Great people make a great company and at Clark Associates we recognize the value of our employees and the support we receive from the local community. Because our company's culture emphasizes responsibility and sharing with others, we are honored to give back to the cities that surround our offices and warehouse locations through the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was formally organized in 2001 to emulate the Clark families' ideals and beliefs of giving back to the community. The Foundation supports the following: Organizations that provide for the health and welfare of people in need, youth organizations involved in the enrichment and support of the arts, youth organizations working to support expanded academic education, organizations supported by the volunteer efforts of our company employees, organizations with high percentages of spending for programs and low percentages of spending for fundraising and administration.
The Clark Associates Charitable Foundation has donated over $4.3 million dollars since 2006.
We've proudly committed over 418 hours of our time to volunteer work in our communities in 2016.
Clark Associates has contributed to over 300 different charitable organizations in three states.
While many employees participate in company volunteer days, the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation is the major avenue we use to give back to our communities. The Foundation has contributed to over 300 different charitable organizations spanning across three states. Dedicated to making a lasting impact, the Foundation supports events that will benefit an entire community for decades to come. Every year, Clark Associates gets all of the employees involved in Lancaster County's Extraordinary Give campaign by matching employee donations. The Foundation also plays a large role in the Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser which raised $450,000 during the 2017 event in support of 10 charitable organizations. Recent partner organizations are listed below:
Clark Associates Companies partnered with several other Lancaster based companies in 2016 to renovate the kitchen and dining facilities at Lancaster's Water Street Rescue Mission. The Clark Associates Charitable Foundation supported the project with a gift of over $200,000.