The Clarkson Fund

The Clarkson Fund is Clarkson’s annual fund supported by alumni, parents, students and friends.  The gifts you make to the Clarkson Fund invest in a variety of programs and initiatives to advance the operations and educational mission of our University every day.  Generous philanthropy from all of our partners and donors transforms the Clarkson experience.    

The Roundtable Society

The Roundtable Society seeks to recognize distinguished annual leadership donors whose contributions help forge Clarkson’s path toward excellence. With donor-centric recognition, an exciting Salon program that explores important topics, enhanced member benefits, and insider opportunities to learn about and shape the future of Clarkson, the Roundtable allows you to play an integral role in sustaining the University’s mission in higher education.

The Annie Clarkson Society

The Annie Clarkson Society carries forward the passionate philanthropic journey of Thomas S. Clarkson’s niece, Annie, and gives you many ways to define your own philanthropy. Through annual gifts, donations of acres of land and her ancestral home, more than a million dollars given to the institution in her lifetime for major projects and an endowment upon her passing, Annie left an enduring legacy. Created in 1993, the mission of the Annie Clarkson Society is to educate and serve every generation as you explore your own philanthropy. The Annie Society also works with you to create and sustain life-long relationships with the University through endowments, as well as deferred gift planning through your will.

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office

At Clarkson University, we develop productive, mutually-beneficial partnerships with companies and foundations to ignite innovation and impact shared goals. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office works to advance smart collaborations that pair our best people, knowledge and resources to move ideas and solutions forward.  Staff can connect you to the right University representatives and also actively seek connections for private foundation and non-governmental external funding for institutional programs, faculty research, and other endeavors.

The Alumni Relations Office

The Alumni Relations Office is your go-to resource to connect with other alumni and students, update your personal contact and professional information, make nominations for alumni awards, do things like borrow a Clarkson banner for an event, find a yearbook photo, and connect into activities near you.  With events like Reunion weekend, Cold Out Gold Out (COGO), and regional chapter events like golf tournaments, and baseball outings, there is always something being planned for you to engage in the life of the University.

Special Campaigns Igniting the University

Clarkson offers donors many customized ways to ignite new initiatives, name facilities and laboratories, honor people who have made a difference in their lives, leave a legacy and sustain the future through endowment campaigns.  Below are some current examples being galvanized by Golden Knights alumni coming together to impact the future of Clarkson.  To start your own conversation about ensuring the future, reach out to our major gifts staff.

Clarkson's Front Door Under Renovation: Nearly 30 years after it opened as “Clarkson’s front door” to the world, the Cheel Campus Center and 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.  Learn more about how to take a seat, name a locker room or learning space, and making a donation.  

Honoring Athletic Director Steve Yianoukos '72 After 35 years as a dedicated employee of the Clarkson Athletic and Recreation Department, Athletic Director Steve Yianoukos '72 is retiring. During his tenure, the department has seen unprecedented growth.  Most notably he has overseen the rise in women’s sports with three National Championships from Women’s Hockey, Four Elite 8 appearances in Women’s Volleyball, and he was instrumental in adding softball to the list of varsity athletic offerings at the University.  If you wish to make a gift in honor of Steve and his years of service at Clarkson, please click here.