contribution online, you can complete the matching gift form from your employer and return by mail, fax, or e-mail to this address:
The Citadel Foundation
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Subscribe to "The Four Pillars," The Citadel Foundation's electronic newsletter for parents. Send a note to supportTCF@citadel.edu with "Subscribe to Parent Newsletter" in the subject or body of your message to join the mailing list, or click here to view the current and past issues.