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2016-2017 Events

Click on the images below to explore the photo albums depicting recent celebrations of TCU donors.

Clark Weekend    
2016 Clark Weekend: Come Fly Away With Us

Clark Weekend is a fun-filled weekend held each fall to recognize and celebrate our Clark and Junior Clark Society members. The theme changes annually, and members attending this year’s Friday night event enjoyed "Come Fly Away with Us," an evening abroad featuring multicultural drinks, an internationally inspired menu and music by Trey and the Tritones. The evening included remarks from Clark Society Board Chair DD Burke Alexander ’82, who introduced the 2016-2017 Clark Society Scholars. The student speaker, Lea Sandoval ’18 shared key moments of her study abroad experience to Seoul, South Korea. Thanks to everyone who traveled abroad with us!

2017 Endowed Chairs and Professorships Dinner

The Endowed Chairs and Professorships Dinner is held in the spring semester of each academic year to recognize and honor donors who establish TCU’s endowed faculty positions as well as the holders of those positions. Endowed positions are among the most prestigious and impactful types of investments a donor can make and are one of the most revered traditions of higher education. This year's dinner took place on February 25, at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center and honored newly-established positions and their donors, as well as the inaugural and new holders of previously established positions. 

2017 Chancellors Council  
2017 Chancellor's Council

"Chancellor's Council" refers to the Clark Society annual giving level that is achieved by members who give $10,000 or more in a single year. Nearly 300 guests attended the annual Chancellor’s Council Dinner on March 22 co-chaired by Patti and Larry Brogdon. The event featured the TCU Energy Institute and the Hunter Enis Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology, Dr. Richard Denne shared his research in a presentation, “Chicxulub: the Asteroid that Rocked the World.” Donors reaching new Clark Society Lifetime giving Recognition Levels were also recognized.

Scholarship Dinner  
2017 Scholarship Dinner

The Scholarship Dinner is held in the spring semester of each academic year to recognize and honor all endowed scholarship donors and their recipients. Scholarships awarded for the first time during the current academic year are celebrated as part of the evening’s program.

This year, the dinner was held April 19 in the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. Along with a performance by the Frog Corps, students John Paul Watson, Grace Dieb and Abbey Widick spoke, expressing the impact of these scholarships on their lives. This year attendees celebrated more than 1,100 students who were matched to roughly 870 named endowed scholarships.

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