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Naming Opportunities

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Your gift to the E2E is a statement of your philanthropic priorities, and “naming” your gift may be an appropriate way to recognize those priorities and encourage others to consider similar gifts. For example, you may wish to recognize or encourage achievement (the Jones Department Scholar Scholarship), or describe a philanthropic goal (the Smith Library Acquisition Fund), or celebrate a family legacy (the Jones Family Scholarship), or memorialize yourself, a parent, a teacher or other loved one. In all cases, your generosity advances Clarkson’s mission of preparing young adults to become leaders in society. Individuals who fund endowments are eligible for membership in the Annie Clarkson Society. Contact the Society for further information.

Named Endowments Clarkson named endowments are permanent funds that generate income that may be spent annually. Earnings above the expendable amount are reinvested into the endowment principal. Endowments may be created with a single gift, a pledge of a gift over a certain number of years, and/or through an estate plan. Click to learn more about endowments. Endowments may be created for almost any purpose. Examples of endowed funds include:

 Type 

Minimum
Funding Level 

Annual Expendable
Income at 4.5% 

 Endowed School or Department

Dependent on size of school/department 

 Endowed Research Center

$2,000,000

$90,000 

 Endowed Chair

 2,000,000

90,000 

 Endowed Professorship

 1,000,000

45,000 

 Endowed Staff Position

 750,000

33,750 

 Endowed Associate Hockey Coach

750,000

33,750 

 Endowed Visiting Professor

500,000

22,500 

 Endowed Assistant Hockey Coach

500,000

22,500 

 Endowed Assistant Hockey Captain Scholarship

250,000

11,250 

 Endowed Graduate Fellowship

100,000

4,500 

 Endowed Faculty Development Fund

 100,000

4,500 

 Endowed Presidential Scholarship

 100,000

 4,500 

 Endowed Hockey Player Scholarship

 100,000

 4,500 

 Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

 25,000

 1,125 

 Endowed Funds for Donor-restricted Purposes

 25,000

 1,125 

Sponsored/Term Funds
Sponsored or term funds exist for a defined period of time (a minimum of four years). During that time, the principal and its earnings are expended for the specified purpose so that, at the end of the term, no funds remain. Examples of sponsored/term funds include:

 Type 

Minimum Funding Level 

 Sponsored/Term Professorship

$500,000 

 Share Clarkson Scholarship

10,000 

Naming Physical Spaces
Naming a space on campus is an especially effective way to memorialize a loved one and encourage others to make similar gifts. It may also allow you to support important priorities as the campus evolves to meet the needs of the academic program. You may fund renovations for a classroom or an academic laboratory, remodel an atrium, add a specialized wing to a building, even build an entire facility. Endowments may be created to maintain facilities as well. Examples where current support is needed include:

 Space 

Funding Level 

 New Student Center

 $10,000,000

 New Student Residence Hall

 6,000,000

 Campus Loop Road

 4,000,000

 Cheel Green Space

 4,000,000

 Soccer Amphitheater

 4,000,000

 Academic Quad Between Snell & Student Center

 3,000,000

 Connector Between ERC & Science Center

 2,500,000

 Physical Plant Facility

 2,500,000

 Main Entrance Streets on Campus

 2,000,000

 Riverfront Overlook

 1,000,000

 Snell Hall Lecture Room

 1,000,000

 Soccer Practice Field

 1,000,000

 Softball Field

 1,000,000

 The Lawn (corner of Route 11 & Clarkson Ave.)

 1,000,000

 Boathouse

 500,000

 "Pit" Path

 500,000

 Woodstock Athletic Fields (4)

 500,000

 Snell Field Stadium Lights

 300,000

 Trail System behind Brown Adirondack Lodge

 250,000

 Snell Field Grandstand

 200,000

 Women's Hockey Locker Room

 150,000

 Snell Field Press Box/Media Center

 100,000

 Snell Field Scoreboard

 60,000

 Riverfront Pathways (each)

 50-100,000

 Snell Field Entranceway

 50,000

 Women's Hockey Coach's Office

 40,000

 Alumni Gym Conference Room

 30,000

 Snell Field Clubhouse

 30,000

 Snell Field Concession Stand

 30,000

 Alumni Gym Men's & Women's Basketball Team Rooms

 25,000

 Alumni Gym Women's Volleyball Team Room

 25,000

 Snell Field Dugout (2)

 25,000

 Tennis Courts (each)

 25,000

 Alumni Gym Coach's Offices (8)

 15,000

 Snell Field Outfield Fence

 15,000

 Snell Field Batting Cage

 10,000

 Snell Field Bullpen

 10,000

 Snell Field Foul Poles

 5,000

Additional Naming/Memorial Ideas

 Item

Funding Level 

 Outdoor bench with plaque

$5,000

 Tree on campus

 2,500

 Seat in Cheel Arena

 2,500

 Seat in Phillips Stadium

 1,000