The student need grant was established, in honor of Matthew Clarke, to help students during an exceptional time of need. By making a gift of any amount, you are paying it forward and leaving a lasting impact at Clarke for current and future students.

Several examples of students who may be eligible to receive this support include those who:

  • Need financial support to take a trip home to see a sick family member
  • Need extra support after a serious illness
  • Require help financially attending Clarke after a family member has passed away
  • Or have fallen victim to a natural disaster

Small gifts make a big impact! Each year, current students will add to the fund to ensure its growth. With your support and the support of students for years to come, we will be able to assist our fellow Crusaders in times of need.

Click here to make a gift to the student need grant.
You can also support the cause by becoming an Institutional Advancement work study, volunteer or intern. To learn more, contact Gwen Kalvelage at (563)588-6430 or

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Planned Giving - Clarke Lives

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Areas to Support

  • Support Clarke - Spring
  • Arts at Clarke 2016
  • Transfer Fall 2015