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You can make a powerful difference in our University’s future by including Clemson in your estate plans.

Your Legacy is our Future

Establishing a legacy by including Clemson as a beneficiary of your estate plans will impact generations of Clemson students, faculty, and staff by enhancing learning perpetuity. Generally, assets are used to establish endowed funds that can be dedicated to support Clemson in the way that follows your estate plan instructions. Our Planned Giving team will quickly and confidentially provide gift illustrations and the language needed to ensure your wishes are realized. We are here to serve you with expertise and partnerships as you explore the impact you can make at Clemson — today, tomorrow and forever.

frequently asked questions

  1. Why make a planned gift?

    A planned gift to Clemson University enables you to leave a permanent legacy that will support our mission to improve and enrich people's lives through education that dramatically engages our students and research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration. You can support student scholarships, faculty and research, student activities and campus traditions, or college programs. We will work with you to customize your planned gift to meet your unique passions at Clemson University and your financial situation.

  2. How do planned gifts create impact?

    Planned gifts provide the University with the fiscal strength and security required for continued growth. Your gifts ensure that future generations benefit from an ever-improving student experience.

  3. Planned Gifts are complicated and confusing. How can you help with that?

    They don't have to be. There are many types of planned gifts: Most are simple and affordable, like a gift in your will or living trust. You just need to find the one that best meets your needs. We can help you find the best gift for you.

  4. What if I prefer my gift to remain anonymous?

    Clemson University will respect the wishes of all donors who prefer to give without public recognition. When you make the gift, you just need to let us know that you prefer to give it anonymously.

  5. Can I make my planned gift in honor/memory of someone?

    Of course, you just need to provide that information when making the gift.

  6. Planned gifts are only for the wealthy/older adults. What if I can't afford it?

    Anyone can make a planned gift - no matter if your estate is worth $100 or one million dollars. Gifts of all sizes make a difference for Clemson University. In fact, you may even be able to make a bigger impact than you thought possible when you make a planned gift.

  7. I already included Clemson University in my estate plans. What's the next step?

    Thank you for your support of Clemson University! Please contact us at (864) 656-0663 or Toll-Free at 800-699-9153 and inform us of your intentions. We would love to recognize you as a Clemson Legacy Society Member, where you will have access to special events and exclusive benefits.

  8. Legal name, legal address, Tax ID#

    Clemson University Foundation (EIN #: 57-0426335)
    Clemson University (EIN# 57-0426335)
    Office of Trusts, Gifts and Estate Planning
    (P.O. Box 1889) 110 Daniel Drive
    Clemson, SC 29631

  9. What is our role?

    Our office does three things. First, we work with people to find a giving opportunity within Clemson University that matches their philanthropic passion. Second, we help them make the gifts that they always wanted to make but just weren't sure how. Finally, we work to recognize and celebrate everyone's intentions while they are still living. We actually have a special giving society specifically for our planned giving donors, Clemson Legacy Society.

  10. How can I contact the Planned Giving Office?

    You can call the main number at (864) 656-0663 or Toll Free at 800-699-9153. We look forward to working with you!