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The Cistern Society

Estate gifts are among the highest compliments that donors can pay to organizations that they care about. The College of Charleston is honored to be included in the personal legacies of its supporters. The Cistern Society honors those alumni, faculty and friends who preserve the College of Charleston tradition for generations to come through an estate gift.

Planned gifts leave a legacy that allows future students to experience the joy of an unparalleled education in the liberal arts and sciences. The name was chosen because the Cistern, at the center of the campus, has served as the heart of the College for generations.

Cistern Society donors are celebrated each year during a recognition luncheon.

To see photos from this year’s Cistern Society luncheon, click here.

Let Us Help You

If you would like additional information on making a planned gift or on being recognized and thanked by the Cistern Society, please contact Courtney Pourciaux at