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Your contribution makes a difference.

Your contribution to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) is an investment in the future of Clemson’s PRTM students and will help faculty enrich our students’ education experience. Your support ensures that we can provide our students with outstanding learning experiences that prepare them for success in a rapidly changing world.

Contributions will help students and faculty travel to conferences, fund collaborative research projects with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, and help students travel and study abroad – the possibilities are limitless.

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  • PRTM's Annual Fund

    Your gift to PRTM will support students, faculty and staff – and will help us continue to provide:

    • High-impact, faculty-led educational experiences
    • Cutting-edge foundational and applied research
    • Outreach activities that prepare our students to serve the citizens of South Carolina and our national and global constituents

    Give to the PRTM annual fund

  • Clemson University Institute for Parks (CUIP)

    CUIP is the leading University based organization in the country working to assist local, state, national, and international parks in addressing critical problems through scientific research by faculty and students. Your contribution can help:

    Fund a park leadership development program scholarship

    Support the development of a new park leadership development program

    Fund innovative research that helps leaders in local, state, and national parks with science-based decision making

    Give to the Institute for Parks

  • Clemson University Outdoor Lab

    The Clemson University Outdoor Lab is a summer camp and meeting facility which serves thousands of people every year. Summer and weekend programs are designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities, children who are underprivileged, and children who have speech, hearing or visual impairment. The Outdoor Lab depends on donations to help in many different ways. Your contribution will assist in providing scholarships, program materials and site amenities that improve the experience for our many campers and guests.

    Give to the Clemson Outdoor Lab

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

    Your contribution to OLLI furthers their work to provide a diverse, provocative, and interesting lifelong learning experience that is accessible to seasoned adults throughout upstate South Carolina.

    Although OLLI is an official institute of Clemson University, it earns and raises the funds needed to pay staff salaries, run the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, print catalogs, recognize volunteers, and more. Support from the Bernard Osher Foundation provides approximately one third of OLLI’s funding. Your support helps OLLI remain strong.

    Give to OLLI at Clemson

  • REYSE Collaboratory

    We welcome general donations to support the Race, Ethnicity, Youth and Social Equity (REYSE) Collaboratory or gifts toward one of the following opportunities:

    • Supporting the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students focused on racial and ethnic youth and social equality research
    • Development of a library on the state of racial and ethnic youth populations in America
    • Creating a “Youth Voices” portal that digitally tells the story of various race and ethnic youth populations from their point of view
    • Hosting an annual forum/summit that brings together leading scholars and community leaders that exemplify innovative approaches to social change
    • Building cultural competency/humility trainings and K-12 curriculum teaching kits
    • Attract and support eminent scholars of international reputation by establishing a named Professorship Endowment

    Read more about the REYSE Collaboratory's priorities and initiatives, as well as how to donate. You can also donate securely online in four easy steps:

    1. Visit the I Am A Tiger website 
    2. Click the "Search for a Fund" button
    3. Search for the Race, Ethnicity, Youth and Social Equity (REYSE) Collaboratory
    4. Fill out the form and submit your donation
  • US Play Coalition

    Your support helps fund action and research grant opportunities for playmakers, communities and researchers whose work has the potential to improve and expand the play movement. Donations have helped fund $52,000 in grant funding to date.

    Give to the US Play Coalition

The Power to Transform

Melinda E. Chappell’s passion for recreational therapy and helping others has played a large role through every aspect of her life. She is exemplifying this passion through an endowment to provide unrestricted support for the Clemson University Recreational Therapy (CURT) Program.

Read the story
Melinda Chappell standing on Clemson University campus.
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