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B-Note: 2021 Year End Results!

July 15, 2021

Brian and Davis Year End video

Record Year in Total Philanthropy

Greetings, fellow Tigers!

The Clemson Family’s support led to another historic year of philanthropy, and I am blown away by your generosity and commitment! During the 2021 fiscal year, more than $202 million was raised.

A total of 34,628 donors contributed 92,127 gifts to create 115 new scholarships and fellowships and 85 new endowments. The total cash to endowment was nearly $24 million. There were 21 principal gifts, classified as $1 million or more, and unrestricted dollar donations breached the $3.6 million mark.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of record-breaking moments occurred. There were four Academic Cornerstones, including a $60 million gift from Wilbur O. and Ann Powers — the largest gift ever given to Clemson and one of the largest gifts to an institution of higher education in South Carolina; a $3 million gift to the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities from Laura and Bill Pelham ’77 and M’81; and a $2.5 million gift from Amy and Micky Scott ’75 — the first Academic Cornerstone given to the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

Students sitting at table outside Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Six Athletic Cornerstone Partners joined the group of visionary donors making transformational gifts to IPTAY and Athletics.

IPTAY marked a record fundraising year of $76.3M in contributions, including gifts to the annual fund, major giving and planned giving efforts. These donations are directly supporting our student-athletes through scholarships, academic support services, strength and conditioning, life skills, facility initiatives, nutrition services and more.

Alumni participation was 16.86 percent, and the support of our alumni was strong, as demonstrated by the contributions from our loyal donors, including a $1.25 million gift from Emily Peek Wallace ’72 given to the College of Science to establish its first endowed directorship.

B – Moving Forward!

Thank you for another amazing year for Clemson University! Your passion and commitment is always evident through your support – through your gifts of time, talent and treasures. We are forever grateful for your dedication to Clemson. Together, we are moving Clemson forward and providing our students with a wealth of opportunities for the future.

Go Tigers!

Brian O’Rourke