$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


Pickens-Salley Circle


1961 Society

Pacesetters ($1-$499):
 Pacesetters are leaders and initiators. Pacesetter donors proudly give to our Pacer Nation so that others will follow in their footsteps.

Penland Partners ($500-$999): Penland Partners represent all the founders who gave willingly of their time, talent and treasure to our ever-growing university. Penland Partners give to continue the honor and tradition of USC Aiken’s forefathers.

Pacer Spirit Society ($1,000 – $2,499): Spirit Society donors promote the Pacer spirit embodied by the “Spirit” horse, which stands proudly at the front of campus.

Stetson Society ($2,500 - $4,999): All institutions have leaders who have been  innovative and forward moving. The Stetson Society applauds those leaders whose
shoulders we now stand on – making USC Aiken a more progressive university.

Gregg-Graniteville Circle ($5,000 - $9,999): Celebrating 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 USC Aiken.

Banksia Founders Society ($10,000 - $24,999): Commemorating the early graduates of USC Aiken, Banksia (now the Aiken County Historical Museum) Founders recognizes those who give at levels that significantly promote programs, facilities and/or scholarship.

Chancellor’s Cabinet ($25,000 - $99,999): The Chancellor’s Cabinet recognizes donors whose gifts build upon the University’s tradition of excellence and innovation.

Pickens-Salley Circle ($100,000+): This highest level of recognition, the Pickens-Salley Circle honors those donors whose generous gifts are transformative for USC Aiken, our students, 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 USC 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.