Campaign Fundraising, Goals, Timeline and other FAQs


Q: What kinds of projects are donors supporting in the Promising Pathways campaign?
Partners contribute to a variety of programs, projects and faculty/staff development for most departments and units on campus. For the purposes of the Promising Pathways campaign, we are focused on raising support for guided pathways, scholarships, advanced manufacturing, cuisine, veterans resources. automotive, mature learning, craft beverage institute and other fundraising needs.

Q: What is the total financial goal of the campaign?
$35 million

Q: What are the fundraising goals for each initiative?
Guided pathways: $4 million. Scholarships: $8 million. Advanced manufacturing: $5 million. Cuisine: $8.5 million. Veterans resources: $2 million. Automotive: $2 million. Mature learning: $1 million. Craft beverage institute: $500,000. Other fundraising: $3-5 million.

Q: How were the funding priorities identified?
Identifying campaign priorities was the result of nearly three years of collaboration between Clark College’s administration, board of trustees, academic leadership, Clark College Foundation and community leaders. A campaign feasibility study, led by Clark College Foundation, was conducted in 2015 focusing on key variables to identify campaign success. A college brand refresh began in March 2016 that included formal and informal research methodologies. The research revealed Clark’s strengths and areas for improvement including where important resources were needed.

Q: When did the campaign begin? When will it end?
The campaign started on July 1, 2015. It is projected to conclude in 2021.

Q: What is your administrative fee on gifts?
Through careful management, Clark College Foundation keeps its expenses low while providing high-quality services to our partners. We charge a 10 percent administrative fee for annual fund gifts of $9,999 or less generated through Clark Connect – our student-calling center – and direct mail marketing. These types of donations have added costs associated with them and therefore require a higher administrative fee. Gifts of $10,000 or more are charged 5 percent. Should you have further questions about the fees, please contact Daniel Rogers, CFO, at 360.992.2659.

Q: Why did your email change?

A: Clark College Foundation has been a part of Clark College’s email domain for decades. There have been some logistical challenges in the past year and a need for the foundation to be on a separate email server that have prompted us to move to our own domain. We did so in September 2019.

Q: What is your new email?

A: The new domain is @supportclark.org. To reach a staff member, use their first-name initial and full last name, like this: rmorin@supportclark.org

Q: What is the general Clark College Foundation email?

A: foundation@supportclark.org

Q: I have a question about my donation. Who can help me?

A: Vivian Manning can assist you with your questions about giving to Clark College and Clark College Foundation. There are also plenty of other foundation staff who can help you: Click to visit our staff web page.

Still have questions? Contact Rhonda Morin