Former 4-H member endows beef leadership program
By Diane Palmer
A former 4-H member from Westminster has donated $100,000 to Clemson University to help establish a 4-H leadership camp focused on beef cattle.
Pauline Thrift gave the money in memory of her late husband to create the 4-H Beef Leadership Memorial Endowment. This is the largest private gift ever given for South Carolina 4-H animal and beef projects.
“Wayne had a passion for beef cattle and the cattle industry,” Mrs. Thrift said. “He also loved young people and enjoyed introducing them to his cattle business. We hope this endowment will recognize young men and women who model Wayne’s willingness to work hard and that it will help develop the future beef industry leaders in our state.”