NC Resident leaves $1.2M to CU

Clemson University has received a bequest of more than $1.2 million from the estate of the late Caroline Barton Caughman, formerly of Pinehurst, N.C. The gift will be used to establish a university scholarship endowment and to benefit the library. Most of the gift, $1,155,000, establishes the Kenneth and Caroline Caughman Memorial Endowment Fund, which will be used for undergraduate student scholarships. The remaining $90,000 will create the Kenneth “Ken” G. Caughman Jr. ’48 and Caroline Barton Caughman Quasi-Endowment for the Library, which will provide operating funds for R.M. Cooper Library. This gift is part of Clemson’s The Will to Lead capital campaign to raise $1 billion to support students and faculty with scholarships, professorships and improved facilities and technology.