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For Release
14 MAR '08

Campaign for The Citadel Raises Over $107 Million!

Charleston – The Citadel Foundation has successfully concluded its six-year, $100 million Campaign for The Citadel, exceeding the ambitious goal with a final tally of $107,336,415.

A celebration of the campaign's success will be held for key donors, campaign volunteers, and invited guests at Johnson Hagood Stadium this Saturday, March 15. The date for the event was chosen to honor The Citadel's annual Corps Day celebration, marking the 165th birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. This 700-person event, known as the "Uptown Oyster Roast," will be tented on the Bulldog's football field to celebrate the donors who made possible this success; the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

"The success of the campaign will have an enormous impact on the quality of The Citadel experience, and we are already beginning to reap the rewards on campus," said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. "Most importantly, our success helps to ensure that a Citadel education will remain accessible for tomorrow's students and increasingly relevant in the 21st century."

The Campaign for The Citadel focused on four areas deemed vital for ensuring the college’s continued success: scholarship, academic excellence, facilities, and unrestricted operating support. Enhancing these priorities will help establish and secure The Citadel’s reputation as the preeminent college of principled leadership in the nation. The campaign raised the following toward each priority area:

  • $18.2 million for Academic Excellence, to improve the quality and capacity of the faculty and the opportunities available to current cadets and graduate students;
  • $14 million for Facilities, including vital renovations to Daniel Library and the initial phase of the revitalization of Johnson Hagood Stadium:
  • $26.3 million for Scholarships, which enable the college to assemble the best possible Corps of Cadets by inviting and retaining the most promising young students and scholars:
  • $18.2 million in unrestricted support for The Citadel Fund and The Citadel Brigadier Foundation; as well as $2.2 million in other key areas and $28.2 million in undesignated planned gifts that will provide revenue for the future support of the college.

This effort represents the largest and most comprehensive fundraising drive in the history of the college. The Citadel Foundation is proud to thank the countless alumni, parents, and friends of The Citadel who have stepped forward with their support to lay the foundation for the future of the college. Through the success of this effort, The Citadel is far better equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

For more information about the campaign, please visit or contact:
Jarret Sonta
The Citadel Foundation
(843) 953-6919


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