The Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership building at Charleston Southern University. (photo/provided)
Published Sept. 19, 2013
Charleston Southern University received a $3 million gift for the school’s Center for Christian Leadership, the university said in a news release.
|Shirley and Floyd Whitfield|
A dedication ceremony was held last week for the 26,500-square-foot facility. CSU said the center is the cornerstone project of a $40 million fundraising campaign.
“The Whitfields are our trusted friends who continue to be loyal ambassadors for the university and faithful supporters of Christian higher education,” Hunter said in a statement. “Floyd is an astute businessman with a big heart whose counsel I continue to value. One of the comments he enjoys saying to me is, ‘I’m always ready and willing to do anything you can get me to do.’”
The $3 million contribution is among several made by the Whitfields, who were involved in Charleston-area land development for 50 years, the university said. They are members of the CSU Legacy Society, which provides bequests for the school. They also have endowed a scholarship fund that offers scholarships to 50 students each year.
The Whitfield Stadium Center is another of the couple’s gifts to the university, CSU said. The four-story stadium center, which opened in 2000 and can be seen from U.S. Highway 78 in North Charleston, is home to the CSU Buccaneer football and track and field programs.