Giving to the School of Engineering
“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world
at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”
- Albert Einstein
Donors often ask how they might designate a gift to the School of Engineering or to a specific department. It is the college’s policy that any solicitation be conducted only by our authorized Citadel fundraising organization. The Citadel is fortunate to have two fundraising entities: The Citadel Foundation and the Brigadier Foundation. Of these, gifts restricted to the School of Engineering or to one of the engineering departments should be made through The Citadel Foundation.
Donors who wish to make their gift through the Foundation may use the form mailed during the annual fund drive, and in the appropriate blank, specify the School of Engineering, one of the Departments, or any purpose you prefer. To obtain a copy of the form, you may contact the Foundation at 800-233-1842 or write to them at 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. You may also send your contribution without the form; simply make note on the check or in accompanying letter as to the purpose. Please make check payable to The Citadel Foundation. To give online, click here.
Mr. Jay Dowd, Chief Executive Officer of The Citadel Foundation, and his staff are ready to answer any questions you may have. In particular, Ms. Jennifer Hightower, Assistant Dean for Development for The Citadel School of Engineering, is our primary point of contact.
You are welcome to choose the area in which to restrict your gift. The following list provides some suggested ways that you might consider directing your gift.
Giving Opportunities within The Citadel School of Engineering
Engineering Dean's Discretionary Fund: Unrestricted gifts that provide The Citadel School of Engineering ongoing support of the most immediate priorities.
Engineering Excellence Fund: Provides The Citadel School of Engineering permanent unrestricted support to ensure the continued success of the students and faculty in both engineering departments.
Engineering Scholarship Fund: Allows The Citadel School of Engineering to recruit and retain the best engineering students nationally.
Engineering Equipment Fund: Enables The Citadel School of Engineering to acquire and maintain state-of-the-art equipment for its classrooms and laboratories.
Engineering Faculty Funds: Enables The Citadel School of Engineering to attract the best full-time and visiting professors available in the years to come through endowed Chairs ($1,500,000+), Professorships ($500,000), and Fellowships ($200,000).