Clemson University Libraries

Existing Endowments

Can I Contribute to Existing Endowments?

The Clemson University Libraries always welcome contributions to existing endowments. Below you will find the name and description of each. If you wish to support one of these, please include the Endowment Name and Account Number in your correspondence.

Dr. C. Waldron Bolen Memorial Fund

Established by Mrs. Margaret Bolen Burgess and Frank L. Gentry, Class of 1964, on July 24, 1997 with memorial gifts from family and friends.

Dr. C. Waldron Bolen, a former professor of History who taught at Clemson between 1947 and 1974, died in late September of 1996. He was an honored member of the faculty and a true scholar. One former student said of Dr. Bolen, “He embodied the finest qualities of a university teacher. I feel immense gratitude for the respect, encouragement, and inspiration he gave me while I was a Clemson undergraduate.” Another former student said, “He was a great teacher and friend during my student years and afterward… He devoted his life to Clemson, and it is fitting that he be remembered for all he did for the school and his students.”

The endowment income will provide support for resource materials for the History Department in the School of Humanities within the College of Architecture, Art, and Humanities. The materials will be housed in the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library. The Department Chair of History will submit purchase requests, subject to approval of the Dean of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities. Annually the Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities will provide the Dean of Libraries with a prioritized list of materials to be acquired with the funds. The fund will also provide bookplates to be placed on or in the resource materials, which states the name of the endowment.

Account Number: B1467

 

Joseph F. Boykin, Jr. Library Endowment

Established in honor of Dean Joseph F. Boykin, Jr. by family and friends. The Library Endowment is in honor of Dean Boykin’s subsequent retirement from the Clemson University Libraries where he has dedicated 25 years of service. The endowment budget, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide support for Clemson University Libraries. The endowment budget will be administered by the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: B2690

 

Ernest and Patricia Briel Library Endowment

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Briel with a pledge, the Ernest and Patricia Briel Library Endowment income, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide support for the modernization and expansion of the Clemson University Libraries. The endowment will be directed toward making the Clemson Libraries more directly supportive of the academic and research activities of the University and accessible to everyone.

Account Number: B2070

 

Jerry O. Chapman and Beth M. Chapman Library Book Fund

Established by Mr. Jerry O. Chapman. The endowment income governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures will provide support for library materials.

Account Number: B2500

 

Class of 1940 Golden Anniversary Endowment

Members of the class of 1940 have established the 1940 Golden Anniversary Endowment with gifts and pledges. The purpose of the Class of 1940 Golden Anniversary Endowment is to support three programs, one of which is the Library. When the corpus of the endowment has reached a level sufficient to support the other two programs, the remaining income will go to the Library support until the annual amount of Library support from this endowment equals the support to the other two programs. Thereafter, the three designated programs shall participate in the income from this endowment in equal shares, as long as there is not less than $1,000.

Account Number: B0937

 

Clemson University Libraries Endowment

The Block C Club established the Clemson University Libraries Endowment to provide annual support for the Clemson University Libraries. The funds will be used to support the discretionary and operating expenses of the libraries.

Account Number: B0531

 

Peggy H. Cover Library Book Fund

Established in the honor of Peggy H. Cover by family and friends. The library book fund is in honor of Mrs. Cover’s retirement from the Clemson University Libraries where she has dedicated 40 years of service. The endowment income governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures will provide support for library materials for the Reference Collection.

Account Number: B2683

 

Robert L. Dobson, ’68 & Lynn Brown Dobson Endowed Library Fund

Established by Robert L. Dobson, Class of 1968 and Lynn Brown Dobson of Seneca, SC. Matched by the Duke Energy Foundation. The endowment income, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide unrestricted income to the R.M Cooper Library in perpetuity.

Account Number: B2146

 

Hugh & Mary K. Dukes Memorial Endowment for the Library

The donor representative established the Hugh & Mary K. Dukes Memorial Endowment for the Library. Subsequent gifts were added to the fund with distributions from the Hugh and Mary Kent Dukes Trust. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the R.M Cooper Library.

Account Number: B1397

 

Sidelle B. Ellis Library Fund Quasi-Endowment

Established with a gift from the estate of Miss Sidelle B. Ellis, made in honor and memory of Hubert H. Ellis, Sidelle B. Ellis, and Vivian Ellis and in recognition of the priority given to Library funding by President James F. Barker. The endowment income governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures will provide unrestricted support for the Library. Ms. Sidelle B. Ellis retired from the Clemson University Library as a Professor Emeritus after twenty years of service.

