Think of the possibilities.

Whether you attended Clemson University or not, you're an heir to the generosity and foresight of two people — Anna Calhoun Clemson and Thomas Green Clemson.

More than a century ago, they looked to a future full of possibilities and put the plans in place to leave a gift that founded Clemson University and inspired advancements for our state, our nation and our world. With your help, that gift will continue to do so — forever.

There are many ways to support Clemson Forever. Take a look at the possibilities.

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How you choose to give to Clemson University is a personal choice, and we're here to help you find the best method for you and your family.

Scan the giving methods below and feel free to contact us for more information.

Annual Giving

Establish a personal tradition of annual giving to Clemson, and help the University rise into the ranks of the nation's finest institutions. This is perhaps the easiest way to be sure your gift is here to help support our priorities and any unforeseen needs as they arise or opportunities as they emerge. Members of the Clemson Family — our alumni and our friends — take pleasure in their Ever Loyal support of consecutive giving. In fact, Clemson is ranked No. 6 in the nation in alumni participation.

Interested in more information?

Ann Smith
Annual Gifts Program Director

Major Gifts

Clemson University assists individuals, corporations, parents, friends and foundations in creating major gifts (those greater than $25,000) that will make a specific impact for the University. As we build a relationship with you and determine the best path to match your goals with those of our students and faculty, we will carefully steward this process.

Each college within the University has a team to work with you, and those contributing major gifts are honored at our annual Major Gift Club events and listed in the Major Gift Club roster.

Interested in more information?

Missy Ryan Penland
Senior Director of University Development

Principal Gifts

Gifts of $1 million and more are designated as Principal Gifts. These gifts are usually designated as endowments, with the principal amount of the gift kept intact and invested so that the interest earned may be used to fund the University's priorities.

Interested in more information?

JoVanna King
Principal Gifts Senior Director
Office: 864-656-0663
Cell: 864-940-7983

Corporate Partnerships

Clemson University values our partnerships with businesses and corporations and is proud of the resulting benefits to our students, our faculty and our partners. Economic development is top priority on our main campus and evident throughout the state at our enterprise campuses and PSA research and education centers. Wherever you find possibility and promise, you will find Clemson.

Partnership with Clemson University, our students, faculty and researchers offers unlimited opportunity. Together, there are no boundaries to our potential.

Interested in more information?

Anne Barr
Senior Director of Corporate Relations

Planned Giving

Planned giving involves deferred gifts that come to the University later, often through gifts of life insurance, trusts, retirement assets and bequests. Just as Thomas and Anna Clemson had a plan to create a "high seminary of learning," you can make a positive difference in Clemson University's future by the plan you make today. There are many ways we can assist you in determining the best ways to meet your family's needs and goals.

Interested in more information?

JoVanna King
Gift and Estate Planning Senior Director
Office: 864-656-0663
Cell: 864-940-7983

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