A Donor’s Story
There are many reasons why people give to Clemson Community Foundation, below Board Member, Frank Cox shares his inspiration and reason for giving:
I grew up in Clemson when it was a very small community with an all-male military college. It was a quaint, wonderful place to grow up. After being gone for 39 years, I returned to Clemson to find this place had become even more special. The town remained true to its characteristics of a quaint and wonderful place to raise a family, while allowing for the opportunity to participate in virtually every aspect of community life in addition to a rich university life.
Clemson still needs vibrancy and focus so that all members of the community have the opportunity to enrich their lives. From athletics, to Brooks Center theatrics, to arts and crafts at the Art Center, this town has a lot to offer, but we need to provide greater funding support to those less fortunate who cannot afford to enjoy the uniqueness of the community. So I saw this opportunity to support the future of Clemson in a meaningful way – giving to the Community Foundation that will grow and ultimately provide the funds and support for extraordinary things to come. We need to provide funds to endow more meaningful projects to enhance the quality of life for all residents. More importantly, I really want everyone to have the opportunity to experience much of what I have had growing up and living in Clemson.
About this Nonprofit
The Clemson Community Foundation was launched in 2013 as a project of Leadership Clemson, and was inspired by a combination of the success of community foundations in other cities and the unmet funding needs in the Clemson area. As a community foundation, we work to provide philanthropy and establish long-term sources of funds for local needs, such as charitable nonprofit organizations in the Clemson area.
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