Mission

Mission – Vision – Values

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

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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 in scholarships, awards and financial support is awarded annually to more than 500 students. Each quarter, about 13,000 full-time and part-time students attend classes at Clark’s main campus located in Vancouver’s historic Central Park; West Coast Bank in the heart of downtown; Clark College at Columbia Tech Center in eastern Clark County; or Clark College at Washington State University Vancouver.

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