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Clark College News and Events

December 10, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Susie Kasper, Director of Annual Giving
Telephone:  360-992-2104
E-mail:  skasper@clark.edu


A new gift marks the second consecutive year that Clark College and its students will benefit from the generosity of a college supporter

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- For the second consecutive year, an anonymous donor will match up to $100,000 of gifts generated by Clark College Foundation’s End of Year Appeal.  The donor, a long-time Vancouver resident, is a self-described "ardent Clark supporter."

“Every day, Clark College changes the lives of people in our community,” the donor said. “Students of all ages and backgrounds walk through the doors of Clark to acquire job skills, obtain an associate degree, access lifelong learning programs, or take basic literacy classes. Their lives are enriched, and so is the life of this community. What better place to provide support than to an institution that gives so much to so many in our own community.”

The gift will match all donations dollar-for-dollar in the following areas:  Area of Greatest Need; General Scholarships; Adult Literacy; Mature Learning; Library; Business & Technology; Social Science & Fine Arts; Athletic Scholarships; Basic Education, English, Communications & Humanities; and Science, Healthy & Physical Education.

Lisa Gibert, President and CEO of the Clark College Foundation, said that she was “overwhelmed” when the donor came to her for the second time.  “We are so pleased that this donor has so much understanding and trust of our stewardship of those dollars,” said Gibert.  “We hope that the public will feel the same.” 

Gibert noted that the donations exceeded the $100,000 matching gift goal in 2006 and said the Foundation hopes to achieve that level of success again in 2007.

Contributions may be sent to the Clark College Foundation, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663-3598 or may be made online.


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