You broke every record, surpassed every goal.
This is what happens when thousands of Clemson alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, parents, organizations and corporations step forward as one.
Every gift — from coins in a bucket to million-dollar endowments — is making an impact on the future of our University, our state, our nation and our world.
Your support will live on through future generations of Tigers, ensuring a strong Clemson today, tomorrow and forever.
We are forever grateful.
A university that had never dreamed so big, reached so far or taken on such a challenge raised over $1,000,000,000. It had never been done by a public university with an alumni base as small as Clemson’s. But we did it. We’ve made Clemson stronger, more stable and better prepared for the future.
The strength of the Clemson Tigers put the University in the national spotlight. The strength of your commitment is equally impressive. Your dedication makes our University more nimble, agile and ready to take its next shot. Unrestricted gifts help us meet unexpected needs and give the University flexibility to seize opportunities that arise for students, faculty, staff, facilities and engaged learning.
Your support has made the University a world-class institution, sought by some of the nation’s best students and home to some of its brightest faculty. The effects of your gifts will expand to reach generations far beyond ours and ensure the future of Clemson.
One gift at a time, we not only met our goal, we surpassed it, we raised our ranking and we proved without a doubt that Clemson’s “All In” spirit is more than a catch phrase.
Just as Anna and Thomas Clemson made a plan to leave their estate to create a “high seminary of learning,” planned giving involves deferred gifts of life insurance, trusts, retirement assets and bequests. You have followed in the steps of Thomas and Anna to ensure that Clemson University remains great.
Your personal will to lead not only helped pass our $1 billion goal — the largest goal ever attempted by a public university with an alumni base our size — you helped make this the largest fundraising effort in the state of South Carolina.
Clemson owes a special thanks to these individuals and families who reached a landmark cumulative gift level of $1M or more over the course of the capital campaign. This list reflects gifts of cash, pledges and gifts-in-kind to Clemson during the period between July 1, 2006 and June 1, 2016.
Many corporate and foundation partners stepped forward to make gifts that went beyond helping us reach our ultimate Will to Lead goal. Often, you also served as mentors, advisers and collaborators, giving something that has far-reaching effects across campus. Thank you. You many never know how many lives you touched in this generation as well as in those to follow.
These partners provided our faculty and students with vital technology, machinery, equipment and, most important, wisdom garnered from their years of business experience.