Spero Society

While I Breathe


If you want to unlock South Carolina’s fullest potential, you have a home at Palmetto Promise — South Carolina’s premier research and policy organization. Our top priorities are excellent education for our children, affordable energy and health care for our families, and a thriving economy for our workers. Partnering together with you and concerned citizens throughout the state, we can make these goals — these promises — a reality today and leave a powerful legacy of freedom, hope and opportunity for generations to come.

Jim DeMint
Founding Chairman


Sustainer Level ($1,000 – $9,999)

  • Quarterly newsletter, The Palmetto Voice
  • Recognition in Annual Report (if desired)
  • Invitation to special events
  • Special recognition item

Leadership Level ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • All Sustainer Level benefits, plus
  • Special access and reserved seating at all PPI events
  • Quarterly briefing call with PPI leadership
  • VIP Access to special events

President’s Circle ($25,000+)

  • All Leadership Level benefits, plus
  • Annual dinner with PPI Board of Directors
  • Special recognition opportunities throughout the year

The Spero Society—named in tribute to South Carolina’s aspiring state motto— recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually to Palmetto Promise Institute.

Your commitment helps position the Palmetto State for a brighter, more prosperous future that benefits all South Carolinians. As a Spero Society member, you join other modern-day patriots who care deeply about the direction of our state – and are investing in its future.

From promoting affordable energy and empowering patients in their healthcare decisions, to expanding educational opportunities for students and advocating for a fairer tax system and responsible state budget, your investment powers our work.

As our most generous and loyal supporters, Spero Society members enjoy a host of benefits, including access to unique events and opportunities to learn first-hand what we are doing from Palmetto Promise Institute leadership.

We also extend a special invitation for individuals under 40-years-old to support Palmetto Promise Institute. The Edward Rutledge Society, named in honor of the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, South Carolinian Edward Rutledge, recognizes the next generation of Palmetto State leadership. For an annual contribution of $500 or more you will receive recognition at the Sustainer Level of the Spero Society.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy of freedom and prosperity in the Palmetto State through your will and estate plans, we invite you to learn more about the Promise Legacy Society. Palmetto Promise Institute accepts simple bequests, life insurance and retirement plans gifts, and other planned giving vehicles.

To learn more about the Spero Society and how you can be a part of creating a brighter future for generations of South Carolinians to come, please contact Richard McAdams at richard@palmettopromise.org or 803-708-0673.