Robert Wallace Makes A Promise

Robert Wallace ’37 was one of 15 students who graduated in 1937. After Clark, he went into the U.S. Army and used the GI Bill to get his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He then had a long and prosperous career at DuPont. Before Wallace died in 2005, Clark College Foundation learned that Wallace had set up a charitable remainder trust. That trust is now worth $4 million and will be directed to scholarships at Clark College. Above is Bob Blanchard, Wallace’s son, holding a photo of Wallace.


About Promising Pathways

This campaign will transform lives, provide opportunities and share the legacies of our partners and donors. Promising Pathways for Clark College will  tell the stories and experiences of you—our donors and friends—who are investing today so that there will be long-term, positive benefits for Clark students now and for generations. Equally, your legacy stories will inspire others to join you in giving.

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Clark College plays a central role in the community—from job creation to addressing critical socio-economic challenges in the region. This campaign helps our community understand the relevance of this institution to today’s economy—and connect with each of you in ways that are uniquely relevant to your own personal story.

Campaign Initiatives



Guided Pathways | $3 million

An academic and support services makeover aimed at improving completion rates for students.

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Culinary | $8 million

Focusing on employable skills and excellent customer service, Clark’s cuisine and pastry arts programs provide a simple transition to a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management. The remodeled Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute showcases our modern facilities.

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Changing Lives


Scholarships | $16 million

Transform lives by offering financial stability to students who might otherwise leave or not pursue college. Donor support enables Clark College Foundation to award more than $1 million per year to deserving students.

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Veterans Resources | $2 million

Helping veterans and their family connect with life-changing resources to  navigate civilian life and the Clark college experience successfully is what Clark can do best.

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In addition to these above initiatives, we also raise funds for existing Clark College programs and projects.

Stories Of Transformation