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Our donors are making news and making a difference in the success of our University. Among our friends and alumni are people and businesses that have stepped up to support Clemson in remarkable ways. And we are grateful.

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Clemson University means everything to Rob and Claudia Hubbard. It’s where they first met in January 1973, when Rob was working part-time for Tom Lynch at Lynch Drug Co. For months, Tom talked to both Rob and Claudia, a nursing professor at the University, trying repeatedly to set them up on blind dates. Though they […]

Surprise Gift Gives Back

Clemson University means everything to Rob and Claudia Hubbard. It’s where they first met in January 1973, when Rob was working part-time for Tom Lynch at Lynch Drug Co. For months, Tom talked to both Rob and Claudia, a nursing professor at the University, trying repeatedly to set them up on blind dates. Though they […] READ THIS STORY »


Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson.

Deep Roots to Lasting Fruit

Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson. READ THIS STORY »


The Clemson family came through again. A total of 3,551 donors made contributions totaling $1,440,498 during Clemson University’s third annual Give Day Wednesday.

Give Day raises $1.4 million for Clemson scholarships, teaching and facilities

The Clemson family came through again. A total of 3,551 donors made contributions totaling $1,440,498 during Clemson University’s third annual Give Day Wednesday. READ THIS STORY »


Upstate residents Joe and Gretchen Erwin of Greenville will improve the future of Clemson University students, faculty and staff and the business community with their $2.5 million gift, including $1 million for the new College of Business building and $1.5 million for a student scholarship and programming support for communication students and adjunct faculty.

Erwins’ commitment makes a difference for Clemson University students, faculty and business community   

Upstate residents Joe and Gretchen Erwin of Greenville will improve the future of Clemson University students, faculty and staff and the business community with their $2.5 million gift, including $1 million for the new College of Business building and $1.5 million for a student scholarship and programming support for communication students and adjunct faculty. READ THIS STORY »


At 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, the clock will start on Clemson University’s third annual Give Day, a 24-hour marathon to raise money for scholarships, teaching and facilities. Volunteers and staff will collect donations by telephone, online and on campus from alumni, students, parents, employees and Clemson supporters. Last year, donors contributed more than $2 million on Give Day. While topping that dollar total would be great, the primary goal this year is to increase the number of individual donors from last year’s 3,200 to 3,500 this year.

Third Clemson University Give Day aims to top 3,500 donors

At 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, the clock will start on Clemson University’s third annual Give Day, a 24-hour marathon to raise money for scholarships, teaching and facilities. Volunteers and staff will collect donations by telephone, online and on campus from alumni, students, parents, employees and Clemson supporters. Last year, donors contributed more than $2 million on Give Day. While topping that dollar total would be great, the primary goal this year is to increase the number of individual donors from last year’s 3,200 to 3,500 this year. READ THIS STORY »


A retired Greenville executive who has donated to organizations ranging from the Peace Center to First Presbyterian Church is turning his philanthropic attention to Clemson University, where he is providing the largest donation in history to the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. William Sturgis and his wife, Martha Beth, are contributing $600,000 to create a distinguished professorship in the department.

Donation from retired Cryovac executive breaks record for Clemson chemical engineering

A retired Greenville executive who has donated to organizations ranging from the Peace Center to First Presbyterian Church is turning his philanthropic attention to Clemson University, where he is providing the largest donation in history to the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. William Sturgis and his wife, Martha Beth, are contributing $600,000 to create a distinguished professorship in the department. READ THIS STORY »


When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set.

Shaping the future

When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set. READ THIS STORY »


If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch Gerald Glenn in a certain blue blazer – the one lined in orange that has a tiger paw on the inside.
And if you’re lucky, you just might catch him laughing and asking, “Can you tell Clemson is close to my heart?”

Laying a foundation

If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch Gerald Glenn in a certain blue blazer – the one lined in orange that has a tiger paw on the inside. And if you’re lucky, you just might catch him laughing and asking, “Can you tell Clemson is close to my heart?” READ THIS STORY »


Russell “Rip” Paul Parks, a Clemson alumnus and managing principal at DesignStrategies LLC in Greenville, has established a $175,000 endowment in architecture professor David Allison’s name.

Endowment established for David Allison, one of the ‘Most Influential People in Healthcare Design’

Russell “Rip” Paul Parks, a Clemson alumnus and managing principal at DesignStrategies LLC in Greenville, has established a $175,000 endowment in architecture professor David Allison’s name. READ THIS STORY »


Todd Schweisinger still lives in the house he bought for $60,000 when he was a Ph.D. student and drives the same 1988 minivan he’s had since he was a teen. It’s not that Schweisinger can’t afford a bigger house or a newer car. He makes a comfortable salary at Clemson University as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering and undergraduate lab coordinator. Schweisinger shuns luxuries because they aren’t in line with his life goals. He has bigger plans, and donating $2 million to Clemson is at the top of his list.

Senior lecturer who shuns luxuries plans to donate $2 million for scholarships

Todd Schweisinger still lives in the house he bought for $60,000 when he was a Ph.D. student and drives the same 1988 minivan he’s had since he was a teen. It’s not that Schweisinger can’t afford a bigger house or a newer car. He makes a comfortable salary at Clemson University as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering and undergraduate lab coordinator. Schweisinger shuns luxuries because they aren’t in line with his life goals. He has bigger plans, and donating $2 million to Clemson is at the top of his list. READ THIS STORY »