Private giving up at USC and Clemson

University of South Carolina (Source: USC)
University of South Carolina (Source: USC)

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.

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