Student-veterans receive support from Bank of America

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Bank of America supports student-veterans during COVID-19 crisis

Bank of America awarded Clark College Foundation a generous $25,000 grant to the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) in September 2020 to support Clark’s student-veterans. Assistance from Bank of America provides technology resources, emergency support, books and e-books, food and rental assistance to veterans who are continuing their educational and career pathways during the pandemic.Bank of America Charitable Foundation is a generous donor to Clark.

“We are fortunate to have Clark College and their Veterans Resource Center in our community,” said David K. Reiter, senior vice president, Bank of America Private Bank. “Our support for the center further demonstrates Bank of America’s commitment to investing in communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and working together to create pathways for veterans and their families to continue their education and connect with a wide range of resources and support services.”

The foundation has raised more than $1.2 million toward its $2 million goal for the VRC as part of its Promising Pathways campaign. Promising Pathways: The Campaign for Clark College is a $35 million campaign aimed at transforming the lives of students, providing opportunities and sharing the legacies of Clark’s partners and donors.

The VRC serves military veterans from the pre-Vietnam War era to the current Global War on Terrorism period, as well as disabled dependents and Gold Star family members. During the 2019-20 academic year, the VRC served 686 students and congratulated 82 graduating former service members who will be going on to careers or a university.

You can support student-veterans or other Clark students or programs through the Promising Pathways campaign by emailing Joel B. Munson or calling 360.992.2301.

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