College of Health, Education and Human Development

Ways to Give

Summary of Needs

Critical to the college's success is its ability to attract top faculty and students. Private endowments can provide perpetual funding to increase the number and value of scholarships, professorships, teaching awards, program enhancements and other incentives. Private funding can ensure that the technology, equipment, and materials are up to the expectations of the most technologically literate students ever to enroll at Clemson. Facilities relevant to college teaching, research, and service must accommodate the capabilities of faculty and students. Program enhancements (Outdoor Laboratory, Proctor Clinical Learning Resource Center) enable the college to be flexible and adaptable, to develop pilot projects or to test new models and approaches to teaching, nursing, and related human services (PGM Program, Call Me MISTER, Sullivan Center). Use the menu on the left to learn specific details about named gift opportunities, ways to give, minimum donations, private and business donations and specific needs. Contact: Tom Giffin, Director of Development, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC 29631-1520. (864) 656-5890. tgiffin@clemson.edu.

Gifts for Immediate Use

Gifts for immediate use may be either unrestricted or restricted for a specific purpose. Furthermore, they may be designated for a specific academic unit or area. 

Private Donors and Businesses

No college at Clemson is as directly connected to the future as the one that prepares tomorrow's teachers, educates those who will care for the sick and disabled, demonstrates how communities can intervene with at-risk youth, and provides the leadership needed to achieve a healthful balance between work and leisure. We have the opportunity to meaningfully and positively affect the daily lives of people now and in the future. To fully realize our future, consider making a gift to the College of Health, Education, and Human Development Annual Fund. Or, you can restrict your gift to the annual fund for a specific program or unit within the college including:

  • The Eugene T. Moore School of Education
  • The School of Nursing
  • The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • The Department of Public Heath Sciences
  • Family and Youth Development
  • The National Dropout Prevention Center
  • The Sullivan Center for Nursing and Wellness
  • The Clemson University Outdoor Laboratory

Permanently Endowed Funds

You may establish an endowed fund in support of any program in the university. In most cases, your gift may be tailored to match your interests with those of the college. Your endowed fund becomes part of the university's permanent endowment. It maintains a separate identify as a specific account within the endowment. The goal of the Clemson University Foundation is to invest endowed funds so they will grow and maintain their purchasing power through all economic cycles. As a matter of foundation policy, the level of spending from endowed funds strikes a balance between providing spendable income in a given year and preserving the principal and purchasing power of the endowment base for the future. Use the menu on the left to learn specific details about named gift opportunities, ways to give, minimum donations, private and business donations and specific needs.

Named Gift Opportunities

One of the major goals of the Clemson University Foundation is to increase Clemson's endowment or permanently invested capital. Endowment is the foundation upon which all universities build lasting financial strength and ensure academic quality. Once in place, endowment provides permanent support for teaching and research, graduate and undergraduate student assistance, as well as a host of other academic programs and activities. The Clemson University Foundation provides an ideal opportunity to permanently link your name, or a name honored by you, with the traditions and future of Clemson University through the establishment of a named endowed fund. The foundation offers several kinds of named endowment opportunities.

Academic Support

  • Name of College: To provide an endowment for continuing support. $25,000,000
  • Name of School: To provide an endowment for continuing support. $10,000,000
  • Name of Department: To provide an endowment for continuing support. $5,000,000
  • Named University Center or Institute: To support the ongoing operation and research of the program. $2,500,000
  • Named College Center or Institute: To support the ongoing operation and research of the program. $1,500,000
  • Named President's Fund for Excellence: To provide a discretionary endowment fund for use by the president for the furtherance of academic excellence. $1,000,000
  • Named Dean's Fund for Excellence: To provide a discretionary endowment fund to a specific college. $500,000
  • Named Department Fund for Excellence: To provide an endowment for continuing support and advancement in excellence. $250,000
  • Named Endowment (Restricted or Unrestricted): To provide permanent revenue stream to be applied on an annual basis. $25,000
  • Named Memorial Endowment: To permanently memorialize a member of the Clemson family. $10,000
  • Named Endowment in Honor of a Member of the Faculty: To honor an active or a retired member of the Clemson faculty. $10,000

Faculty Support

  • Named Trustees' Chair: To fully support through an endowment the activities of a renowned scholar. $3,000,000
  • Named Distinguished Chair: To support a preeminent scholar of international reputation with an endowment sufficient to the aspirations of the program. $2,000,000
  • Named Chair: To provide partial support for an outstanding scholar currently among the faculty at Clemson. $1,250,000
  • Named Visiting Professorship: To support a scholar who dispenses expertise for a given period of time. $750,000
  • Named Professorship: To provide supplemental support for an outstanding faculty member. $500,000
  • Named Teacher or Researcher: To support a faculty member whose teaching accomplishments are profound or who is engaged in specific research of particular importance. $250,000
  • Named Senior Scholar: To support a retired faculty member who returns to campus to teach on a part-time basis. $250,000
  • Named Lecture or Seminar Series: To support lectures by scholars and public figures or special seminars. $100,000
  • Named Program Enhancement Fund: To support a particular academic program. $50,000

Libraries, Museums, Historic Properties

  • Named Major Library Collection: To cover acquisitions and processing costs in a major collection or for a special collection area. $1,000,000
  • Named Curatorship: To endow a curator for a distinguished special collection. $750,000
  • Named Library Endowment Fund: To support ongoing major equipment and information property. $100,000
  • Named Library Research Scholarship: To support a graduate student each year in developing important research and bibliographic knowledge while working in special areas of the library. $100,000
  • Named Library Book Fund: To provide new volumes in the library in perpetuity. $10,000

Scholarship Support

  • Clemson National Scholars To establish a full scholarship program to attract the nation's top high school students. $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
  • Leadership Scholars To identify and develop tomorrow's leaders through a program that combines scholarship opportunities with academic and extracurricular activities designed to build leadership skills. $1,000,000
  • Named Presidential Fellowship To provide fellowships for outstanding graduate students. $150,000
  • Named Fellowship To provide restricted recruiting support to a graduate student. $100,000
  • Named Endowment for Undergraduate or Graduate Research and Travel To provide support for undergraduate and graduate student research and travel. $50,000
  • Named Scholarship Endowment To provide restricted or unrestricted permanent revenue stream in support of an undergraduate student. $25,000


  • Named Existing Buildings: To provide funds to rehabilitate buildings or endow operations within the building. 25% of Building Current Value
  • Named Future Buildings: Each new building project must be defined to incorporate an endowment for ongoing maintenance. 25% of Actual Construction Cost
  • Named Laboratories: To provide an endowment for the general support of a laboratory. $250,000
  • Named Lecture Hall: To provide an endowment for the general support of a lecture hall. $50,000
  • Named Classroom: To provide an endowment for the general support of a classroom. $50,000
  • Numerous campus and off-campus projects (buildings, centers, camps, research facilities, etc.,) will offer physical naming opportunities for rooms, building sections, gardens, walkways, etc. Most of these projects will have unique printed material that outlines naming opportunities.

If you prefer to speak with us personally, please contact Msiba Dalton, Director of Development, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC 29631-1520, (864) 656-2121, mdalton@clemson.edu.  Your gift can help us change lives!

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