Promising Pathways campaign enters its final phase
Thirteen months and counting.
That’s the time left before the clock runs down on the largest fundraising campaign in Clark College history. Promising Pathways, a comprehensive $35 million campaign, is scheduled to wrap-up on December 31, 2021. But that means there is still plenty of time for Clark alumni and friends to participate in this historic endeavor, according to Joel B. Munson, Clark College Foundation’s chief advancement officer.
“It’s been amazing to see the thousands of people, who care so deeply for the college, participate in this most worthy of causes,” says Munson.
To date, nearly 5,000 unique individuals and entities have sent a clear message of support for Clark’s students and programs through their philanthropic contributions. These donors have given more than $27.5 million in support of scholarships, capital projects, faculty development, equity and diversity programs, and student veterans, just to name a few areas.
Over the next year, Clark College Foundation will work diligently to secure the nearly $9 million remaining to reach the campaign goal of $35 million. According to Munson, there are many opportunities for Clark supporters to get involved, whether it’s with a donation of $1 or $1 million.
“Our community is very passionate about Clark. It is a critical part of the community’s infrastructure,” Munson says. “This campaign provides a perfect chance for our citizens to demonstrate their commitment to this important institution of higher education.”
Munson points out that never before have Clark students faced so many obstacles to completing their education. The hurdles are significant: the COVID-19 pandemic, tuition debt, job losses in the economy, traditional power structures that create social inequity and diminishing government education resources.
“Just one of these challenges would be enough to derail any number of students. Our students in 2020-2021 are facing them all,” says Munson.
You can help Clark College students to successfully complete their studies and launch themselves into today’s challenging socio-economic environment by supporting the campaign.
To find out how you can become part of Promising Pathways, visit clarkcollegefoundation.org or contact Joel B. Munson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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