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Hal Abrams joins the foundation

Estate planning expert and attorney Clark College Foundation recently hired Hal Abrams as associate vice president of development operations. Prior to joining the foundation, Abrams served as a fundraising consultant for Grenzebach Glier & Associates. Additionally, at Lewis & Clark College, he served as vice president for institutional advancement from 2012 to 2015. While at University […]

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$1 Million Scholarship Movement

Clark College Foundation to distribute most in its history to students For the first time in its 43-year history, Clark College Foundation will distribute more than $1 million in scholarship awards during the 2016-2017 academic year. “It has taken a great effort to get to this monumental achievement,” said Lisa Gibert, president and CEO of […]

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Gibert Receives Distinguished Service Award

Top honor from CASE District VIII Lisa Gibert, president and CEO of Clark College Foundation, received a Distinguished Service Award for her leadership and advocacy for community colleges. Gibert was recognized by her peers for her outstanding service in 2016. The accolade is given by Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII.  “Lisa […]

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Grant addresses veterans’ needs for college success, retention

New coordinator will help vets navigate college life Clark College Foundation received a grant from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington to hire a program coordinator for its Veterans Resource Center. The $30,000 grant is designated to provide a part-time position for one year to manage support services and workshop training operations in an effort […]

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Gibert Named to National Philanthropy Group

Lisa Gibert, president/CEO of Clark College Foundation, was recently named to a three-year term on the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) commission on philanthropy. The commission provides counsel to CASE leadership to make certain that programs, products and services reflect current understanding and emerging trends. Additionally, the 17 members direct research related […]

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Bank of America provides funding to improve students’ financial education

$20,000 grant to break generational cycles of poverty funds financial empowerment coach at Clark College The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is helping break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the region with a $20,000 grant that supports a financial empowerment coach at Clark College. The coach works directly with students to help them stabilize their […]

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Presidential Award Presented to Leaders of Culinary Industry, Veterans Services

Tod and Maxine McClaskey Family Foundation and Jane Hagelstein The Tod and Maxine McClaskey Family Foundation and Jane Hagelstein received presidential awards from Clark College Foundation at its annual Savoring Excellence gala on May 18. During a celebration for Clark College Foundation donors on May 18 at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Lisa Gibert, […]

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American Legion provides for veterans

American Legion Post #176 provided Clark College Foundation with a $10,000 gift in support of military veterans attending Clark College. The support will assist student veterans with the cost of basic dental care through the Firstenburg Family Dental Hygiene Education and Care Center, as well as provide for a veteran emergency fund, and materials for […]

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