The Cougar Challenge

This campaign ended on October 14, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Clark University by clicking here!
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The Cougar Challenge is Clark’s first athletics focused fundraising challenge! The original goal was to reach 324 donors to match the 324 athletes of our varsity rosters and as of an hour ago that goal was met! But things are just heating up...

Now that we've reached our initial goal, it's time for the real competition to begin.

The men’s and women’s team that achieves the most participation (highest number of donors) during the 7-day period will each receive an additional $250 to their team's fund provided by Carol Bowen '75 (women's rowing).

We have 324 varsity athletes who work hard every day at their respective sport and in the classroom to make sure Clark Athletics and the University are held in the highest regard, but they need help in order to succeed. By making a gift to your favorite team, you’re giving students like Caitlin ’21 the ability to reach their full athletic and academic potential.

“This support will mean so much for my team and I. We’ll be able to train with better equipment, as well as being able to travel to extremely competitive tournaments which will grow our game immensely,” says Caitlin.  

Do you have a favorite team? Make sure they’re winning by making a gift to their team AND spreading the word. Sign up to be a challenge advocate by clicking on the “advocate” tab. By sharing the information to your contacts through email and social media, we’re able to reach even more Clarkies and athletic supporters!

(Coed teams like Swimming & Diving and Cross Country are eligible for either prize!)



Designation Leaderboard

🛶 Rowing 378$8,563
🥍 Lacrosse - MEN'S 364$8,686
⚽ Soccer - WOMEN'S 299$11,165
⚾ Baseball 181$8,916
🥎 Softball 157$10,688
🏊‍♂️ Swimming & Diving 132$6,342
🏀 Basketball - MEN'S 69$8,865
🏑 Field Hockey 63$3,262
🏐 Volleyball 61$4,537
🏀 Basketball - WOMEN'S 55$5,014
🎾 Tennis - MEN'S 51$3,590
🥍 Lacrosse - WOMEN'S 51$6,350
🎾 Tennis - WOMEN'S 43$3,568
👟 Cross Country 37$4,668
⚽ Soccer - MEN'S 36$3,105
🏋️‍♂️ Friends of Clark Athletics 26$2,170

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19% Alumni

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22% Students

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17% Parents

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3% Faculty/Staff

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37% Friends

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Donor list

Jen Caione
Sofía Bishop
Matt Moore
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Oliver Cook
Holden Moore
Leah Adams
Maxwell Selsey
James C Wilson
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Jane Marocco
Jacob Brown
Cooper G. Mathews
Matilda Doubtfire
Andrew Schechter
Meg Schechter
Jeff Hamer photoJeff Hamer
Lynne Pellegrino
Victor B. Banks
Alison Schechter
David Hollerbach
Julie Waddell
Hannah McD
Alan Schechter
Jacob Honig
Elliott Bishop
Maggie Philbin
Sabrina Stoddard
Ben Hollerbach
Michael Blake
Dandridge Family
Reid Higgs

Coach Juniper matched $200
Gavin Viano '01 matched $250
Cindi Alfano '01 matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $447
Nancy Barrett '79 matched $500
Debra Eyges '78, P'11 matched $500
Jeremy Hager '94 matched $500
Kevin Cherry '81 matched $500
Anonymous matched $500
Jim Mancuso '07, M.B.A. '08 matched $1,000
Keith Hall P'20, P'23 matched $1,000
Cindi Alfano '01 matched $1,000
Barry D. Epstein '62 matched $1,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,000
Tim & Christine Conners matched $1,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,000
Jay Ash '83 matched $1,000
Tim & Christine Conners matched $1,000
Anonymous matched $1,000
Bunny LaDouceur ’80 and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $1,300
Elyse Darefsky ’79, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $1,350
Elyse Darefsky '79 matched $1,500
Leslie Jaiven ’76, Marie Rajcula L’Heureux ’77, Pamela Oliver ’78, and Rebecca Sherer ’79 matched $2,507
An Anonymous Donor gave $60
Karen Patterson Greene '92 and Jeff Greene '92 gave $5,000 because 324 donors made a gift in 19 days.

Donors who contribute $25 or more to any team during the challenge will receive a Clark Athletics cell phone wallet.


Any donor who contributes $150 or more will receive a Clark Athletics (or team specific) t-shirt!


Donors of $250 or more will receive a personal thank you from the coach of the team you supported!