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.
A retired Greenville executive who has donated to organizations ranging from the Peace Center to First Presbyterian Church is turning his philanthropic attention to Clemson University, where he is providing the largest donation in history to the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. William Sturgis and his wife, Martha Beth, are contributing $600,000 to create a distinguished professorship in the department.
When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set.
If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch Gerald Glenn in a certain blue blazer – the one lined in orange that has a tiger paw on the inside. And if you’re lucky, you just might catch him laughing and asking, “Can you tell Clemson is close to my heart?”
Russell “Rip” Paul Parks, a Clemson alumnus and managing principal at DesignStrategies LLC in Greenville, has established a $175,000 endowment in architecture professor David Allison’s name.
Todd Schweisinger still lives in the house he bought for $60,000 when he was a Ph.D. student and drives the same 1988 minivan he’s had since he was a teen. It’s not that Schweisinger can’t afford a bigger house or a newer car. He makes a comfortable salary at Clemson University as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering and undergraduate lab coordinator. Schweisinger shuns luxuries because they aren’t in line with his life goals. He has bigger plans, and donating $2 million to Clemson is at the top of his list.