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Alumni Giving

Investing in Clarke is about more than simply giving back to your school. It’s about giving others the opportunity to benefit from the unique Clarke experience too.

Each year, many Clarke alumni make a generous and meaningful investment in the lives of today’s students. In addition to the important role these philanthropic dollars play, Clarke’s alumni participation rate is considered just as vital.

Alumni Participation = The percentage of active alumni giving to Clarke each year.

Clarke’s alumni participation rate is a visible and measurable indicator of our alumni’s satisfaction with the University. The participation rate is used in a number of ways to determine everything from grant awards to national collegiate rankings.

There are many areas on campus that would benefit from your support; including scholarships, student organizations, classroom updates, athletics and much more.

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GOLD: Graduates of the Last Decade

You have earned a degree from Clarke in the past 10 years, making you a Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD).

As a group, you represent 15% of all Clarke alumni worldwide and you continuously make us proud through your professional and personal accomplishments.

As students you’ve experienced life-changing opportunities – from professional internships, to international excursions and meaningful relationships faculty members. Help ensure today’s students have access to these same great opportunities by giving back your time, treasure or talent to the area on campus that means most to you. Contact Courtney Leonard at (563)588-6585 for ways to get involved.


Keep in touch!

We invite you to stay in touch with us! Visit for ways to connect with fellow alumni and friends.

Update your Contact Information

If we have your email and your street address, you’ll get invitations to special events in your area, announcements and news updates. You should be receiving the Clarke alumni magazine three times a year in the mail and the alumni newsletter by email. If you’re not receiving these publications, please update your contact information.

Social Media

Please connect with us online on Facebook and LinkedIn. These are the best resources for networking, keeping up with other alumni, and staying current on Clarke news and events.


Clarke organizes a variety of events for alumni and friends across the United States.  All are great fun – and a terrific way to stay connected and meet other alumni in your area. Please also don’t forget to come back for Homecoming Weekend each fall.


Become a Clarke volunteer by joining the Alumni Association Board, hosting a special event in your area, helping at Homecoming or becoming as a class representative. Complete our online volunteer form or email for additional information.