Brothers helping brothers is a fundamental part of the SigEp experience. When Jim Clayton, Tennessee ’57, fell upon hard times with his nationally acclaimed business, Clayton Homes, fellow SigEp Wallace C. Doud, Wisconsin ’48, came quickly to his aid and helped navigate the difficult juncture, getting Clayton Homes back on course. Clayton Homes became the largest producer and seller of manufactured housing in the United States and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2013 for $1.7 billion.
In appreciation of Doud’s service, Clayton endowed the Clayton-Doud Award, which recognizes brothers who come to one another’s aid in times of trouble. The biennial scholarship provides $10,000 in scholarships to brothers who exemplify the relationship shared by Brothers Clayton and Doud.