We are honored to write a message for the inaugural Clarkson Donor Impact Statement. Like many of you, we are donors because we believe in Clarkson. Of course, for us, that might seem easy, given our roles and connections to Clarkson, but we really do believe! Hopefully, communications such as this report will highlight for you the many reasons your contribution enables Clarkson’s success.
Living in Foster House in the midst of campus, we have opportunities each day to connect and engage with students as well as returning graduates. We get to observe firsthand their brightness, energy, creativity, concern for the world around them and care for each other. We talk with them about how important their scholarship support is and how it makes them want to work hard and be able to give back one day. We listen to their excitement about new facilities being built, such as the Innovation Hub, where they can work together on a pioneering idea. We watch them compete hard in sports and team challenges, win national championships, form new clubs and fill their days with many extracurricular and community service activities. This is why we are optimistic about our future, and this is why we, too, give to Clarkson.
Thank you for your contribution to Clarkson, and please know that you are a valued member of our donor community. We hope you join us in taking pride in the collective accomplishments over the past year that are, in part, possible because of you.
With much gratitude,
Tony and Karen
By the Numbers
The Clarkson Fund Provides Your Fellow Knights with Scholarship Support
Leah Pinner ’20
Worcester, Massachusetts’ Leah Pinner is studying aeronautical engineering at Clarkson with a minor in mathematics. Leah not only has her sights set up high, but front and center as a member of the Clarkson Orchestra, the Golden Knotes and the Clarkson Theatre Company. Growing up in a single-parent home, Leah says that the scholarship made her dreams possible and she plans on pursuing a career at NASA, in the “space side of aeronautics.”
Gifts to Clarkson Accelerate Academic Excellence
Faculty Water Research
Professors Thomas Holsen and Selma Mededovic Thagard, faculty at Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, have developed a novel and efficient method of cleaning contaminated water by using an electric discharge plasma. Read more
Supporting Clarkson Athletics Creates Winners
Another Championship Banner in Cheel Arena
For the third time in five years, Clarkson celebrated the Golden Knights Women’s Hockey National Championship team on Saturday, October 20 prior to facing off against St. Lawrence University. The Green and Gold raised a third banner to the Cheel Arena rafters to accompany the 2014 and 2017 banners. Read more
You Help Clarkson Graduates Accomplish Amazing Things!
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT CONSTRUCTION TEAMS TAKE TOP REGIONAL HONORS
Continuing a trend over the last three years, the Clarkson Construction Engineering Management (CEM) Student Projects in Engineering Experience and Design (SPEED) teams placed in the top tier regionally.
CLARKSON STUDENTS ASSIST NEW YORK OLYMPIC REGION
Fourteen students from Clarkson University have been developing new research and analysis on the New York Olympic Region’s (NYOR) sustainability efforts
LOVE FOR SPECIALIZED COFFEE LEADS CLARKSON GRAD TO NEW BUSINESS VENTURE
A lifelong love for all things coffee inspired Clarkson alumna Charlotte Hayden ’16, to start The Better Brew Company. Better Brew specializes in craft coffee flavors “designed to make your morning cup of coffee taste like it’s straight out of your favorite café.”
And They Continue to Get Hired!
A New Space to Foster Innovation!
The Clarkson Ignite program builds on the University’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary and experiential learning. At its core, it is a call to action to foster a University-wide culture that integrates innovation, problem- solving and creative thinking into every aspect of learning. Launched in the fall 2017, Clarkson Ignite transforms the entire campus into an innovation ecosystem that connects students with faculty, staff, alumni and professional and community leaders to gain hands-on creative and making experiences.
Through the Clarkson Ignite ecosystem, all students are empowered to think, research, invent, and develop new products and real solutions. The construction, currently underway, in the ERC (top right) will support the Clarkson Ignite initiative by offering students a new space that centers around collaboration and innovation.
Become Part of the Expanded Cheel Campus Center & Arena
Nearly 30 years after it opened as “Clarkson’s front door” to the North Country, the Cheel Campus Center & Arena is undergoing a major overhaul that will modernize the building’s infrastructure and expand its footprint to add more state-of-the-art features to enhance programmatic offerings, hockey facilities and student life at Clarkson while also providing further economic benefits to the surrounding community. Combined with fundraising to date from alumni and friends, including a decision by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to award $3.45 million to the project through the NYS Higher Education Capital Match Program, and future matching funds to be raised, the University has begun phase one of the project in late 2018 .
Gus Mininberg ’82’s success, and Clarkson’s continued standard of excellence, are what inspire him to give back. In 2012, Gus and Magda established an endowed scholarship. Five years later, they funded a second scholarship with appreciated stock. Read more
The Roundtable Society Salons
The Roundtable Society is Clarkson University’s prestigious giving society that recognizes annual donors whose contributions help forge Clarkson’s path toward excellence. Benefits include donor-centric recognition, exciting salon programs that promote thought leadership in the greater community and insider opportunities to learn about and influence Clarkson’s long-term vision. The support from our Roundtable members makes a difference in the lives of every student and enhance Clarkson’s impact on the future.
At each Roundtable Salon, we strive to provide information on topics of interest to the Clarkson community, as well as offer an opportunity to socialize and network with Clarkson alumni and current students. The salon series affords our valued supporters a chance to continue engaging with the University and showcases Clarkson and its faculty, staff, students and alumni.