Since 1942, the Self Family Foundation has distributed over $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the city of Greenwood and the state of South Carolina. On August 6th, the Foundation announced a $2 million challenge grant to Clemson University to enhance the Greenwood Genetics Center and to fund an endowed chair in human genetics at the University. This month, we talk with Virginia Self, Chairman and Trustee of the Foundation and Frank Wideman, President of the Foundation, about their goals for this grant, and about how the foundation’s board has been able to sustain and renew its commitment to the citizens of Greenwood and South Carolina over several generations.

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