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Give Day April 5, 2023

Give Day 4.5.23

Your gift changes lives that change the world,
in these hills and beyond.

: On April 5, 2023, Tigers around the world will rally together to support the common thread that ties us all together — Clemson University.

Give Day offers us a chance to celebrate our community that reaches across colleges, states and even generations. On past Give Days, dedicated Tigers have stepped forward to support the future of student scholarships, faculty research, life-changing programs and more. Your commitment to our University fortifies the bond between us and strengthens the pride we feel when we say,

“I am a Clemson Tiger.”

$6,333,884 Dollars Raised
2,674 Donors

What is
Give Day?

Give Day is a 24-hour campaign that proves that everyone has something to give. For one whole day, we celebrate the fact that every act of generosity — no matter how big or small — strengthens the Clemson Family.

Whether it supports student scholarships, faculty research, our state-of-the-art facilities or program enhancement, each gift honors the common bond that ties us all together — Clemson University.

Miss your chance to give on Clemson Give Day? You can still make a gift and make a difference for students, faculty and staff at Clemson University.


  • Created 139 new scholarships and fellowships in the 2022 fiscal year.
  • Funded research that earned Clemson the No. 26 Most Innovative Schools ranking by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
  • Ensured that most of Clemson’s graduates (52%) have no debt, defying state (40%) and national (42%) averages.


  • Provide funding for scholarships that bring the best and brightest to Clemson.
  • Grant resources to esteemed faculty for groundbreaking research.
  • Enhance Clemson facilities to match the needs of our campus.
  • Create unforgettable Clemson experiences for the next generation of Tigers.

Meet Francis Gunter

First-year Undergraduate Student

Hailing from the small town of Gilbert, South Carolina, Francis Gunter is a first-year parks, recreation and tourism management (recreational therapy concentration) major and an aspiring occupational therapist. After her beloved great aunt suffered a stroke, Francis saw the toll that recovery took on her loved one’s life. After attending occupational therapy sessions with her great aunt, she realized that her calling was helping people cope with their lifelong disabilities. However, she understood that pursuing a career in occupational therapy would require several years of higher education and a lot of debt. She thought she might have to give up her dream until she received her Clemson scholarship. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Clemson Family, Francis can attend Clemson and pursue her dream career without the stress of debt after graduation.

Meet Isaiah Reid

Student Athlete

Isaiah Reid is a junior majoring in sports communication and defender/forward for the 2021 Men’s Soccer National Championship team. A Clemson fan from childhood, Isaiah knew that his dream was to play for Clemson Men’s Soccer, but he also wanted to attend a University that would provide financial assistance to get the best education possible. After receiving a scholarship to attend Clemson, he committed as a high school sophomore with a promising college career ahead. Through his scholarship, Isaiah has been able to live and play as a student athlete who is as remarkable in the classroom as he is on the soccer field. He was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2019-2020) and holds an on-campus UPIC social media management internship. He is grateful to the loyal Clemson donors who have allowed him to achieve his lifelong dream — winning the Men’s Soccer National Championship as a Clemson Tiger.

Meet Drayton Wade

Clemson University Alumnus ‘13

Drayton Wade ’13 is a political science degree-holder and an alumnus of the Summer in the Balkans study abroad program. After he participated in the program in 2012, Drayton was moved by the experiences on his trip and inspired by the cultural insights he received from the trip’s leader, Professor Vladimir Matic. After graduation, he was inspired to form the CU Balkans Foundation with fellow alumni of the program to support continued educational opportunities with Clemson University and western Balkans countries. he knew that he wanted to do more to thank Professor Matic and strengthen this program. In partnership with fellow foundation members, Drayton gave to establish the Vladimir Matic Global Politics Endowment to honor his former professor and provide resources for students who wish to embark on the program. Through Drayton’s generosity, the Summer in the Balkans study abroad program will provide support to students who wish embark on the same eye-opening journey that Drayton did.

Meet Srikanth Pilla

Endowed Professor and Researcher

Srikanth Pilla is a Robert Patrick Jenkins Endowed Professor with the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, Founding Director of the Clemson Composites Center and a researcher with CU-ICAR. He joined the Clemson Family in August 2013 and brought with him an exciting idea: to establish a center where researchers could combine efforts to make an enormous impact on relevant industries. When the Department of Energy granted $5.81 million in 2015 to Srikanth’s research efforts, more people began to believe in his mission and vision. By 2017, Srikanth had the academic and financial support of Clemson leadership, state legislature and industry leaders. In 2020, the doors for the Clemson Composites Center opened to researchers who envisioned large-scale change that would impact the globe.


The Clemson Family doesn’t aim for average. We strive for greatness. Because the best is our standard.

The common bond that runs through the Clemson Family is our dedication to our home. We love this place for what it has given us. We can all help secure a bright future for generations to come.

For our students. For our students.

Support scholarships and student experiences on campus and beyond.

For our faculty and staff. For our faculty and staff.

Support research that begins at Clemson and changes the world.

Clemson tiger paw For our Clemson Family. For the Clemson Family.

Support Tigers no matter where they are in their Clemson journey.

Roy Jones looks at the camera while writing a letter at his desk, wearing a black suit and orange tie.
Emily Martin presents her research findings in a bright window-lined room wearing a black suit and orange Tiger Paw pin.
Nam takes the pulse of a human simulator in the lab by his professor, using a stethoscope, wearing purple and white scrubs.
Joe crouches down to investigate a drone as it rests in the grass.

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