Join a legacy of giving that began more than a hundred years ago.
Clark University’s donor recognition program pays homage to Jonas Clark, who founded the University in 1887 as the first all-graduate school in the United States. He also established the undergraduate Clark College through a bequest in his will, which included an initial $850,000 endowment for the University Library.
Not only was that gift estimated to be the largest independent endowment for any library in America at that time, it also set the stage for building a university that would become internationally recognized for its scholarship and research.
Today, Jonas Clark Fellows are alumni, families and friends who choose to give $2,000 or more ($1,000 and more for graduates of the last decade) during each fiscal year (June 1–May 31), enabling Clark to provide students and faculty with exemplary resources for teaching, learning and research. Other giving societies, including our Fiat Lux Legacy Society and the 1887 Society, recognize those who have made planned gifts and supporters who have given five or more consecutive years to Clark, respectively. Each giving society provides Clark sustained and lasting gifts with far-reaching impact across campus.