Employee Giving Challenge


Congratulations to Clark employees! In the 2018-2019 academic year, 147 of you made a gift during the employee giving challenge, raising almost $23,000 and unlocking a $5,000 match for Penguin Pantry.

Since opening in October 2017, student use of the Penguin Pantry has substantially increased.  The pantry offers grocery items, snacks, toiletries and school supplies. It’s located on Clark’s main campus in the Health Sciences Building.

“If we’re able to help a student with that very basic need while they’re on campus, we feel like we’re supporting them in their retention and completion,” said Armetta Burney, interim dean of workforce development and technical education.


Winners of the campus participation competition are:

1st >> Communication & Marketing with 57% participation
2nd >> Libraries & Academic Success Services with 48% participation
3rd >> STEM with 47% participation

A huge Penguin thank you to everyone who supported the employee giving challenge!

Employees may give to any department or area of Clark that is meaningful to them and in multiple ways.

Volunteer for the employee giving campaign. We are in the process of building our volunteer team. Volunteers serve as ambassadors for their departments and the entire community by expressing the value of participation.

More details about the next challenge will be available in the fall. If you’d like to get a head start on the 2019-2020 competition, you can make a donation today.

Payroll Deduction

When you sign up for payroll deduction, you’ll automatically be counted in each year’s donor goal. Complete the Employee Giving Form, and we’ll take care of the rest.

One-time and recurring gifts

Make your gift with a credit card on Clark College Foundation’s secure website.

Please contact Angela Torretta, director of annual giving and sponsorships, at 360.992.2782 for information on making a gift or volunteering.

Penguin Pantry

Clark student Channell Sugar-Star shops at the pantry.