News Releases

News Releases

May 3, 2017

Four new board members welcomed

April 12, 2017

Auditions for Savoring Excellence Gala April 25 & 26

March 15, 2017

Foundation hires estate planning expert, attorney

February 16, 2017

$1 Million Scholarship Movement

January 5, 2017

Gibert Receives Distinguished Service Award

December 2, 2016


Grant addresses veterans’ needs for college success, retention

July 15, 2016

Lisa Gibert 2016Gibert named to national philanthropy group



July 11, 2016

Bank of America funds financial coachBoALogoHiRes(150W)


May 18, 2016

Savoring Excellence - McClaskey Foundation$4 Million McClaskey Gift to Transform Culinary Experience at Clark

Presidential Award Presented to Leaders of Culinary Industry and Veterans Services


February 22, 2016

American Legion provides $10,000 for vets

January 26, 2016

Archer @ Archer exhibit and alumni reception February 9 (pdf)

January 7, 2016

Joel MunsonMunson new senior VP of development



October 26, 2015

Outstanding alumni, rising star awardees announced

October 19,2015

Foundation wins two national fundraising awards



July 13, 2015Eric Merrill

Eric Merrill joins foundation board


July 9, 2015

Community Foundation grant sets financial clarity for students

Bank of America funds pre-apprenticeship edge program

June 24, 2015

Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations Open (pdf)

May 26, 2015

Shin-Etsu Chemical, SEH America get special corporate accolade

Wallace, Takach receive Presidential Award at Savoring Excellence

March 20, 2015

Foundation welcomes new board directors (pdf)

December 23, 2014

Grant bolsters scholarships for vets, health care students (pdf)

December 22, 2014

Campaign StarGold awarded for Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns (pdf)

October 29, 2014

Clark partners with Bank of America to break down barriers to access (pdf)

August 22, 2014

Foundation partnership chosen for Excellence in Collaboration Award (pdf)

July 7, 2014

$25,000 grant to break cycles of poverty (pdf)

May 30, 2014

Clark College receives $730K land gift (pdf)

$3.85 million in recent land gifts brightens college’s future North County campus.

May 28, 2014Joanne Kendall

Clark College Alumna to be honored (pdf)

Joanne Kendall ’84, founder of Open House Ministries, is the Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award recipient for 2014.

May 23, 2014

Clark receives Meyer Memorial Trust Matching Grant  (pdf)

Meyer Memorial Trust provided a $400,000 grant to Clark College for equipment, furnishing and educational materials for the college’s upcoming (STEM) building.

May 22, 2014

Clark receives $3.1M land gift (pdf)

The college received a $3.1 million gift of land from the Boschma family in Ridgefield, Wash.

May 19, 2014

Alumni-student dinner tickets now available (pdf)

The 10th annual Alumni-Student Dinner is Tuesday, June 3.

Jay Gilberg '78 is a new alumni association board member

Jay Gilberg ’78

April 3, 2014

New Alumni Association Board of Directors are announced (pdf)

Jay Gilberg ’78 is one of five new leaders added to the alumni board.

February 20, 2014

Call for Nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award (pdf)

Submissions are now open for Clark College’s 2014 alumni accolade. Deadline is March 7.

February 5, 2014

iQ Credit Union Provides Gift to Clark (pdf)

iQ Credit Union has provided Clark College with funding for curriculum development for first-of-its-kind antibiotic research led entirely by students

December 20, 2013

Vivian Cheadle-Manning a Rising Star (pdf)

Manning_Vivian_large_5370Clark College Foundation’s Vivian Cheadle-Manning, CFRE is the Rising Star Award recipient in philanthropy for 2014.



September 30, 2013

Alumnus Sam ElliottSam Elliott Lends his voice to Clark College Foundation (pdf)

Actor and Clark alumnus Sam Elliott has provided a voice tag for Clark College Foundation’s upcoming local television commercials.


September 24, 2013

Dental Hygiene program receives M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust funding (pdf)

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has provided a quarter of a million dollars to Clark College for new dental equipment for its nationally recognized Dental Hygiene program.

August 30, 2013

Clark College Foundation Board Member Nanette WalkerNewest Board Members Join the Foundation (pdf)

Doug Palin Jr., Nanette Walker ’75 and J. Newton (Newt) Rumble have joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors.


August 13, 2013

Clark College, Bank of America Partner to Bolster On-The-Job Training (pdf)

Bank of America has donated $15,000 to Clark College’s Career and Volunteer Service-Learning program to prepare more than 1,000 students with valuable on-the-job training, while improving their chances of completing their education.

June 12, 2013

Ara Serjoie announces departure(pdf)
Senior vice president announces he has accepted a position at another college.

June 3, 2013

Clark College Foundation’s New Website (pdf)

A bold new look, interactive functions, current financial news, easy online giving and gift planning resources are just some of the new components of Clark College Foundation’s new website.

May 21, 2013

Clark College Alumnus to be Honored(pdf)
Michael Greenwood ’61, a retired Clark College mathematics professor and wrestling coach, is the 2013 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award recipient.

May 15, 2013

Clark College Announces $20 Million Campaign (pdf)
Rick ’69 and Ellie ’83 Tymer receive Presidential Award
Clark College Foundation’s annual Savoring Excellence dinner and program on Wednesday was the site for one of the most significant announcements in Clark College’s 80-year history: the launch of its largest comprehensive campaign.

January 15, 2013

Foundation Adds to Fundraising Staff(pdf)
Four new members have been added to the foundation’s development staff to meet the need of increasing private support for the Clark College. Additionally, Sam Pollach has been promoted.

December 4, 2012

Clark College Foundation, Columbia Credit Union Announce Gift(pdf)
$65,000 will upgrade Clark College’s Pharmacy Technician program

July 16, 2012

Clark College Foundation Wins National Fundraising Award(pdf)
One of 41 college and universities nationwide chosen for superior overall performance by CASE

June 21, 2012

$1.5 million Firstenburg Foundation Gift to Expand Dental Hygiene Program(pdf)
Clark College to announce it has received the third-largest single gift in its history during commencement ceremonies.

June 12, 2012

Clark County community members join foundation board(pdf)
Three prominent Clark County residents have joined the foundation’s board of directors.

May 25, 2012

Clark College alumni honored(pdf)
Barbara Saur, a tireless community volunteer and James R. Martin, a highly respected expert in investments, are the 2012 Clark College Outstanding Alumni Award recipients.

May 17, 2012

Savoring Excellence Honors a Philanthropic Legacy(pdf)
Members of the Firstenburg family were recognized for their philanthropic support of students and programs at Clark College Foundation’s annual Savoring Excellence event on Wednesday evening.

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Rhonda Morin
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Clark College Foundation
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