United Daughters of the Confederacy
The Organization’s objectives are Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial, and Patriotic.
Historical: The UDC works to preserve, restore, and mark Confederate historic sites, monuments, and markers, and to preserve Confederate items. Programs on historical topics are presented at Chapter meetings.
Educational: Scholarships are a UDC priority, with numerous endowed scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate levels for descendants of eligible Confederate ancestors. Many Chapters have Confederate educational programs, essay contests, exhibits, and classroom presentations at elementary and high schools.
Benevolent: The UDC is tireless in its devotion to charitable works and projects. Members support a wide range of charitable organizations and efforts at the local, national, and international levels by donating time, funds, and needed supplies.
Memorial: In the early days of the Organization, the UDC became known as the “builder of monuments,” and continues today in building, restoring, and preserving Confederate monuments. Activities that remember our Confederate dead and those who have died in any war in the service of our country, as well as deceased UDC members, are in integral part of UDC work
Patriotic: The UDC is among the first in aiding our country during times of crisis and maintains unwavering American patriotism.