Blackbaud data incident

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Clark College Foundation was notified by its database management company, Blackbaud, of a security breach that likely affected some of our records. Blackbaud is a widely used database management software that supports nonprofits and educational institutions around the world. In July, they announced the cyberattack, which occurred in February. Read more about the incident at

Blackbaud reported it was likely that some records from Clark College Foundation, as well as hundreds of other organizations, were involved. According to Blackbaud, data that was accessed is available through public searches, such as names, addresses and emails.

We recently received an update from Blackbaud that we believe is important to convey to you. Blackbaud is assisting the Washington state Attorney General’s Office, which is investigating this incident along with other state attorneys general. Meanwhile, Blackbaud continues to stand by its original statement regarding the type of breach and results from it.

Clark College Foundation is staying in close communication with Blackbaud to ensure the company is doing everything possible to keep our donor information secure and private. We will continue to update you when there are significant developments related to this investigation.

Should you have further questions or concerns, please contact Joel B. Munson, chief advancement officer, at, or call 360.992.2301 and request that Joel return your call.

Lisa Gibert
CEO, Clark College Foundation

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