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The Department of Alumni Affairs at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson) has partnered with Johnson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) to augment the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship. The John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship was recently established by his wife Diane, sons Kevin and John Jr, and their families, to honor the leadership and impact John R. Clark has had on decades of Johnson students. His was an extraordinary legacy founded on positivity, inclusion and aspiration. And now, by joining with the Clark family in funding the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship, our collective efforts can make dreams possible for future generations of Johnson students. Your donation to the John R. Clark Sr., MBA '72 Scholarship Professional Fund will honor Mr. Clark’s legacy at Johnson in the most powerful way possible: providing opportunity for deserving Johnson students.
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Cornell’s rich tradition of diversity, inclusion and education for all continues to advance, and Johnson is proud to continue its path-breaking business education programs by offering opportunity and leadership both on campus and off in support of diverse perspectives. Access to education is a high priority at Johnson, and scholarships are an important part of ensuring an inclusive environment.
Mr. Clark worked closely with Johnson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion to create engagement opportunities for MBA students to expose them to different points of view, offer a safe environment for these conversations to be facilitated, and fosters programs that build and strengthen the Johnson community long after graduation. With this mission in mind, the Clark family launched the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship campaign at Johnson’s 2017 Diversity Awards Dinner, held in honor of John R. Clark, MBA ’72. This year’s theme, “Building Your Legacy: Keys to Lasting Impact at Johnson and Beyond," dovetailed with the Clark family’s goal of honoring their father’s rich legacy and provided the perfect moment for the announcement.
If you knew Mr. Clark personally, and would like to leave a memory, story, or a personal message to his family, you may do so here.
Help us reach our goal of $50,000! Every single gift provides opportunity to deserving Johnson students!
Please take this opportunity to join with the Clark family to endow the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to extend John Sr.'s legacy by expanding the scholarship further. Through the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship, future generations of Johnson students will be supported with the gift of opportunity, while honoring John Sr.'s legacy.
Ways to Give: If you would prefer to give by check please mail it to Cornell University at Box 37334, Boone, IA 50037-0334. Be sure to note that the donation is for the John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72 Professional Scholarship in the memo line.
John Clark Jr. (left) and Kevin Clark, sons of the 2004 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award honoree John Clark Sr., MBA ’72, present Lindsay Barnes, MBA ’20, with the inaugural John R. Clark Sr., MBA ’72, Professional Scholarship.
Read/See more about the event and John R. Clark on Johnson's BUSINESSFEED in a featured article about the 2017 Diversity Awards Dinner or see the video recording of Kevin Clark's speech honoring his father.