Account Number: B2059

 

Wilbur N. Ginn Family Unrestricted Library Endowment

Captain Wilbur N. Ginn, Jr., Class of 1941 and Wilbur N. Ginn II, Class of 1969, will establish the Wilbur N. Ginn Family Endowment from the proceeds of a life insurance policy. Once the endowment meets the minimum income as set by the family then four endowments will be created, one of which is the Wilbur N. Ginn Family Unrestricted Library Endowment.

Account Number: B2254

 

Emery A. Gunnin Architectural Library

Account Number: B2157

 

Frank S. & Loraine B. Hanckel Family Endowment for the Clemson University Libraries

Established by Frank S. Hanckel, Jr., Class of 1955, and Loraine B. Hanckel from Charleston, South Carolina in honor of his 50th Class Reunion. The endowment income governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures will provide unrestricted support for the Clemson University libraries.

Account Number: B2543

 

Bob & Cathy Hines Library Book Fund

Mr. John R. Hines will establish the above-named fund which will be matched from Martin Marietta. Bob and Cathy Hines have established this fund to purchase new volumes each year for the library in perpetuity.

Account Number: B0897

 

B. Tate Horton, Sr. Endowed History Book Fund

Mr. B. Tate Horton, Jr. and Mrs. Geraldine M. Horton established the B. Tate Horton, Sr. Endowed History Book Fund with a pledge in memory of father and husband, Mr. B. Tate Horton, Sr., Class of 1936. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library to purchase history books. Each book purchased through this fund will be marked with a bookplate bearing Mr. Horton’s name and class.

Account Number: B1659

 

Roy B. Jeffcoat, '55, Family Endowment for the Clemson University Libraries

Established by Roy B. Jeffcoat, Class of 1955, and Yvonne Rucker Jeffcoat of Anderson, South Carolina, in honor of their family. The purpose of the endowment is to provide support for the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: B2472

 

Ray A. Johnson Endowment

Ray A. Johnson established the above-named from a charitable remainder annuity trust and money from a pooled income fund. Ray A. Johnson graduated from Clemson in 1949 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Kemper Insurance Company after 20 years of service in 1989.

Account Number: B1471

 

William J. Latimer Endowment Fund

The William J. Latimer Endowment fund was established by action of the Clemson University Board of Trustees on March 23, 1973. Its purpose is to generate income for the Clemson University Library in order to allow for purchase of books, manuscripts, and other library materials not otherwise available for acquisition from appropriated funds.

Account Number: A0220

 

The George G. Matthews, Sr. Endowment for Humanities Library Resources

Established by Mr. George S. Matthews, Jr., Class of 1969, and his mother, Mrs. George (Katherine) Matthews Sr. in memory of his father and her husband, Mr. George G. Matthews, Sr. The endowment will provide support for resource materials for the School of Humanities. These materials will be housed in the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library. The Cooper Library will be responsible for these purchases subject to a pre-approval process agreed upon by the Dean of the Library and the Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. The resource materials are intended initially for five different departments: English, History, Philosophy & Religion, Speech & Communications, and Languages. The fund will also provide bookplates to be placed on or in the resource materials, which states the name of the endowment.

Account Number: B2081

 

McKenzie – Arnette Endowment

The purpose of the McKenzie –Arnette Endowment is to establish a permanent endowment honoring Mr. & Mrs. Leslie E. McKenzie, Sr. of Dillon by their children: Leslie Jr., Larry M., John C., and Linda. This endowment will have a three-fold purpose, one of which is library support.

Account Number: B0630

 

Percy Whitton Moore and Vera Schroeder Moore Memorial Library Quasi-Endowment

Established by the Estate of Percy Whitton Moore and Vera Schroeder Moore, of Gladys, Virginia. Percy W. Moore was a member of the Class of 1925. The quasi-endowment income will provide support for the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: A2243

 

Edwin Hope O'Keeffe Memorial Library Book Endowment

Established by Mr. Whitney C. O’Keeffe of Augusta, Georgia, in memory of his father, Edwin Hope O’Keeffe, the endowment budget, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide new books for the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: B2766

 

Osef – Lee Family Library Endowment

Established by Wayne R. Osef, Class of 1970, and Cindy Lee Osef with a pledge, which should be eligible for matching funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Account Number: B2840

 

President’s Race Quasi-Endowment

The President's Race to the Rock

Account Number: B2850

 

Emma B. Rhodes Estate Endowment

Emma B. Rhodes established a revocable trust agreement that left a portion to the Clemson Foundation for the purpose of enlarging, improving, and maintaining the Electrical Engineering Library of Clemson University.

