Employee Giving Challenge

Employee Giving Challenge

Every one of us can be proud of what we do to help Penguins succeed. During this year’s Employee Giving Campaign, not only will your gift to any area add important support, you’ll also be a critical part of unlocking a $5,000 match for Penguin Pantry.

The Challenge

When 220 Clark College current and/or retired employees make a gift by commencement (June 18, 2020), generous donors will give $5,000 to Penguin Pantry. And, the department with the highest participation rate will win a catered meal.

As of February 25, $39,965 in gifts from 196 donors are being directed to an area of the college that is meaningful to them.


Meet Megaera

Employee Campaign

Megaera Jarvis has tried packaged ramen noodles in a variety of combinations. Tuna might be her and her husband’s favorite, though. “They’re really good together!”

Megaera Jarvis has tried packaged ramen noodles in a variety of combinations – with diced chicken, canned tuna, and even tinned sardines. Tuna might be her and her husband’s favorite, though. “They’re really good together!”

Megaera and Matthew Saunders, like to experiment with ways to maximize the nutritional value of inexpensive foods, but in the process they’ve become part of a culture of camaraderie at Penguin Pantry. Over the lunch hour, they’ve made friends with some of the more than 400 students who stretch their grocery budgets by supplementing items from the pantry.

“For me, the pantry is more than a place to pick up a few groceries. I’ve found a community here. We find fellowship as well as something to eat,” said Megaera.

Pantry Use Up

The number of visits to the pantry in the first week of classes was up 170% this year over last, thanks to the good work faculty and staff have done spreading the word. But higher use means greater resources needed to meet the demands. Let’s all join together to help.

How To Give

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

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 credit card gifts

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

Get Involved: Join the O Squad

Join our fun team of Employee Giving Campaign volunteers! Serving as an ambassador for your department and the entire community on the importance of philanthropic giving is a wonderful way to help our students and colleagues.

The O Squad Committee 2019-2020

Veronica Brock
Professor, Health

Coralee Brewer
Clark College Bookstore

Cheryl Davenport

Lora Jenkins
Ed Planner, Workforce Education Services

Patti Serrano
Professor, Business Administration

Janice Taylor
Program Manager, Tutoring Services

Angela Torretta
Director of Annual Giving and Sponsorships, Clark College Foundation

Please contact Angela Torretta at 360.992.2782 for information on making a gift or volunteering.

Thank you for supporting Clark. Together, we help Penguins fly!