Ginn family’s $1M gift will support four endowments, including one in mechanical engineering

April 28, 2016

A family with three generations of Clemson University alumni has given $1 million to the school to benefit engineering, arts and humanities, and the library, all integral parts of their collegiate experience.

Capt. Wilbur N. Ginn Jr., U.S. Navy, retired; and his wife, Dorothy, of Greenville, along with their son, Wilbur N. Ginn III, and his wife, Alice, of Florence, made the gift for the Wilbur N. Ginn Family Endowment, established to honor the legacy of their father and grandfather, Wilbur N. Ginn Sr.

The Ginn family’s devotion to Clemson goes back more than 100 years. Wilbur N. Ginn Sr. graduated in 1911 with a degree in electrical engineering and was the second charter member of IPTAY. Capt. Ginn graduated in 1941 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and Wilbur N. Ginn III graduated in 1969 as an English major.

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