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The Helen Jenks Cleary Giving Circle is named after Helen Cleary, the wife of Cleary University’s founder, in recognition of her many contributions to the institution.
Composed of alumnae and friends of Cleary University, the purpose of Helen’s Circle is to recognize and optimize the influence of women at Cleary University by supporting special projects.
Carol Kopf (Chair)
Carol Griffith (Vice Chair)
Lynn Hutzel-Visel (Treasurer)
Alice Wyland (Member at Large)
Claudia Tangalakis (Member at Large)Sadhana AlangarPat Claffey
Janet FilipCarol Griffith
Kate LowryGrace McCauley
Barb SullivanJudy WalkerBarbara Walstrom
Please read on and consider joining us...
We are establishing Helen’s Circle with a firm belief that higher education has a positive effect on society and that Cleary University is educating students to serve a world in need.
A women’s giving circle, Helen’s Circle will focus on assisting faculty, staff, students and student organizations to reach for higher and broader goals in their education dreams.
Helen’s Circle will offer financial support to faculty, staff, students or student organizations to help them achieve goals, dreams and ideas that could not otherwise be met or promoted within a current budget.
Finally, its members will reap the satisfaction of making a noticeable difference in the lives of others.
Every contributing member pledges $1,000 each fiscal year (beyond any other gifts or contributions being made to the University). All donations are deposited into a restricted fund. The amount of money available for distribution will vary each year as it is dependent on the number of Helen’s Circle members.
Faculty, students, student organizations and staff are invited to apply for grants from Helen’s Circle. A Helen’s Circle committee will review all applications and the full membership will vote on distribution of the awards. Award recipients will be required to make a short presentation at the full membership meeting about how they used their grant funds.
The University relies upon the continued philanthropy of its many friends and donors to fund student scholarships and the general institutional operations. If you, or you and your spouse currently support the University, we ask that you continue that support and consider Helen’s Circle as an additional opportunity to make a difference.
Any woman who believes in the power of higher education and Cleary University's ability to provide it and who is prepared to support her belief with a donation of at least $1,000 each fiscal year.
The donation can be made in annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly payments in cash, check, stock or by credit card.
We hope that you will consider joining us in this exciting new venture.
Judy Walker, Vice President of Finance at Cleary University, is available and happy to discuss your membership in Helen's Circle.
Please join us in continuing the legacy of the many great women who have contributed to Cleary University!
For more information call 1.800.686.1883 x 3310.