Clemson Community Foundation -Philanthropy 

Serving the Clemson Area Since 2013  EIN: 46-3530060

The Clemson Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is made up of local leaders dedicated to serving the Clemson area and improving the community.



The Foundation distributed over $25,000 to local charities in 2017 and over $50,000 total. Our competitive grant-making process ensures that our funds are doing the most good for the Clemson area.

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Bo Crader -Former Chairman of the Board

A Clemson native, Bo Crader works as a sales and marketing manager for Blackbaud, a publicly traded software firm based in Charleston, SC. In this capacity, he has worked with the nonprofit sector for over 13 years, leading technology projects at top international nonprofit brands. He lives in Clemson with his wife and four children.

Adam R. Artigliere

Adam Artigliere is an attorney in the Greenville office of McNair Law Firm. He focuses his practice on commercial real estate, local government and economic development. Adam volunteers for a variety of local organizations, including serving as the Chair of the City of Clemson Economic Development Advisory Board, on the Board of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of ReBuild Upstate, and on the Charter Committee of Lakes and Bridges Charter School. When not working and serving his community, he coaches his daughter in 12U softball.

Marcia Barker

Marcia Barker began her career in education in St. Louis, Missouri, teaching 7th grade. After that time she taught preschool and kindergarten for 17 years. Before beginning service as Clemson’s First Lady in 1999, she was Director of Fort Hill Presbyterian Preschool and kindergarten in Clemson. She is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church Preschool. Marcia was named an honorary member of the Clemson University Alumni Association in 2001 and was also made an honorary member of the Blue Key in 2001. She received the Clemson University Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2001. In addition to her work for 14 years, from 1999-2013, as Clemson University’s First Lady, she has worked, both as a volunteer and board member, with the Clemson Child Development Center. In 2014, Marcia was awarded the Abernathy/Cox One Clemson Award for her contributions to the City of Clemson and Clemson University. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons, Britt and Jacob and daughter-in-law, Rita Bolt Barker and three grandchildren, Madeline, Eliza and James Barker.

J.C. Cook III

J.C. Cook is a lifelong resident of Clemson, a local businessperson for 40 years, a member of Pendleton United Methodist Church, and is married to Nancy Gossett Cook (36 years), with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. JC has served the City of Clemson as follows: 7 years Board of Architectural Review; 11 years City Council; and 5.5 years Mayor.

Rick Cotton -(ex. Officio)

Rick Cotton is the City Administrator for the City of Clemson.

Frank J. Cox

Frank Cox is a longtime Clemson resident, retired military officer, and a leader in the defense industry. He works part time as a leadership development consultant for the U.S. Army.

Kelly Durham -Chairman of the Board

Kelly Durham is a former award-winning Wendy’s franchisee and the author of several historical fiction novels including Berlin Calling. A Clemson graduate, he chaired the University’s Board of Visitors and served on the Board of Directors of the Clemson University Foundation, the Clemson Corps, the Clemson Community Foundation and the Rutland Institute for Ethics. He produced a documentary about the Scroll of Honor Memorial, which honors Clemson alumni who have died in service to their country. He and his wife Yvonne live in Clemson.

Robert Halfacre

Robert Halfacre is a longtime Clemson resident and an active volunteer and nonprofit leader in the local community. He began his banking career at the age of 17 with SC National Bank working as a teller. He was hired immediately after college by Wachovia in 1995 where he served in the following positions: Office Executive, Small Business Banker, Senior Financial Specialist in Clemson, SC, Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager in Anderson, SC. In 2003, he was hired by First Citizens Bank where he served in the following positions: Commercial Relationship Manager for the Clemson/Seneca Market, Market Executive and Commercial Relationship Manager for Beaufort County. In 2010 & 2014, he worked at BB&T and then Wells Fargo and served as City Executive & Business Relationship Manager and Market President for Pickens/Oconee Counties. In November of 2016, he began his career with Carolina Alliance Bank as SVP/Commercial Banking Officer based in Anderson, SC. Robert is actively involved in many local service organizations including: Y Mentor Elementary School, SC Works, March of Dimes, United Way, Daniel High School Foundation, and many others.

