Front Entrance of UofSC Aiken

Giving Levels

Office of Advancement



$500 - $999

Penland Partners (VIP)

$1,000 - $2,499

Pacer Spirit Society

$2,500 - $4,999

Stetson Society

$5,000 - $9,999

Gregg-Graniteville Circle

$10,000 - $24,999

Banksia Founders Society

$25,000 - $99,000

Chancellor’s Circle


Eulalie Salley Circle


1961 Society

Pacesetters ($1–$499)

Leaders and initiators, these donors give proudly and inspire others to do the same.

Penland Partners ($500–$999)

Representing all of the founders who gave so generously of their time, talent, and resources to our growing university, Penland Partners give to continue the honor and tradition of UofSC Aiken's forefathers.

Pacer Spirit Society ($1,000–$2,499)

These donors promote the Pacer spirit embodied in the Spirit Horse, which stands proudly at the entrance to our campus.

Stetson Society ($2,500–$4,999)

All institutions have leaders who are innovative and forward-thinking. The Stetson Society applauds those leaders on whose shoulders we stand—making UofSC Aiken a more progressive university.

Gregg-Graniteville Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

Honoring the legacy of the Gregg-Graniteville Company and its historic emphasis on education, this leadership society recognizes donors who support the advancement of higher education at UofSC Aiken.

Banksia Founders Society ($10,000–$24,999)

Commemorating the early graduates of UofSC Aiken, Banksia Founders recognizes those who give at levels that provide substantial support to promote programs, facilities, or scholarships.

Chancellor’s Cabinet ($25,000–$99,999)

The Chancellor’s Cabinet recognizes donors whose gifts build on the university’s tradition of excellence and innovation.

Eulalie Salley Circle ($100,000–plus)

The highest level of recognition, the Eulalie Salley Circle honors those donors whose generous gifts are transformative for UofSC Aiken, our students, and faculty, and, by extension, our community.

*The 1961 Society ($1,961)

Reflecting the year of USC Aiken’s founding, this special society of donors understand the significance of UofSC Aiken’s origins and heritage. Gifts to the 1961 Society are unrestricted in their use.


Gifts are accepted for the annual fund by cash, check, or credit card. The gift is considered made on the date it is hand-delivered or a check is mailed (postmark on envelope). Checks should be made payable to the Aiken Partnership. A contribution on a credit card can be deducted when the charge is made. You can make your gift to USC Aiken online through the USC Aiken Online Giving site! Our website accepts all major credit cards including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.  You may also designate your gift to specific areas at UofSC Aiken, and you can give in memory or in honor of someone. Be certain to designate your gift go to the UofSC Aiken campus under the "Campuses and Palmetto College" drop down menu.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Thousands of organizations have programs to match employee gifts either in whole or in part. In some cases, gifts from spouses, directors and retired employees are matched. We urge you to explore this possibility as it may double or, in some cases, triple your gift. Ask your employer about their matching gift program or check with our office to see if your company is listed as a matching gift company. 

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The UofSC Aiken Development staff is dedicated to making your giving experience a meaningful and individualized one. Please contact us for more information on gifts of appreciated assets, closely-held stock, real property, and planned giving. The Legacy Society at USC Aiken entrusts that your planned gift through bequests, life insurance, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and IRA distributions will help secure the UofSC Aiken legacy.