Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small, southern town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in multiple ways.
In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving bright, small-town Clemson students big futures.
“We love Chester. We love Clemson. They have been awfully good to us, and this is a great way for students to get a good education,” said Beverly Stone.
The couple couldn’t be happier to give back through establishing this endowment. They hope that providing financial assistance will allow Chester students to fulfill their goals and develop a strong love for Tigertown.
“I think it’s important that you never quit giving back. Without Clemson — without Chester — we wouldn’t be where we are today,” said Sam Stone.
When Sam Stone is not practicing Family Medicine in Chester, you can find him working in the first-aid station in Memorial Stadium. Along with being the stadium doctor for over 30 years, Sam has also been a long-standing member of IPTAY, is the current Chester County IPTAY chairman and an avid supporter of the Clemson Forever Fund. They enjoy remaining involved in the Clemson community in various ways, and in fact, have only missed four home games in 35 years.
“We come to the football games and that’s the fun part, but the academic part is so important, too. If you can help somebody come here and graduate from here, they’ll give back. That’s how the school grows, and that’s what makes it a family. That’s what Clemson is — a family,” said Sam Stone.
It’s donors like Sam and Beverly who help current and future Tigers succeed. Not only do they invest monetarily, but they also invest their time, which sets a great example for students and lets them know that they truly care and believe.