Why Give?

Five Reasons to Support Clark CollegeEmployee-Campaign-logo

 

Student debt effects business.

Each year, Clark students accumulate an average of $5,100 in student debt. College graduates spend less in our communities and forgo buying homes when they carry debt.

Half of Clark students receive no financial assistance. 

In 2013-2014, 8,225 students out of 16,566 received no federal or state aid. Scholarships were awarded to only 1,190 students.

State funding has declined. 

Clark used to receive more than 60 percent of its operational budget from the state of Washington. Today it’s less than 50 percent.

The majority of gifts are restricted.

The majority of gifts, and all of the endowment funds given to Clark College Foundation are restricted. They are directed toward specific programs, scholarships or departments. That’s why annual, unrestricted gifts provide vital flexibility.

Every gift counts!

The average gift made to Clark College Foundation is $800. Those gifts add up to millions for scholarships, academic and capital improvements, program enhancements and faculty and staff enrichment

 

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