Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, announced that it has exceeded it fundraising goal for Phase 1 of its Imagine the Possibilities campaign. The university has raised nearly $90 million exceeding the $80 million goal for Phase 1. Over the life of the fundraising campaign, some 87 percent of Claflin alumni have made contributions. Some 98 percent of the faculty and staff have made donations.
Whitaker V. Middleton, vice president for institutional advancement at Claflin University, stated that “we have a culture of giving back on this campus, even among the students. A large number of our students are on some type of financial aid, but they are taught that if someone has helped you, then you must help someone else.”