The Crozier Society offers a special way to join the Bishop as he leads his flock. Members of the Crozier Society support the Bishop’s Annual Appeal with an annual gift of $1,000 or above.

The crozier is a walking staff and a symbol of the pastoral care entrusted to the Bishop. The top of the staff is curved like a shepherd’s crook to remind the Bishop of his pastoral duties towards the people entrusted to him through Christ.

As a Bishop leans on his crozier for support, he also leans on Crozier Society members as they take a leadership role in helping the Bishop carry out the mission of the Diocese of Charleston – to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to support those in need within our diocese.

Members recognize the importance of faithful philanthropy. Through generous support at leadership levels, you support the essential ministries that serve the spiritual, educational, and charitable needs of our brothers and sisters.

Shepherd’s Circle

Annual Gift of $1,000 – $2,499

    • Invitation to Crozier Society Appreciation Mass and Reception
    • A Crozier Society lapel pin, honoring your sacrificial support
    • Recognition in Diocesan Annual Appeal Report and Miscellany Year End Edition

Mitre Circle

Annual Gift of $2,500 – $4,999
Includes all of the benefits above, plus…

  • Invitation to Diocesan special events
  • Family name entered into a Book of Prayers kept in the Holy Family Chapel

Bishop’s Ring Circle

Annual Gift of $5,000 – $9,999
Includes all of the benefits above, plus…

  • Invitation to share dinner at Bishop’s residence
  • Family photo with the Bishop, to include a photo gift

Bishop’s Chair Circle

Annual Gift of $10,000 or more
Includes all of the benefits above, plus…

  • Invitation to a private lunch to learn about plans for the future of the Church

For more information on how you can become a Crozier Society member, please contact the Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement at (843) 261-0438 or baa@charlestondiocese.org.