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How a little heartbreak led to a lifelong love

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Joe and Gretchen Erwin

Today, Joe and Gretchen Erwin are lending their financial and professional support to Clemson University’s Department of Communication Studies within the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Their $1.05 million gift has established the Erwin Center for the Study of Advertising and Communication.

Funding a scholarship endowment is how the Lowerys help students who dream of attending Clemson

Monday, July 8th, 2013
David ’84 and Cindy Lowery

Clemson alumni David Lowery truly believes in the philosophy of individuals helping individuals, which is why he and his wife, Cindy, chose to fund scholarship money that will go to deserving students.

McIntyre Pledges Significant Contribution to Clemson Basketball Facility Enhancements

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Terrell McIntyre and Coach Brad Brownell | Image Courtesy: Rex Brown, IPTAY Media

McIntyre, who played at Clemson from 1995-99, is No. 2 in school history with 1,839 points, 577 assists and 259 three-point goals. He went on to a decorated and lengthy professional career overseas.

Mike Gill makes a pitch for the performing arts. And the fans go wild.

Friday, November 30th, 2012
Mickey Harder, director of the Brooks Center, Dr. Byron Harder and Mike Gill share a laugh outside the Brooks Center.

Mike Gill came to Clemson from Baltimore in the fall of 1968 on a baseball scholarship, playing under Coach Bill Wilhelm. Today, he and his wife, Mary, support the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts with a generous endowment. Perhaps the connection between baseball and the Brooks Center is not readily apparent, but then Clemson has a way of bringing people and ideas together in unexpected ways.

Anita Zucker’s $5 million Will to Lead gift will educate, innovate and create jobs for South Carolina.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Charleston businesswoman and philanthropist Anita Zucker and her family have made a $5 million Will to Lead gift to help build the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) on the former Navy base in North Charleston.

The largest Will to Lead gift to date. The Watt family gift will transform student lives and learning.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Watt family

The $5.5 million gift, from Charles Watt ’59 and his wife, Linda; son Steve ’81, and his wife, Pam ’83; and son, Mike ’84, and his wife, Kim ’85, is the largest gift to date to the Will to Lead capital campaign. Most of this gift, $5.25 million, will establish the Watt Family Innovation Center for academic collaboration and student engagement.

Mitch Norville devotes $1.5 million to a One Clemson gift. “To be successful … you have to have a will to lead.”

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Mitch and Carla Norville

Considering the many alternatives for majors as a Clemson student, Mitch Norville ’80 leaned toward engineering at his father’s suggestion. It turned out to be very good advice, and 35 years later Norville has presented a gift to Clemson that will endow an engineering chair in his father’s honor.

The Lund legacy at Clemson is a long one. It will now live forever with a $1.25 million endowed chair in agricultural science.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Lund family

In 1987, when Carl McHenry Lund Sr. and his wife, Mary, created the Lund Professor of the Year Award Endowment in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, their dream was to someday establish a permanent endowed chair position to attract a top researcher and an excellent teacher. Carl Sr. passed away in 2002, but thanks to Mary Lund and their son, Carl Jr. and his wife Scarlett, that dream has become a reality.

Sustainable environment is key in the Glenn Hilliard family lives and in the $1 million professorship they have provided

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Glenn and Heather Hilliard

Toward a goal of environmental stability, R. Glenn Hilliard ’65 and his wife, Heather, have provided Clemson University with a $1 million endowment to teach generations to treasure and manage the dynamic balance between thenatural and human-made worlds.

Civil engineering alum gives $5 million to help Clemson students address the future of America’s infrastructure

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Gerald and Candice Glenn

There’s a lot of talk on the news about the need for our nation to rebuild our infrastructure. A Clemson alum is putting his money behind Clemson to “pave the way,” so to speak. Gerald Glenn ’64 and his wife, Candice, have given a $5 million unrestricted gift to the Department of Civil Engineering as part of the Will to Lead capital campaign and to assure Clemson is at the forefront in solutions to our nation’s needs.