Clarkson Fund Co-Chairs
Amy Castronova, Class of 2004, and David Tromp, Class of 1997, serve as the Co-Chairs of the Clarkson Fund. In their roles, Castronova and Tromp work with the University to develop new strategies to increase alumni participation and unrestricted gifts raised in support of the Clarkson Fund.
As a current University trustee, Castronova serves as liaison between the Clarkson Fund and the Board of Trustees Institutional Advancement Committee. She serves on several University committees, including Trusteeship, Alumni, Student Affairs and Marketing. Prior to becoming a trustee, Castronova was a member of the Clarkson Alumni Council and served as an alumni admission volunteer for the Leadership and Achievement Mentor Program. In 2009, she received the Woodstock Award. She received a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management from Clarkson with a minor in professional communications. While at Clarkson, Castronova was a member of the women’s club ice hockey and soccer teams. She was also president of Delta Zeta sorority and a member of Phalanx Honor Society. She is currently president and owner of Novatek Communications Inc., a technical communications company that helps medical device manufacturers launch new medical devices, with content for documentation and learning. Castronova resides in Webster, N.Y.
Tromp, an active member of the Alumni Association for many years, serves as the liaison between the Alumni Council and the Clarkson Fund. He has served as a regional freshman admissions volunteer, a member of the Clarkson Alumni Council, and held various offices in the Capital District Clarkson Alumni Association. David has been the Chapter President of the Capital District Chapter for the past ten years, and on the Executive Board of the Clarkson Alumni Council since 2007. In recognition of his commitment and leadership to his alma mater, Tromp received the Stub Baker Chapter Service Award in 2001, the Charlie Ehrlich Admissions Award in 2007 and the Woodstock Award in 2007. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clarkson. While a student at Clarkson, he was an officer in the local chapters of the New York Water Environment Association and Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honorary Society. He was also a very vocal supporter of the hockey team. He is currently a project manager of hazardous waste sites at the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. David resides in Glenmont, N.Y. with his wife, Sharon, and two children, Maggie and Patrick.
The Clarkson Fund, the University’s unrestricted annual giving program, provides opportunities for alumni to support their alma mater at all giving levels. Unrestricted gifts to the Clarkson Fund help provide necessary resources that make an immediate impact upon today’s students so that they can receive the best possible education. Last fiscal year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013), more than 5,000 alumni, parents and friends contributed more than $2.631 million – an all-time Clarkson Fund record!