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Donor's Impact

Learn how others have made an impact at Clemson through their acts of giving.

  • Empowering the Next Generation
    Empowering the Next Generation
    Empowerment is described as "the process of becoming stronger or more confident." Members of the Clemson Family are known for lifting our fellow Tigers — from their time as students throughout their journey as alumni...
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  • The Love in These Hills
    The Love in These Hills
    "There is something in these hills that brings together and binds together and holds together men and women of all persuasions, of all heights, sizes, weights, and cultural backgrounds..."
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  • Shining a Light on Others
    Shining a Light on Others
    When Charles '84 and Rhonda Cooper enter a room, it lights up. Their zest for life and love of Clemson is palpable...
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  • A Season of Giving. A Lifetime of Impact.
    A Season of Giving. A Lifetime of Impact.
    The most meaningful gifts are those made from the heart. Tom and Karen Chapman are intentional about supporting programs that have immediate impact on others...
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  • A Hearty Harvest for the Future
    A Hearty Harvest for the Future
    "With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see." These words from Ella Wheeler Wilcox, an author and a poet, ring especially true when...
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  • Planting the Seeds for the Future
    Planting the Seeds for the Future
    Clemson's proud tradition of military excellence dates back to its founding as a military school for cadets seeking the highest academic excellence. In 1916, ROTC was...
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  • Honoring Clemson's Land-Grant Mission through Time, Talent and Treasures
    Honoring Clemson's Land-Grant Mission through Time, Talent and Treasures
    W. Kirby Player, Ph.D. knows firsthand what it means to describe Clemson as "home." He has called this university "home" for as long as he can remember.
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  • Fueling future generations of FIRSTS
    Fueling future generations of FIRSTS
    Aspiring to be first is inherent in many of us. It is a goal worth pursuing; however, it is not without difficulties. For first-generation students, college comes with...
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  • The Legacy of a Clemson
    The Legacy of a Clemson "Renaissance Man"
    The late William C. Nettles, Jr. of Salem, South Carolina, known fondly to many friends and colleagues as "Bill," is remembered as a true "Renaissance man...
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  • Helping Others Bring Change to the World
    Helping Others Bring Change to the World
    Since 1993, Bill and Susan Orr's generous gifts to the University have made and continue to make a difference for generations of Clemson Tigers...
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  • Leading the Way <em>Forward</em>
    Leading the Way Forward
    Retired from 40 years of dedicated and faithful service to the University, Jack McKenzie continues to build upon the foundation of service he began many years ago...
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  • Fulfilling Dreams
    Fulfilling Dreams
    The story of Clemson is inextricably bound by the influence of a woman – Anna Calhoun Clemson. After Anna passed away, the estate fell into the possession of...
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  • Swimming toward LIFE
    Swimming toward LIFE
    It only takes a moment to change a life. Jessica Weitz is a testament to this. A lifelong competitive swimmer, Jessica's experience working with special needs...
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  • A Bond Among Tigers
    A Bond Among Tigers
    The true spirit of a Clemson Tiger is loyal, fierce, generous, honorable and passionate – all characteristics that Margaret Segars Bond, '84, embodies.
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  • A ring of history
    A ring of history
    The Clemson ring brings Tigers together in extraordinary ways, but it also represents a piece of every Clemson family's history.
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  • A Piece of Home
    A Piece of Home
    Giving - it also means caring. That is what the Clemson Family does - they give, and they care. It doesn't matter how large or small. Because the small gifts add up to...
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  • A Lifetime Connection to Clemson
    A Lifetime Connection to Clemson
    Growing up as a child in the small town of Cowpens, South Carolina, Gwen Shoneke always cherished her grandfather's Clemson beanie cap and colorful stories about his time as a student at the University...
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  • Standing On Shoulders of Strangers
    Standing On Shoulders of Strangers
    Attending college is a transformative experience. It is four years of new experiences, challenging academics and personal growth. For Michael Puldy '84, this was...
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  • Creativity Meets Discipline
    Creativity Meets Discipline
    The Clemson Experience is a lifetime connection - one that Russell "Rip" Parks has proudly chosen to embody. He cherishes the skills and abilities he learned...
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  • Big Dreams
    Big Dreams
    Karen Bobo is helping students in need through a bequest for scholarships.
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  • A Labor of Love
    A Labor of Love
    David Lyle donates his time, as well as his resources, to honor Clemson University students - past and present - who also felt called to serve their country.
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  • Changing Courses
    Changing Courses
    Orange and white confetti was raining down. Clemson Tigers were arm-in-arm, swaying as the Tiger Band played the alma mater. National Champions was...
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  • Power Couple
    Power Couple
    Power couple - there is no other way to describe John and Laurie Gutshaw. Long before they even met, John and Laurie both relished...
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  • Pulling Together
    Pulling Together
    The staff of the Clemson Alumni Association has selected Raymond H. Anderson, Jr. of North Charleston to receive the 2018...
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  • The Power to Transform
    The Power to Transform
    Passion - it's what drives an individual in their success personally and professionally. Melinda E. Chappell's passion...
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  • Turning passion into purpose.
    Turning passion into purpose.
    Emily Peek arrived at Clemson as a math major in 1968 ­- one of the few Clemson women entering the field of...
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  • Fabric of Life
    Fabric of Life
    Clemson alumnus Paul Barnett will give need-based students great opportunities.
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  • A legacy of service, hard work and dedication
    A legacy of service, hard work and dedication
    Education at Clemson did not come easy for Major David W.E. Black. During summer breaks, he worked at textile mills and in a toy store in addition...
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  • One Gift Leads to Another for Alumnus Wayne Ouzts '61
    One Gift Leads to Another for Alumnus Wayne Ouzts '61
    People give when their hearts are touched in a meaningful way, and Wayne Ouzts '61, is no exception. His relationship to Clemson and to those that helped him...
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  • From Tragedy to Triumph: Father Keeps Daughter's Memory Alive Through Growing Endowment
    From Tragedy to Triumph: Father Keeps Daughter's Memory Alive Through Growing Endowment
    How one handles loss is a test of strength and courage. Alumnus Stephen S. McCrorey '65 took loss and transformed it into a lasting legacy for his only child.
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  • Clemson Couple's Generosity And The Value Of
    Clemson Couple's Generosity And The Value Of "Hands On" Learning Inspires Charitable Remainder Trust
    Appropriately, Butch and Joy Ferree describe their lives in Clemson and their involvement with Clemson University as "pure joy."
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  • Martha Grigsby Honors Those Who Changed The Course Of Her Life
    Martha Grigsby Honors Those Who Changed The Course Of Her Life
    Martha Callahan Grigsby is a woman always on the move.
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  • Retired Teacher Honors Parents and Future Teachers with Endowment
    Retired Teacher Honors Parents and Future Teachers with Endowment
    It is heartwarming to talk to families who are close in spirit and in their goals.
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  • From Student to Professor, Todd Schweisinger Works to Fund A Gift of Perpetuity
    From Student to Professor, Todd Schweisinger Works to Fund A Gift of Perpetuity
    Humility is a trait that cannot be taught; it is learned through experience and an inner desire to help others more than ourselves.
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  • Retired Chemical Engineer Funds Endowment to Help Students Stay in School
    Retired Chemical Engineer Funds Endowment to Help Students Stay in School
    Retired chemical engineer Jeffrey Gude knows the value of hard work and financial assistance when it comes to education.
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