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The Clarkson Fund

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You Hold the Power

When you were a student, The Clarkson Fund opened the door to just about everything on campus—challenging classes, the latest lab technology, cutting-edge research opportunities, and Golden Knight hockey. Alumni who graduated years—and even decades—before your arrival at Clarkson contributed to The Clarkson Fund, and you benefited.

Today, the formula for excellence is the same, but now the essential element is you. You’re the one with the Clarkson degree that has accelerated your career. You’re the one who remembers what it was like to be an enterprising young student, bursting with ideas and curiosity. And you’re the one who can help unleash that same potential in current students through The Clarkson Fund.

You Make the Difference

Your gift to The Clarkson Fund counts as a contribution to the E2E Campaign, with long-term impacts in shaping the University’s evolution to excellence. At the same time, your gift has an immediate effect on today’s students. By giving to The Clarkson Fund…

you are supporting the financial aid that nine of ten Clarkson students need. Clarkson attracts the brightest, most promising students, many of whom simply can’t afford to pay full tuition.

you are putting state-of-the-art technology on campus so our students and faculty can work at the forefront of discovery.

you are ensuring academic excellence throughout our more than 50 rigorous academic programs. From top professors to innovative curricula, these factors form the foundation of outstanding student achievement.

you are putting Clarkson at the leading edge of sustainability research, and you’re helping students apply that research right here on campus.

you are giving Clarkson students an edge in athletic competition, challenging the Golden Knights to drive forward and win.

You Are Valuable

With about 3,500 students, we’re the third-smallest nationally ranked research university in the United States. Clearly, you don’t have to be big to do big things.

You also don’t have to give big to do big things. Of course, we hope that you’ll think about what Clarkson has done for you and then give to The Clarkson Fund at a level that’s meaningful and appropriate for you. However, your contribution—of any size—is critically important because it adds to our alumni participation rate. When grant-making institutions see a high alumni participation rate, they’re more likely to give to Clarkson. You’re a Clarkson graduate, so we know you can do the math and see how the value of every gift quickly multiplies.

Please give to The Clarkson Fund, this year and every year. With every gift, you’re helping promising students gain access to an exceptional education and you’re helping Clarkson evolve to the next level of excellence. It’s a simple formula for success…and the essential element is you.