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The impact of a gift to Clemson University is felt well beyond the borders of campus.

A gift to Clemson Forever is a gift to generations of bright, young minds. It's a gift to the future, not only of the University, but to the state of South Carolina and beyond. The students you help today are the leaders of tomorrow. The faculty who benefit from your gift are the innovators working on creative solutions to global problems.

Read the stories on this page to learn about the impact that private gifts can have on students and faculty, through support for scholarships, endowed faculty positions, new facilities and student engagement opportunities.

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Atlanta resident Thomas F. Chapman and his wife, Karen, have brightened the future of Clemson University students and every person their post-graduation work will impact with a $4 million gift that will establish an endowment for the Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars Program and create the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professorship in Leadership.

Chapmans enable future leaders with Clemson’s first Academic Cornerstone gift

Atlanta resident Thomas F. Chapman and his wife, Karen, have brightened the future of Clemson University students and every person their post-graduation work will impact with a $4 million gift that will establish an endowment for the Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars Program and create the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professorship in Leadership. READ THIS STORY »


Clemson University honored two of its most cherished supporters Friday with a bronze leaf dedication and induction into the Fort Hill Legacy Society, posthumous honors for donors who leave $1 million or more to the university.

Clemson honors Deals with induction into Fort Hill Legacy Society

Clemson University honored two of its most cherished supporters Friday with a bronze leaf dedication and induction into the Fort Hill Legacy Society, posthumous honors for donors who leave $1 million or more to the university. READ THIS STORY »


The Clemson University board of trustees has approved the College of Education’s initial plans to introduce South Carolina’s first university-led teacher residency program. Teacher residencies are a research-based method to increase teacher retention and preparedness as well as student achievement.

Clemson introduces teacher residency program to improve teacher, student outcomes

The Clemson University board of trustees has approved the College of Education’s initial plans to introduce South Carolina’s first university-led teacher residency program. Teacher residencies are a research-based method to increase teacher retention and preparedness as well as student achievement. READ THIS STORY »


Although architecture may be a traditional Clemson degree, John Blackburn is far from a standard architect. John graduated from Clemson in 1969 and created his own career in equine facility design.

Building a new field

Although architecture may be a traditional Clemson degree, John Blackburn is far from a standard architect. John graduated from Clemson in 1969 and created his own career in equine facility design. READ THIS STORY »


Henry Hoffmeyer’s father died when he was 11, leaving his mother to care for five children under age 14 while operating a small dairy in Darlington, S.C. All of them attended college. Henry and his wife, Polly are now intent on helping other single-parent families afford college.

Leading the way in nursing

Henry Hoffmeyer’s father died when he was 11, leaving his mother to care for five children under age 14 while operating a small dairy in Darlington, S.C. All of them attended college. Henry and his wife, Polly are now intent on helping other single-parent families afford college. READ THIS STORY »


William “Bill” T. Linton III’s family has a strong Clemson legacy, one that stretches from the 19th century through the 20th and into the 21st. Clemson has given so much to the Linton family and it is their hope that all young men and women can experience the wonderful things Clemson has to offer. In 2006, the Linton family established the Linton Family Endowment in Nursing ultimately helping students start their own Clemson legacy.

A Linton family legacy

William “Bill” T. Linton III’s family has a strong Clemson legacy, one that stretches from the 19th century through the 20th and into the 21st. Clemson has given so much to the Linton family and it is their hope that all young men and women can experience the wonderful things Clemson has to offer. In 2006, the Linton family established the Linton Family Endowment in Nursing ultimately helping students start their own Clemson legacy. READ THIS STORY »


The Annexstad family established the Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship in 2000 to help deserving students, specifically those who have overcome extraordinary hardships, achieve a college degree. The Clemson partnership was established in 2015, and in fall 2016, the first scholarship was awarded to a Tiger who is now one step closer to achieving his medical dream.

From one family to another

The Annexstad family established the Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship in 2000 to help deserving students, specifically those who have overcome extraordinary hardships, achieve a college degree. The Clemson partnership was established in 2015, and in fall 2016, the first scholarship was awarded to a Tiger who is now one step closer to achieving his medical dream. READ THIS STORY »


With key support from the Walmart Foundation and its U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Clemson University textile experts are working with the world’s most widely used fiber, polyester, to develop technologies that will make dyeing it more economical and environmentally friendly.

Textiles: A fundamental industry

With key support from the Walmart Foundation and its U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Clemson University textile experts are working with the world’s most widely used fiber, polyester, to develop technologies that will make dyeing it more economical and environmentally friendly. READ THIS STORY »


When Sam Cadden lost his life in a car accident the summer after his sophomore year, the Cadden family decided to turn their tragedy into something meaningful and purposeful, knowing that would best represent Sam. After thinking of how they could honor their beloved son, the couple made a significant gift toward a new addition to Clemson's campus, allowing their son's dream of leaving a lasting legacy on his school to become a reality.

A place for everyone

When Sam Cadden lost his life in a car accident the summer after his sophomore year, the Cadden family decided to turn their tragedy into something meaningful and purposeful, knowing that would best represent Sam. After thinking of how they could honor their beloved son, the couple made a significant gift toward a new addition to Clemson's campus, allowing their son's dream of leaving a lasting legacy on his school to become a reality. READ THIS STORY »


Drake Loflin's '07, M.S. '10 husband, also a Clemson alum, tragically passed away in 2014. Because of his love for Clemson, Drake began working with the Office of Development later that year to establish a memorial endowment in his name. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, his legacy will continue to live on through current and future Tigers.

Carrying on a legacy

Drake Loflin's '07, M.S. '10 husband, also a Clemson alum, tragically passed away in 2014. Because of his love for Clemson, Drake began working with the Office of Development later that year to establish a memorial endowment in his name. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, his legacy will continue to live on through current and future Tigers. READ THIS STORY »