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Annual Gifts to Clemson

Annual Giving to Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Your annual gifts make a difference.

Your annual gifts support the Clemson Forever Fund — the backbone of Clemson University’s private support. Annual gifts help us support top students and faculty, the heart of the University’s purpose. By establishing a personal tradition of annual giving, you help the University rise into the ranks of the nation’s finest institutions. This rank keeps the brightest students in the state and attracts industry and higher paying jobs.

Interested in more information?
Ann Batson Smith '82 M'85, Annual Giving Program Director, 864-656-5896

  • Annual Giving Clubs

    Annual Giving Clubs recognize and thank members of the Clemson Family who provide the University with annual support.

    • Heritage Partners* ($25,000 plus)
    • The Founders* ($10,000-$24,999)
    • Leadership Circle* ($10,000 plus, unrestricted gifts only)
    • Clemson Fellows* ($5,000-$9,999)
    • Clemson Ambassadors* ($2,500-$4,999)
    • Presidents Club* ($1,000-$2,499)
    • Silver Tiger ($500-$999)
    • University Club ($250-$499)
    • Century Club ($100-$249)
    • Active Member ($1-$99)

    *These annual gift clubs have been designated as Major Gift Clubs. All current members are honored at annual Major Gift Club events and are listed in the Major Gift Clubs membership roster.

    To learn more, contact Ann Smith at or 864-656-5895.

  • Unrestricted gifts are our most vital resource for success.
    • Annual unrestricted gifts allow the University to meet unforeseen needs as they arise and to capitalize on opportunities as they emerge. Read more about endowments.
    • Through annual unrestricted gifts, University administrators have the ability to direct funds to where the need is the greatest yearly.
  • Special options enhance your annual giving record.
    • Many corporations will match their employees' donations to Clemson University. Gifts from employers through matching gift programs are credited to your individual giving record.
    • Clemson alumni often wish to establish a perfect, ever loyal consecutive-giving record since their date of graduation. To “catch up” missed years, you need only to make a current fiscal-year gift plus a minimum gift of $10 for each missed year.
    • Annual gifts to the Clemson Forever Fund are tax deductible.
  • Distinctive gift clubs acknowledge outstanding annual commitments.
  • Ways to give

    Read more about methods of giving to Clemson or make your online gift now!

    For assistance: Please contact us at 864-656-5896 or, or visit Contact Us for a full list of our staff.

  • About the Phonathon
    • The Clemson University Phonathon Program gives Clemson students benefiting from philanthropy the opportunity to thank our donors and encourage their support.
    • The phonathon is an integral part of Clemson’s annual fundraising drive and is helping support the Will to Lead campaign.
    • Are you a student who would like to help make a difference? The phonathon is in need of confident, well-spoken students who are able to communicate the University’s funding needs to alumni and friends of Clemson. Read more or apply now!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Shirley Center For Philanthropy, 110 Daniel Drive Clemson, South Carolina 29631 or call 864-656-2121.