Our Mission

Your investment is the key to a world-class learning environment. With your support we can offer the highest caliber faculty, staff, facilities, and opportunities to students. Whether you are here to give back to Clarkson University, to connect with your fellow alumni, or to plan for your fiscal future, we can help you with whatever you need.

Give. Connect. Plan.

We can help you with whatever you need.
The Clarkson Fund
The Clarkson Fund is Clarkson’s annual fund. All gifts to the Clarkson Fund from alumni, parents, and friends support a variety of program and initiatives across campus. The generous philanthropic support from all of our partners is vital to the successful operation of our University.
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 these individuals to connect as they play an integral role in sustaining the University’s mission in higher education.
The Annie Clarkson Society
The Annie Clarkson Society was created in 1993 to carry forward the passionate philanthropic journey of Thomas Clarkson’s niece, Annie. She gave annual gifts to the College, acres of land, her ancestral home, and more than a million dollars to the school in her lifetime and upon her passing. The mission of the Annie Clarkson Society is to educate and serve every generation as they explore their philanthropy. The Annie Society also works for those who have created life-long relationships with the University through endowments, as well as deferred gift planning through their wills.
The Corporate & Foundation Relations Office
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office works to advance the goals of Clarkson University by connecting corporate and foundation partners with Clarkson faculty, staff, and administrators to secure private foundation and non-governmental external funding for institutional programs, faculty research, and other endeavors.
The Alumni Relations Office
The Alumni Relations Office coordinates alumni events, both on and off campus. The office works to engage alumni, as well as current students. They are a resource for alumni and students, and with events like Reunion weekend, COGO, and regional chapter events like golf tournaments, and baseball outings, there is always something being planned in the office.

Meet the Team

We are here to help you with your philanthropy.
Bob Ahlfeld
Bob Ahlfeld

Director of Annie Clarkson Society and Gift Planning

    Chris LaShomb
    Chris LaShomb

    Philanthropic Advisor

      Carol Parker
      Carol Parker

      Coordinator of the Annie Clarkson Society

        Steve Smalling
        Steve Smalling

        Director of Major Gifts

          Zachery Taylor
          Zachery Taylor

          Philanthropic Advisor

            Tim Mickle
            Tim Mickle

            Gift Planning Officer

              We would like to hear from you!

              Office of Development & Alumni Relations Box 5515, 8 Clarkson Ave
              Potsdam, NY 13699
              E-mail: developmentops@clarkson.edu Phone: 315.268.7718