You did it!

$10,000 from a matching gift is now in the Emergency Grant account thanks to the generosity of Clark employees.

Thank you for being the catalyst of the possible for Clark students.

The Clark College community provides thousands of hours each year to ensure our students are prepared to fly. They also contribute tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships, program support, technology and equipment.

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“You are providing help to those who are trying to help themselves,” Matt, Emergency Grant recipient

This year, a $10,000 challenge gift was unlocked because 232 Clark College faculty and staff contributed. The goal was 230.


What does the challenge gift support?

The Emergency Grant program provides funding for students facing extraordinary circumstances that could negatively impact their ability to continue pursuing their education. To qualify, students must meet a GPA requirement, complete a spending plan and meet with a Clark College financial literacy coach to make a future spending plan.

Matt was one of the recipients of an Emergency Grant. “If I had not heard about or received the Emergency Grant I don’t think I would have made it through fall quarter. The extra support allowed me to continue my everyday life and afford my child care and transportation, so I can get a good career and provide a great life for my family.”

Matt, a single father of two, faced a difficult decision last fall: pay for child care and car insurance or take courses to finish his associate degree in Machining. Financial aid had come in less than it had in previous terms, so the prospect of continuing his education was uncertain. Matt then learned about Emergency Grants that are available at Clark College.

Thank you for helping Penguins FLY.


Employees may give any amount that is meaningful to them and in multiple ways.

Payroll Deduction: Choose a set amount of money and/or time and include it on your Employee Pledge Form. The form is also located on ClarkNet—the college’s intranet (Follow this path: Forms, Foundation, Employee Pledge Form).Employee-Campaign-logo-2015-color(150W)

One-time and recurring gifts: Make your gift with a credit card on Clark College Foundation’s secure website or by completing the Employee Pledge Form. The form is also located on ClarkNet —the college’s intranet (Follow this path: Forms, Foundation, Employee Pledge Form).

Please contact Taylor Bowen, associate director of annual fund and sponsorship at 360.992.2782 for more information.