Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Clarion University have a tremendous, positive impact on the life of the campus. Their generous support through charitable gifts provides the margin of excellence that facilitates our service to students, the community, and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Every year, Clarion University Foundation, Inc. receives contributions from nearly 6,000 individuals and organizations that support our ongoing work. Annual gifts comprise the backbone of our development program, and we depend on Donors contributing $1,000 or more annually are included in Clarion's prestigious 1867 Circle.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution. Discover if your company has a matching gift program. If your organization is not on the list, please contact your employer. Even small regional companies can participate, and many do. You just have to ask.
Help gifted and financially challenged students fulfill their potential and compete in today's global economy. Private gifts help students secure access to educational opportunities, as well as successful, productive futures.
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Endowment Funds are those funds which ensure the philanthropic desires of donors in perpetuity. With an endowed gift, you provide permanent support for the university. Your gift is invested — never spent — and each year a distribution is made to your chosen program or area. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time, to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment’s spending power.
Learn the other ways your gifts may benefit Clarion University at http://clarion.plannedgiving.org/.
Crowdfunding is used to support a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, most often via internet-based platforms. Crowdfunding creates a new approach by giving donors more options for what they want to support including athletics, music and the arts, social groups on campus, Greek life, etc.
The Clarion University Foundation has chosen to use ScaleFunder® to raise funds for many projects, beginning with the Clarion Chamber Singers European Performance Tour and Choral Competition in Wales in 2016.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
Clarion University is one of a few schools in Pennsylvania participating in an exciting new giving option: the Educational Improvement Tax Credit. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has approved the Clarion University Foundation as an Educational Improvement Organization under the EITC program. This designation allows business to contribute to Clarion University's innovative educational programs and receive a tax credit in addition to their federal charitable deduction. Click here for more information.