CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Panhellenic Council, which represents 12 sororities, has donated $22,400 to benefit the Circle of Sisterhood.

The Panhellenic Council raised $11,200 for the cause through events throughout the semester, including donations made during the recruitment process, a recruitment movie social, the new member gala and weeklong fundraising competitions held during Panhellenic Pride Week. The Panhellenic Council matched this total from its own funds, bringing the total to $22,400.

Circle of Sisterhood is a philanthropic organization that aims to unite sorority women by fundraising for educational opportunities for girls in developing nations. This donation will make Clemson University one of the largest donors in the Southeast and marks progress toward the Panhellenic Council’s goal to raise $40,000, the cost of building a school in Africa. Once it reaches this goal, Panhellenic Council will be eligible to send members from Clemson to the project site to help with construction and to meet the girls who will attend the school.

“Since adopting Circle of Sisterhood as our council’s philanthropy two years ago, Clemson Panhellenic has developed a deeply personal connection with the organization and its cause while working to raise awareness throughout the Panhellenic community,” said Camilla Hundley, Panhellenic Council’s vice president of public relations. “Clemson Panhellenic is truly making a global difference.

– Ashley Hedrick