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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ THIS STORY »
It wasn’t long ago that two nursing students thought college wasn’t an option. However, with the help of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship, both students are now on a career path devoted to caring for others and will graduate at the end of 2015. READ THIS STORY »
Jo Claire Hanvey Hickson, left, and her husband, Dr. Harry T. Hickson, have bequeathed a portion of her family property to Clemson’s Timberland Legacy Program, where it will be used as a living classroom. READ THIS STORY »
When John Morse, Clemson professor emeritus of entomology, thinks of insects, he thinks of a future where understanding biodiversity helps save the world. READ THIS STORY »