Thomas F. and Karen Chapman have helped shape the future of Clemson University students with their support of academic, athletic and university programs.
The Duke Energy Foundation awarded Clemson University $50,000 from its environmental program to support “Natural History and Ecology of Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station and Jocassee Gorges." The grant, awarded to Barbara Speziale and John Hains of Clemson, supported two environmental education courses this summer for 18 K-12 teachers from across South Carolina and will support another next summer.
Several years ago, Melvin and Dollie Younts learned of the students’ desire for building a free-standing chapel on Clemson University’s campus. Now, the dream will become a reality thanks to the generosity of Melvin Younts of Fountain Inn, who recently pledged a gift of $500,000 for the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel, in memory of his wife of 67 years who passed away on July 20, 2018.
Karen Chapman of Atlanta, whose philanthropy has touched many lives through her support of education and health care, was named an honorary Clemson University alumna Monday. She was honored at the University Convocation, where her husband, Tom, was guest speaker as Clemson opened its 125th academic year.
Marilyn Godbold’s impactful gift started in an unlikely place - at a meeting she attended as a guest.
Private gifts to Clemson University and IPTAY in the fiscal year ending June 30 set annual fundraising records for another year. This is the seventh consecutive year that annual fundraising at Clemson has exceeded $100 million and the second straight year it topped $150 million.
The Duke Energy Foundation is providing $85,000 to Clemson University to continue support of two separate summer programs that are aimed at increasing diversity in the pipeline that carries talent from academia to the workplace. The foundation granted $45,000 to Project WISE and $40,000 to PEER/WISE Summer Experiences.
Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.
Mary Anne Raymond has been named the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professor in Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business. The endowed professorship was created by long-time Clemson benefactors Tom and Karen Chapman as part of their inaugural Cornerstone Partner for Academics gift of $4 million presented to the university last fall.
At every stage of life, Brian Dawkins has made a statement.
Clemson University means everything to Rob and Claudia Hubbard. It’s where they first met in January 1973, when Rob was working part-time for Tom Lynch at Lynch Drug Co. For months, Tom talked to both Rob and Claudia, a nursing professor at the University, trying repeatedly to set them up on blind dates. Though they […]
Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson.
The Clemson family came through again. A total of 3,551 donors made contributions totaling $1,440,498 during Clemson University’s third annual Give Day Wednesday.
Upstate residents Joe and Gretchen Erwin of Greenville will improve the future of Clemson University students, faculty and staff and the business community with their $2.5 million gift, including $1 million for the new College of Business building and $1.5 million for a student scholarship and programming support for communication students and adjunct faculty.
At 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, the clock will start on Clemson University’s third annual Give Day, a 24-hour marathon to raise money for scholarships, teaching and facilities. Volunteers and staff will collect donations by telephone, online and on campus from alumni, students, parents, employees and Clemson supporters. Last year, donors contributed more than $2 million on Give Day. While topping that dollar total would be great, the primary goal this year is to increase the number of individual donors from last year’s 3,200 to 3,500 this year.