Pittsburg native, Amanda Todd ’17, was packing up to head back south to begin her sophomore year at Clemson when her family received news that had the potential to impact her college career. Her father had been diagnosed with a significant brain tumor, which put the Todd family in a difficult financial situation. However, thanks to generous donors, Todd has been able to continue to grow and thrive at Clemson, all while making memories she’ll never forget.
Matt Doyle '16, a student from Connecticut, never dreamt of attending an out-of-state school. However, in 2012, Chuck '82 and Sue Fish made a commitment to establish an endowed fund, ultimately to provide engineering students from out-of-state with a great college experience. This commitment originated with the Chuck ’82 and Sue Fish Annual Engineering Scholarship, which they have been funding over a four-year period. Thanks to the couple's commitment, students like Matt Doyle can achieve goals they once thought weren’t possible.
Businessman and Clemson University trustee Mark Richardson and his wife, Kathryn, have given $1 million for a scholarship fund to help ensure that all Emerging Scholars students accepted into Clemson University can attend the school with financial aid.
The Clemson Family showed its generosity Wednesday, donating more than $900,000 to support student, faculty and facility needs during the inaugural Give Day.
Hubbell Lighting Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of industrial and residential lighting fixtures in North America, and the Hubbell Foundation have pledged $250,000 to Clemson University to establish the Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
Clemson University will hold its inaugural Give Day on April 6 in an effort to unite the Clemson Family in support of student, faculty and facility needs.
Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in many ways. In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving small-town students big futures.
As Clemson works to strengthen its message of diversity, Corrine Grant C ’99 MHRD ‘ 01 will be one of the professionals leading the charge. She is leading by inspiration and example.
Clemson alumnus Brian J. O’Rourke of Greenville has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Clemson University and will serve on the executive leadership team reporting to President James P. Clements.
Thomas ’10 and Lauren Cleveland ’09 are two Clemson alums who will always consider their alma mater their home away from home. Because the University gave so much to the Clevelands, they began paying-it-forward after graduation and continue to give consecutively, making them ‘ever-loyal’ alumni and donors.
Clemson Class of 1963 alumnus Joe Swann has been a lifelong supporter of his alma mater, and recently he and his wife, Barbara Ann “Bobbi” Swann, provided a Cornerstone Gift of $3.3 million to athletics.
An innovative South Carolina-based telecommunications company is partnering with Clemson University’s new Watt Family Innovation Center to transform student lives and campus academics. Comporium, Inc. has pledged $3 million in financial support and in-kind products and services to the Watt Center and will be a Founding Innovation Partner in the new facility that fosters collaborative research activities, product use and demonstration and philanthropic support.
Donors like Rob and Patricia Randall are what keep this beloved University thriving. Throughout their graduate work, the Randalls were deeply impacted by the Clemson Family. The couple continues to be impacted by the University, which has led them to establish a significant planned gift. Just as Anna Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson had a plan to create a “high seminary of learning,” the Randalls have a plan to continue to improve the University.
Clemson University’s Legacy Month culminated with a formal ceremony under the trees of Fort Hill to recognize Roy and Marnie Pearce with a bronze leaf dedication and induction into the Fort Hill Legacy Society, posthumous honors for donors who leave $1 million or more to the university.
In 2000, Steve ’65 and Ann McCrorey established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Maggi ’95, who passed away during her senior year at Clemson.This endowment benefits multiple students including freshman Jacob Wright who has been inspired to pay-it-forward.