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- What is the purpose/mission of Clark Society?
- The Society's mission is to recognize TCU's leadership donors who annually give $1,000 or more. Clark Society is named for TCU's founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, who dedicated their lives to creating a liberal arts college offering a great private education.
- Who is eligible for membership?
- Any donor who gives an annual gift of $1,000 or more during the TCU fiscal year (June 1—May 31) automatically becomes a Clark Society member. The gift may be designated to the Annual Fund or restricted to a specific college or program, including athletics, and it may be paid in installments. The Clark Society is made up of TCU alumni, parents and friends.
- What benefits are available to Clark Society members?
- Invitations to Clark Society Weekend and other campus events
- A special membership card for TCU's Mary Couts Burnett Library
- Newsletters and information about all University activities
- Clark Society car decal Clark Society Certificate
- What is Clark Society Weekend?
- Clark Society Weekend is an annual event held in the fall to thank and recognize Clark Society members. Weekend events include educational seminars, special tours, a gala recognition dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the Clark Society Scholarship.
- How are Clark Society scholarships funded? How can I contribute to them?
- Proceeds from the annual Clark Society Weekend silent auction as well as designated gifts from Clark members provide the funding for these prestigious scholarships. Click here to support the Clark Scholarships now.
- How are Clark Scholars chosen?
- TCU Faculty and staff nominate students they feel would represent the University with the highest degree of character, leadership and sense of service. The Clark Board Scholarship Committee makes the final selection.
- What is the Clark Board?
- The 36-member Clark Board serves as the advisory body for the Clark Society. The purpose of the board is to recognize and thank people who give to TCU, provide feedback to the TCU administration on relevant matters and promote to current students the value of giving back to the University after graduation. The board meets twice each year and helps organize Clark Weekend.
- What are the donor recognition levels?
- Annual Gift Recognition Levels
Cumulative Gift Recognition Levels
Founder............................$1 million or more
Benefactor.........................$500,000 - $999,999
Centurion..........................$100,000 - $499,999
Patron.............................$50,000 - $99,999
- Are there additional advantages/benefits/distinctions available for larger gifts?
- A special VIP reception is held during Clark Society Weekend for cumulative donors who have reached any of the four recognized levels as well as for five– and ten-year consecutive donors.
- What is the Chancellor's Council?
- Chancellor's Council members represent the highest level of annual gift donors who contribute $10,000 or more each year. Not only do they receive all the Clark Society benefits, but they also are invited to a special Chancellor's Council event every year.
- What size gift offers Lifetime Membership in the Clark Society?
- Anyone who has reached at least the Patron level of cumulative giving is a lifetime member.
- Where can I get more information regarding the Clark Society?
- If you cannot find the information you need on our web site, please e-mail DonorRelations@tcu.edu.