Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney and his wife Kathleen have pledged $1 million to the university’s athletic fundraising organization.
According to a news release, the Swinneys pledged the funds to IPTAY “in support of Clemson football to provide future funding for programmatic and building initiatives that will continue to propel the program forward.”
“I love Clemson, and I believe in our program, and I feel like Clemson has been pulling for me since that first game in 2008,” Dabo Swinney said, in the release. “But no matter how much we win on the field, my passion is building and empowering successful young men through the game of football. Kathleen and I are blessed. And we have always known we need to use those blessings to do good for others. It’s so important to us that we give back to this program that has been so good to us.”
The All In Foundation, which was started by the Swinneys, have provided gifts of more than $340,000 to support Call Me MISTER, ClemsonLIFE, Clemson’s bioengineering department (in support of breast cancer research), the education department and Clemson’s Outdoor Lab. The Swinneys have also donated $265,000 of their private funds for need-based scholarships and other projects on campus.
“It is hard to find programs that are closer to my heart than ClemsonLIFE and Call Me MISTER,” James P. Clements, president of Clemson University said, in the release. “The Swinneys generously gave to an endowment established in the name of my own daughter, Grace that offers needy students grants to allow them to be a part of ClemsonLIFE. It’s great to have a head football coach who continuously shows his commitment to Clemson University and our entire community.”