Columbia, SC - GREENVILLE, SC (AP) - The University of South Carolina and Clemson University report an increase in gifts this year.
The Greenville News reported Friday the University of South Carolina set a record in private gifts for the budget year that ended June 30 at nearly $118 million. That was a 9% increase over the previous year.
Clemson received nearly $93 million in gifts and pledges for the same period, up nearly 18% from the previous year. It was less than the record $114 million the school received in 2007.
Clemson President James Barker and USC President Harris Pastides (Pas-TEE-Dees) each issued statements praising donors for their support and confidence.
Earlier this month the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston said private giving reached a record of almost $77 million.