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Giving Major Gifts to Clemson

Major Donors and Students at Clemson University, South Carolina


All donors are recognized on the Honor Roll, the University’s annual summary of private giving. Recognition societies honor and thank alumni, parents and friends who provide Clemson with a high level of support. Members of these societies enjoy a number of benefits, including invitations to member-only events and special University communications.

Interested in more information?
Missy Ryan Penland, Senior Director of University Development
ryan2@clemson.edu, 864-979-2152


Learn about one of the many students whose life was changed by Leadership Circle members.

Honor Roll


Cumulative Gift Societies

Cumulative Gift Societies honor and thank those who have given generously throughout the years. Membership is based on a person’s contributions over time, including Clemson Fund annual gifts, endowments, pledges, commitments to capital projects, etc.

  • Centum II Society ($10 million plus)
  • Trustee Oak Society ($5 million to $9.9 million)
  • Thomas Green Clemson Society ($1 million to $4.9 million)
  • John C. Calhoun Society ($500,000 to $999,999)
  • Richard W. Simpson Society ($250,000 to $499,999)
  • Benjamin Ryan Tillman Society ($100,000 to $249,999)

To learn more, contact Jack McKenzie at hawkeye@clemson.edu or 864-656-3861.