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The Clarkson Roundtable
The Clarkson Roundtable has long been a distinguished University symbol, recognizing annual leadership donors whose contributions help forge Clarkson’s path toward excellence. Recently revitalized with new recognition, new member benefits, and new insider opportunities to learn about and influence the future of our university, The Roundtable has set the pace as we close-in and suprass our goals. Great progress is being made at Clarkson, and you can be part of the success through The Clarkson Roundtable. 

Every year, most Roundtable donors contribute to The Clarkson Fund. By doing so, they help promising students gain access to an exceptional Clarkson education. The Clarkson Fund delivers essential support for...

...the financial aid that nine out of ten Clarkson students need to stay in school

...state-of-the-art technology that allows our students and faculty to work at the forefront of discovery

...the academic distinction that is the core of the Clarkson experience

...sustainability programs that advance intelligent resource use

...the extra edge that challenges our Golden Knight athletes to drive forward and win

…AND IN THE Future
Clarkson has always delivered exceptional education and innovative research paired with real-world opportunities, small-school personal attention, and unparalleled career preparation. We're leaping forward with enhanced academic and research programs, accelerated innovation, and broadened and deepened international perspective. We’re in the top tier of America’s best universities, and we’re climbing every year.

Consider this impressive evidence of what your university has achieved and where it’s headed: rates Clarkson among the top 30 U.S. universities for return on tuition investment; Clarkson graduates average a 30-year ROI of $1.1 million more than high school graduates. The Princeton Review named the University to its 2014 list of "The Best 378 Colleges," as well as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2013. And Business Insider plotted U.S. News & World Report's college rankings against PayScale's mid-career salary list. The result placed Clarkson in the top 10 among the most underrated colleges in America. Business Insider noted that Clarkson posted the highest percentage (86%) of graduating seniors with internship experience among all colleges in the U.S. News rankings.

As a Roundtable member, you are the essential element in Clarkson’s formula for success. Each year, about 90 percent of the gifts Clarkson receives comes from individuals contributing at the Roundtable level. Truly, The Clarkson Roundtable is the guardian of the Clarkson degree, ensuring its value for today’s students and alumni and elevating its impact for the future. We invite you to join the rejuvenated Roundtable today by making a qualifying gift of $2,500 or more and expand your influence as Clarkson University continues to evolve to excellence.

For more information about how you can become a member of The Clarkson Roundtable, please contact Nichole Thomas, Director of the Clarkson Fund, at 315-268-3854 or


Tom and Lynn Kassouf

“Over the years, our conversations with alumni - as friends, acquaintances, or colleagues - consistently share a common thread: an expression of the positive difference Clarkson University has made in their lives and in our lives. Reinforcement of that high esteem by a strong donor community ensures that Clarkson will continue to have this impact upon future students. Your Roundtable participation forms the leadership core of our important donor community.”

Tom Kassouf ’74 and
Lynn “Soko” Kassouf ’76
Co-Chairs of The Clarkson Roundtable

The Roundtable Member Benefits