The University of South Carolina received a $1.5 million gift from the Boeing Company to establish the James E. and Emily E. Clyburn Endowed Chair of Public Service and Civic Engagement Fund, the college announced Oct. 20.
The chair is a recognition that was awarded to Associate Professor Bobby Donaldson. It will allow the university’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research to grow its programming and outreach initiatives within the university community and across the state, UofSC said in a press release.
“Boeing has been a valued and committed partner of our university for more than a decade, supporting academic programs, research innovation and community service,” said UofSC President Michael Amiridis. “Through this generous gift, we are proud to join Boeing in honoring the outstanding civic contributions of Congressman Clyburn and his wife, Emily, and advancing their legacy of public service and outreach.”