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

A gift to the Will to Lead for Clemson 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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Thomas ’10 and Lauren Cleveland ’09 are two Clemson alums who will always consider their alma mater their home away from home. Because the University gave so much to the Clevelands, they began paying-it-forward after graduation and continue to give consecutively, making them ‘ever-loyal’ alumni and donors.

Young alums remain ever loyal

Thomas ’10 and Lauren Cleveland ’09 are two Clemson alums who will always consider their alma mater their home away from home. Because the University gave so much to the Clevelands, they began paying-it-forward after graduation and continue to give consecutively, making them ‘ever-loyal’ alumni and donors. READ THIS STORY »


Donors like Rob and Patricia Randall are what keep this beloved University thriving. Throughout their graduate work, the Randalls were deeply impacted by the Clemson Family. The couple continues to be impacted by the University, which has led them to establish a significant planned gift. Just as Anna Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson had a plan to create a “high seminary of learning,” the Randalls have a plan to continue to improve the University.

Creating a lasting legacy

Donors like Rob and Patricia Randall are what keep this beloved University thriving. Throughout their graduate work, the Randalls were deeply impacted by the Clemson Family. The couple continues to be impacted by the University, which has led them to establish a significant planned gift. Just as Anna Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson had a plan to create a “high seminary of learning,” the Randalls have a plan to continue to improve the University. READ THIS STORY »


In 2000, Steve ’65 and Ann McCrorey established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Maggi ’95, who passed away during her senior year at Clemson.This endowment benefits multiple students including freshman Jacob Wright who has been inspired to pay-it-forward.

Endowment inspires recipient to pay-it-forward

In 2000, Steve ’65 and Ann McCrorey established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Maggi ’95, who passed away during her senior year at Clemson.This endowment benefits multiple students including freshman Jacob Wright who has been inspired to pay-it-forward. READ THIS STORY »


As a Clemson alumnus who came from a long line of successful and knowledgable businessmen, R. Roy Pearce '41 decided to craft a plan designed to strengthen Tigers' writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. So in 1989, Roy and wife, Margery

A vision with no boundaries

As a Clemson alumnus who came from a long line of successful and knowledgable businessmen, R. Roy Pearce '41 decided to craft a plan designed to strengthen Tigers' writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. So in 1989, Roy and wife, Margery "Marnie" Pearce, donated $1.5 million to Clemson University to endow the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Thanks to the Pearces' vision, Clemson students have access to pivotal assistance in all areas of communication. READ THIS STORY »


David ’94 and Jade ’04 Poe are annual supporters of the Clemson Fund and IPTAY and have also included Clemson in their will. The couple is proud to say their blood runs orange, and they take pride in helping provide future Tigers with the same memorable experience they had as students.

Leaving their mark

David ’94 and Jade ’04 Poe are annual supporters of the Clemson Fund and IPTAY and have also included Clemson in their will. The couple is proud to say their blood runs orange, and they take pride in helping provide future Tigers with the same memorable experience they had as students. READ THIS STORY »


Shay and Lil Stoney’s son, Charles, was truly their pride and joy. Shortly after he passed away in 2007, the couple established the Charles P. Stoney Scholarship Endowment to preserve his memory. A few years later, two of the Stoney's dearest friends made a substantial contribution to the scholarship, which has ultimately changed the lives of many students. The University is thankful for both couple's generosity.

Honoring a son’s memory

Shay and Lil Stoney’s son, Charles, was truly their pride and joy. Shortly after he passed away in 2007, the couple established the Charles P. Stoney Scholarship Endowment to preserve his memory. A few years later, two of the Stoney's dearest friends made a substantial contribution to the scholarship, which has ultimately changed the lives of many students. The University is thankful for both couple's generosity. READ THIS STORY »


The University is grateful for a generous woman's gift which will benefit the expansion of the library's materials and ensure that the Cooper Library is able to offer the best services and support to the Clemson community.

Passion leads to generous support for Cooper Library

The University is grateful for a generous woman's gift which will benefit the expansion of the library's materials and ensure that the Cooper Library is able to offer the best services and support to the Clemson community. READ THIS STORY »


The Robert B. and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering grants engineering students the ability to further their leadership skills and pursue opportunities that they would have never deemed possible.

Developing leaders

The Robert B. and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering grants engineering students the ability to further their leadership skills and pursue opportunities that they would have never deemed possible. READ THIS STORY »


While most college students follow a typical four-year plan that ends with a diploma on graduation day, Angela McKinney has put herself on track to earn a bachelor’s degree as a political science major and Spanish minor in just two-and-a-half years.

Determined spirit and alumni generosity put Clemson student on the fast track

While most college students follow a typical four-year plan that ends with a diploma on graduation day, Angela McKinney has put herself on track to earn a bachelor’s degree as a political science major and Spanish minor in just two-and-a-half years. READ THIS STORY »


Clemson’s Creative Inquiry research program lets students take risks in order to seek answers to challenging questions. This opportunity would not be possible without Phil and Mary Bradley’s generosity.

Gift presents students with a unique opportunity to exercise their imaginations

Clemson’s Creative Inquiry research program lets students take risks in order to seek answers to challenging questions. This opportunity would not be possible without Phil and Mary Bradley’s generosity. READ THIS STORY »