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Clark Society | Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The Clark Society's mission is to promote a culture and tradition of giving through donor recognition, stewardship and connection in order to advance TCU. 

  • Donors become members of the Clark Society by making annual or lifetime leadership gifts which may be designated to any area of the University. Gifts are counted during TCU's fiscal year, June 1 – May 31.

  • Clark Society membership certificate, car decal and small gift
  • Clark Weekend is an annual event held in the fall to thank and recognize Clark Society and Junior Clark Society members. Weekend events may include educational seminars, special tours, tailgating and a recognition dinner.

  • Gifts from Clark members to the Clark Society Endowed Scholarship provide the funding for these prestigious scholarships.

    Click here to support the Clark Society Scholarships now.

  • 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.

  • The Clark Society 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.

  • Annual Giving Recognition Levels

    Chancellor's Council — $10,000
    Dean's Council — $5,000
    Director — $2,500
    Member — $1,000


    Lifetime Giving Recognition Levels

    Visionary — $25 million or more

    Pillar — $10 million - $24.9 million
    Founder — $1 million -$9.9 million
    Benefactor — $500,000 - $999,999
    Sustainer — $250,000 - $499,999
    Centurion — $100,000 - $249,999
    Patron — $50,000 - $99,999

  • Chancellor's Council members represent the highest level of annual gift donors who contribute $10,000 or more each year. Members at this level and all lifetime giving levels enjoy all of the Clark Society member benefits with the additional recognition of being invited to a Chancellor’s Council recognition event.This event recognizes and celebrates all members who have achieved the Chancellor’s Council annual giving level for the current fiscal year as well as members who have achieved lifetime giving levels in the previous fiscal year.

  • Anyone who has reached at least the Patron level of cumulative giving is a lifetime member.

  • Please call (817) 257-7806 or email

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