About Us

Clark College Foundation was established in 1973 as the 501(c)(3) fundraising partner of Clark College. With financial gifts from you, the foundation provides the college with student scholarships, program and infrastructure support and community resources.

More than $1 million scholarships, awards and financial support is awarded annually to more than 500 students.

Clark College Foundation’s endowment market value is top 5 in the nation for public community colleges according to the Council for Aid to Education, 2016.

Nationally recognized for excellence in fundraising and communications, we are the 2017 silver and bronze winners for feature writing and fundraising publications by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in District VIII and the 2015 gold winner for campaign fundraising communications. In 2015, we earned the Educational Fundraising Award for overall performance and overall improvement from national CASE, which is based in Washington, D.C.

Mission

Clark College Foundation inspires the joy of philanthropy in support of student success and program excellence at Clark College.

Vision

Philanthropic support developed and stewarded by Clark College Foundation will make exceptional educational opportunities accessible to all who seek them at Clark College.

Values

Philanthropy

Recognition of philanthropy as the cornerstone in building a successful higher education environment

Integrity

Adherence to professional ethics and assuming responsibility for one’s actions while maintaining high standards and consistent performance

Innovation

Support of new ideas, entrepreneurship and continuous improvement at Clark College to transform lives and strengthen our community

Stewardship

Demonstration of sound management of philanthropic resources for the good of the college, its students and the community

Service

Creation of an altruistic environment in which service to others is the guiding principle

Diversity

Demonstration of a deep respect for differences by actively seeking, celebrating and creating opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds

Teamwork

Respect for and embracing of the strengths, perspectives, and talents of every individual by promoting an environment of cooperation, trust, and open communication