Account Number: B0562

 

T. B. and Rachael D. Sanders Endowed Library Fund

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Thurman B. Sanders, the endowment income governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide support for library materials for the College of Engineering and Science.

Account Number: B2016

 

Sandhill (REC) Electronic Library Quasi-Endowment Fund

Established with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of a tract of land at Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC). The Clemson University Board of Trustees has approved the use of this money for an endowment to develop an electronic library collection to support Sandhill programs. The Library collection will support research and extension programs in economic and community development. The archives will be accessible through electronic delivery systems.

Account Number: A2139

 

Benjamin K. Sharp, Class of 1934, & Helen C. Sharp Library Unrestricted Quasi-Endowment

The Quasi-Endowment was established under the last Will & Testament of Helen C. Sharp of Cleveland, Tennessee, in memory of her beloved husband, Benjamin K. Sharp, Class of 1934. The quasi-endowment income, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedure, will provide unrestricted support for the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: B2297

 

Callie Jones Shirley Library Endowment

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Shirley of Savannah, Georgia, established the Callie Jones Shirley Library Endowment on September 18, 1891. This endowment was established as a memorial to Mr. Shirley’s mother.

Mr. Shirley was born in rural Greenwood County. He graduated from Clemson University in 1940 with a B.S. in Textile Chemistry. Mr. Shirley was commissioned Regular Army in July 1942 as Parachute Infantry Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. He served in Normandy, Holland, Ardennes, and Central Europe in 1944-45. In 1948-49 he attended Missile Guidance Graduate School at the University of Southern California. He held Command and Staff assignments in various Army and Joint Service commands as an Ordinance Missile and Nuclear Officer until his retirement April 30, 1970.

The purpose of the fund is to support the Clemson University Libraries by providing annual income for the purchase of books, periodicals, and similar permanent additions to the library. Other needs may be determined by the Dean of Libraries.

Account Number: B0754

 

Shirley Library Endowment

Dr. Joseph A. Shirley established the Shirley Library Endowment. The fund has a threefold purpose, one of which is to fund an endowment whose spendable budget will provide an income stream to the library of perpetuity. At that time annual payments will cease and the Shirley Library Endowment will be merged into the Callie Jones Shirley Endowment that supports the Library.

Account Number: B1450

 

Sigma Nu Library Endowment

The brothers of Sigma Nu will establish the above named fund with gifts and pledges. The purpose of the fund is to provide ongoing support for the acquisition of printed and electronic media for the University Libraries.

Account Number: B1614

 

William C. Simms Packaging Library Endowment

The purpose of the William C. Simms Packaging Library Endowment is to establish an endowment within the foundation to support the establishment of a library and reading room in the Department of Food Science. Principle can be used to buy equipment to furnish the library originally, but then interest income only will be used to pay for subsequent materials and subscriptions.

Account Number: B0575

 

Library Endowment for Technology

Established by Chesley D. Martin, class of 1986, to honor his parents, Jack and Linda Martin of Anderson, South Carolina on their 40th Wedding Anniversary. The endowment income will provide funds for technology needs in the Clemson University Libraries.

Account Number: B2109

 

Robert A. & Joan S. Waller Library Endowment

The Liberal Arts faculty established the above named fund in January 1986. The purpose of the fund is to establish an endowment to honor Bob and Joan Waller and to improve and increase the Department of Philosophy and Religion’s library collection with attention to other library resources in the humanities. The selection will be made by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts or his designee. The selections will be made which will qualify for the NEH Challenge Grant. The annual allocation of funds to support the Robert A. & Joan S. Waller Library Endowment will be made by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In case any questions arise concerning the Fund, the parties agree that the Foundation may consult with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts or Professor Eugene H. Galluscio.

Account Number: B0618

 

Beulah Rives Wilson & John Wilson Endowed Library Fund

Established by Beulah Rives Wilson and John Wilson, the endowment income, governed through Clemson University Foundation policies and procedures, will provide support for the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library for technology enhancements.

Account Number: B1945

L. Corrine Grant

L. Corrine Grant '99, '01
Director of Development
Clemson University Libraries
110 Daniel Dr.
Clemson, SC 29631-1520


Mobile: 864.650.2956
Fax: 864.656.5899
E-mail: liza@clemson.edu