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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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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.

Scholarship helps students achieve goals they thought weren’t possible

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.

Leaving a legacy through land

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.

A bug’s life — What we can learn about the future from our insect friends.

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 »


Through her generosity and foresight, alum Susie Adams is helping future generations of students have the same Clemson experience she did.

Faces of Clemson Forever: Susie Adams

Through her generosity and foresight, alum Susie Adams is helping future generations of students have the same Clemson experience she did. READ THIS STORY »


Clemson student Robert Locke — a first-generation college student — knows the challenges that can come with being first. He relies on the FIRST Program and its mentors to help him navigate his way through those challenges.

Facing the challenges of being a first-generation college student

Clemson student Robert Locke — a first-generation college student — knows the challenges that can come with being first. He relies on the FIRST Program and its mentors to help him navigate his way through those challenges. READ THIS STORY »


It’s often hard to explain the unique bond that Clemson alumni share, but if there’s one word that describes the Clemson Family, it’s commitment. Clemson graduates are dedicated to giving back and thinking ahead — a practice that both benefits future students and the future of the University.

Giving back, looking forward

It’s often hard to explain the unique bond that Clemson alumni share, but if there’s one word that describes the Clemson Family, it’s commitment. Clemson graduates are dedicated to giving back and thinking ahead — a practice that both benefits future students and the future of the University. READ THIS STORY »


When you look good, you feel good, and you tour good. At least according to Clemson tour guide and senior management major Taylor Allen. And thanks to the generosity of alumni Mike Pereyo and Tom Merritt, the Clemson Tour Guides now have gear to wear that makes them look (and feel) professional.

Twenty years ago, alumni Tom Merritt and Mike Pereyo took a chance on their desire to create

When you look good, you feel good, and you tour good. At least according to Clemson tour guide and senior management major Taylor Allen. And thanks to the generosity of alumni Mike Pereyo and Tom Merritt, the Clemson Tour Guides now have gear to wear that makes them look (and feel) professional. READ THIS STORY »


Every year, thousands of children file into the seats at the Brooks Center to enjoy performances of classical music, children’s plays, dance and more, made possible by the Bill and Donna Eskridge Tri-ART Series.

Performing arts programs inspire the imaginations of thousands of children

Every year, thousands of children file into the seats at the Brooks Center to enjoy performances of classical music, children’s plays, dance and more, made possible by the Bill and Donna Eskridge Tri-ART Series. READ THIS STORY »


Begun in Genoa, Italy, architecture major Clair Dias and her peers created hands-on experiences for children through the Kids in Architecture: Pop-Up Atelier project when they built a full-scale, interactive exhibit that was installed in seven children’s museums in South Carolina.

Travel abroad lends ‘new eyes’ to architecture student

Begun in Genoa, Italy, architecture major Clair Dias and her peers created hands-on experiences for children through the Kids in Architecture: Pop-Up Atelier project when they built a full-scale, interactive exhibit that was installed in seven children’s museums in South Carolina. READ THIS STORY »


Jeanet Dreskin has played a large role in shaping generations of Clemson artists and, like every painting, print or picture that springs out of the influence of the trips taken by students funded by her endowment, there’s a story to tell.

An artist’s work grows out of immersion in another culture

Jeanet Dreskin has played a large role in shaping generations of Clemson artists and, like every painting, print or picture that springs out of the influence of the trips taken by students funded by her endowment, there’s a story to tell. READ THIS STORY »