Planned Giving

Planned gifts can take many forms, but they always change lives. In 1900, Jonas Clark’s bequest of $850,000 created Clark’s undergraduate college and provided the initial endowment for the University Library, estimated to be the largest independent endowment for any library in America at that time.

Today, planned gifts from hundreds of alumni and friends provide vital support for bolstering the Clark University experience, from augmenting research and scholarship to revitalizing classrooms and buildings.

Among other areas, gifts are used for:

  • Scholarships or internships to help students grow and succeed
  • Construction or retrofitting of buildings
  • Enhancement of the University’s laboratories, libraries, classrooms and athletic facilities
  • Advancement of faculty research and scholarship, leading to increased knowledge and better teaching

The Office of Planned Giving is here to help you maximize the impact of your gift to Clark. We work with you and your financial advisers to thoughtfully:

  • Integrate your philanthropy with your long-term planning for financial security and the needs of your family
  • Take full advantage of tax incentives for giving to stretch your charitable dollars
  • Use creative gift vehicles or unusual assets to support Clark

Figuring out which type of planned gift best fits your charitable, financial and family goals can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you understand your options. Please feel free to contact us for a confidential conversation.

Note: Information contained on this website should not be considered legal, accounting or other professional advice. Individuals considering planned gifts to Clark should consult with their financial advisers.

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Mary S. Richardson, JD, LLM
Director of Planned Giving