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The Cistern Society

Estate gifts are among the highest complements 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.

2014 Cistern Society luncheon recap

This year's Cistern Society luncheon, hosted by Provost George Hynd, was held at the Avery Research Center.  Schylar Brock’16 and Alex Henderson ‘14, spoke most eloquently and gratefully about their experiences as student's and scholarship recipients. Their remarks were moving and inspirational. Professor Devon W. Hanahan, Hispanic studies adjunct faculty member, was the guest speaker. She was ranked as the second-highest teacher in the nation in 2013 by the professor-rating website.  She shared stories on how she keeps her students engaged and inspired to be the best they can be.

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 David Masich, Director of Gift Planning at, or Paula Ruth at

Leaving a legacy

Eric and Lee Cox

Eric and Lee love the College. They want future students to have the same great, life-shaping experiences they did, so they decided their legacy at the College would support the School of Business. More about their story »

Want to get in touch?

David Masich

Director of Gift Planning

Phone:  (843) 953-1835

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29455