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Donor Stories

  • Carrying on the Tradition
    As J. Frank Swygert '59 proudly recognizes, "The Citadel has always excelled at producing top-notch leaders" in all disciplines for both military and civilian service.
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Several years ago Dean McPhail '59 and his wife Lora purchased a beautiful getaway beach house on the North Carolina coast. They knew they would get great pleasure from it. They also thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell for a higher price.
  • IRA Gift
    Ed Goldenberg '54 built a successful business with thoughtful planning and investment. When the time came for him to consider how best to give back to The Citadel, he designed, with the help of The Citadel Foundation staff, a gift plan that will ultimately provide a major gift to the School of Business Administration's Dean's Excellence Fund, an endowed fund providing valuable support for the school's academic programs.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    It was quickly apparent that cadet Fred Whittle '80 was a forward-thinking individual from the time he arrived on campus in 1976. A solid student and leader, Fred rose steadily through the ranks of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to serve as the Cadet Regimental Commander during his senior year. His thoughtfulness has remained as dependable as has his leadership.
  • Gift and Sale
    Rudolph C. (Rudy) Barnes, Jr. '64 and his wife Jeanette have long been dependable annual donors to The Citadel. But when they decided to sell a house they jointly owned it occurred to them that they had an opportunity to make the larger gift they had long discussed, and establish a program dear to Rudy's heart.
  • Remembering a Loved One
    Connie Logan had not yet met her future husband Lamar Logan '63 when he attended The Citadel, but she came to know his alma mater during the course of their marriage, through both his reminiscences and visits to campus with him.
  • How One Gift Begat Another
    In 1996 Harry Dawley '55 was introduced to a way that he could match his interest in making long term commitments to The Citadel with his personal retirement and estate planning. The option he chose was to fund his first Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA).
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.