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The Clarke Fund

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The Clarke network is always growing, and through your generosity, we can link generations of Clarke students together through shared experiences and new opportunities. The exceptional academic, athletic and extracurricular programs, caring faculty and staff, and close-knit student body are all reasons that create a special bond between our current and future alumni.

Why give?

  • Equity: Clarke University was founded on the belief that every qualified student should have the resources and support to pursue a Clarke education. Your gift allows us to create opportunities for deserving students from all backgrounds.
  • Empowerment: Members of the Clarke community live out the core values of education, freedom, charity, and justice. The Clarke Compass is our signature general education program which is rooted in the liberal arts. It recognizes the efforts of the whole person through a rigorous academic experience custom designed by students and their advisors that is centered on coursework and other hands-on experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Excellence: Donor support funds new and existing programs, equipment, facility upgrades, and research opportunities.

Importance of the Clarke Fund

The Clarke Fund provides institutional momentum for our university. It’s the place where every gift makes a difference, and it is the primary way for our alumni, parents, and friends to provide unrestricted and immediate support for Clarke.

What does the Clarke Fund do?

The Clarke Fund and its immediate-use dollars enable Clarke to support new and returning students by ensuring financial assistance and keeping tuition as low as possible.

Your gift to the Clarke Fund allows us the flexibility to immediately address the university’s most pressing needs such as:

  • Unrestricted support bridges the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Clarke education: 45.1% of Clarke’s annual operating expenses are not covered by tuition and rely on additional resources.
  • On average, gifts from our donors help offset the cost of tuition, room, board, and fees by more than $2,387 per student each year.
  • Unrestricted gifts support the everyday needs of our students, from classroom resources to investments in technology.

How can you contribute to the Clarke Fund?

All gifts to the Clarke Fund make a difference in the lives of our students and campus community.  Make a gift online today. Gifts are also accepted through Venmo by searching @ClarkeUniversity using the Venmo app or through the QR code below.

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Your gift could also be maximized through a matching gift. Click here to see if your employer is eligible to double your contribution and make twice the impact for the Clarke community.

For more information about our special giving initiatives, visit the following links.