Claflin University Launches a Major Fundraising Effort

Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, is launching the public phase of its $96 million fundraising campaign. The historically black university has already raised $55 million of the total from corporations, foundations, and large donors.

The plan is to add $41.5 million to the university’s endowment. This money will fund 10 endowed faculty chairs that will allow the university to recruit top scholars to the university. Another $41.5 million will be used for building infrastructure improvements. This will include a renovation of the library and the addition of a state-of-the-art $17 million science and technology center. Another $14 million is earmarked for strengthening current academic programs at the university.