Protecting our dedicated donors
Clark College Foundation is committed to protecting our generous donors and volunteers. Recent news reports have suggested that the media should get access to the foundation’s emails, including communications with donors, because of our association with Clark College, a public institution. Clark College Foundation is a separate, independent, privately funded, self-governed nonprofit that assists Clark College through philanthropy. To clarify any confusion, the foundation is asking the courts, with the support of Clark College, to apply legal precedent and confirm the foundation’s independence. This will also clarify that we are exempt from future public records requests. We believe our donors and the community support the decision to seek this clarification from the courts. We will continue to do everything in our power to meet our legal and ethical obligations to serve and protect our dedicated donors. Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 360.992.2301.