The Institute is grateful for the civic virtue displayed by businesses and corporations over the years. Business Patrons receive the same benefits as Individual Patrons plus additional benefits depending on level of membership. The Abbeville Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization devoted to a critical study of what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition. It is supported entirely by the generous gifts of donors. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations can be made through PayPal with the link provided (Join Us!) or by check payable to Abbeville Institute, P.O. Box 10, McClellanville, SC 29458.