The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. has, as its primary purpose, to raise money from the private sector for athletic scholarships. Scholarship funds are sought from alumni, businesses and friends of the college.
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation works on an annual budget, conducting fund raising efforts throughout South Carolina and in other areas of the United States each year. These yearly efforts are necessary for scholarship aid, since The Citadel Athletic Department does not receive any tax money whatsoever.
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s foremost goal is to provide a base of professional fundraising services so as to fund all scholarships allowed by the NCAA.
The lifeblood of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation is its donors.
That was then…
62 years ago, The Brigadier Club funded the first scholarship for a cadet-student-athlete at The Citadel. Its mission was to help provide scholarship monies to a small athletics department in Charleston whose teams had yet to win a championship in any sport.
…This is now
Today, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. provides assistance to approximately 225 cadet-student-athletes. Because no state monies are received in the Athletic Department’s budget for scholarship aid, the money raised by The Citadel Brigadier Foundation is critical to the Bulldogs fielding competitive teams throughout the year.
When alumni, friends, parents, businesses and you donate to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc., all contributions are used to provide scholarship aid to the Bulldog teams that are continually challenging for Southern Conference Championships each year.
Who can join?
Membership in The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc. is open to alumni and friends of The Citadel who are interested in supporting Bulldog athletics. By joining, you provide annual charitable contributions that fund scholarships for cadet-student-athletes.