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Special United Way appeal from Max Allen as campaign begins today



This fall’s Clemson University United Way campaign chairman is Vice President and Chief of Staff Max Allen. He shared this message about the campaign:

This year has held more challenges, changes, and obstacles than many of us have ever experienced. Our community needs us now more than ever. As a Clemson employee, you can change a family’s life through the Clemson University United Way Campaign.

Over the past several months, after talking with our friends at United Way, I have learned of the desperate needs of people in our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound financial impact on hard-working families. Children may be affected the most. They’ve lost so much academic ground, and many are suffering emotionally as they struggle to make sense of the challenges in their lives. There is so much at stake if we don’t help them.

Today, I’m asking YOU to be that person who says, “I will help them. I will touch the life of a family that needs me today.” Last year, Clemson University was proudly one of United Way’s top ten campaigns. Together, as a University, we were able to make an incredible, lasting impact in our community. This year, it’s more important than ever that we fight for our community as we have done in the past.

I hope you will join me in helping United Way fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  I truly believe that if we all give a little, together we can make a big difference for South Carolina.

Live United and Go Tigers,
Max Allen

Your Giving Impact

South Carolina

  • United Way helping 890,000 people, 355 organizations

United Way of Pickens County

  • Distributed $160,000 to nonprofits for COVID relief
  • Completed 705 tax returns for individuals


  • 70% of third-graders to read on grade level by 2025
  • Lift 3,000 residents out of poverty by 2030

How to Contribute

Faculty and staff can contribute through payroll deduction, credit card, check or cash. Visit Clemson University’s United Way of Pickens County pledge form for details.