Dr. Debra “Debbie” Jackson -Vice Chair

Debbie Jackson is Professor Emerita at Clemson University and served as Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Assistant to the President at Clemson University prior to her retirement in 2017. Dr. Jackson started her nursing career at Emory University and her most exciting role was the 10 years that she spent as Director of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing program at Emory before joining the faculty of Emory’s School of Nursing. Her experiences at Clemson University ranged from department chair in public health sciences to acting dean of the graduate school. She chaired two successful university SACSCOC decennial reaffirmation reviews during her tenure at Clemson. In addition to three edited textbooks in nursing, Dr. Jackson has published numerous book chapters and articles. She remained active in nursing by writing a health column for the Anderson Independent Mail, a local newspaper in the area from 1991 to 2017. She is currently a member of the advisory board member of Clemson’s Emeritus College.

David C. Lane

David Lane spent five years practicing law in Syracuse, NY where he also started his first entrepreneurial venture, a retail gourmet food and kitchen-gift business, which grew to three stores. The excitement of business led him to sell the stores and move to Boston to pursue an MBA degree. Working his way through school with a restaurant chain started him on a career that included executive challenges with Marriott Corporation, General Foods Canada, Holiday Inn Corporation, General Mills (now Darden Restaurant) Restaurant Associates, NYC, and Barney’s Coffee and Tea Company. Seventeen years ago he began his Chamber career in Florida before coming to Clemson as President/CEO of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce in August 2012.

Suzanne Morse -Treasurer

Suzanne Morse is a longtime resident of the Pendleton/Clemson area and claims both communities as her own. She has been involved in and is a supporter of various civic and humanitarian charities and has a desire to contribute to the well-being of her community.

Joseph Yaksich -Secretary

A native of Seneca and Clemson, Joe Yaksich is a Clemson graduate who returned home in 2014. He is an attorney and volunteers for a variety of local organizations. He lives in Seneca with his wife and daughter.

Bill D’Andrea -Executive Director

Bill D’Andrea had a long career in athletics, serving Clemson University as a football coach for the Tigers from 1983 to 1989. He also served in various roles in administration. He was the Director of the Student-Athlete Enrichment Program and the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs. In 2014 he became the Athletic Director at Anderson University, stepping down in July of 2018. He joined the Clemson Community Foundation in early 2019 as our first Executive Director.

Harold Cheatham

Harold Cheatham was the founding dean of Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development and is professor emeritus at his alma mater, Penn State. He earned his master’s degree from Colgate University and his Ph. D from Case Western Reserve University. He is a published authority on multicultural counseling theory and the psychosocial development of African Americans in US higher education.

Bryant Smith

Bryant Smith is president and CEO of Smith Consulting And Networking, a consulting and training firm offering guidance on recruiting, training, and retention to individuals, businesses and educational institutions. He also serves as editor-in-chief of My Click Urban Voice, a news and narrative platform for people who live, work and want to connect with urban lifestyles.

Linda White

Linda White served as Clemson University’s first head volleyball coach. She also served as the University’s associate athletics director for community relations. White was a founding member of the City of Clemson’s Sports Council. She earned degrees from North Greenville College, Winthrop, and Clemson.

Corey Brookover

Corey Brookover is a native Virginian and a graduate of the University of Virginia. A former elementary school teacher, she currently teaches Non Profit Leadership at Clemson University. She and her husband Bob are the parents of ten-year-old Finn.

Jack McKenzie

Jack McKenzie recently retired from Clemson University where he worked for nearly forty years, most recently as senior director for development and alumni relations. An event planning consultant, he is a past president of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity which he serves as a member of its national board of directors.

Katherine Sosebee

Clemson native Katherine Sosebee works in commercial business development following a decade in luxury retail in Atlanta and New York. An accomplished actress, she is president-elect of the Clemson Rotary Club and serves as a deacon at Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson.

Public Contacts

Bill D’Andrea -Executive Director


Debbie Jackson -Grants

CCF Staff -General Info


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