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A. James Clark

James Clark

A. James Clark believed in the power of hard work. This conviction enabled him to grow a local construction company into a national success. A construction pioneer that built many of Washington, D.C.’s iconic buildings, Mr. Clark never forgot that his business successes began with an engineering scholarship.

This has guided the Clark family’s longstanding investments in engineering education and reflects its commitment to ensuring college remains accessible and affordable to high-potential students with financial need.

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation continues in his name today. The Foundation invests to help hard workers with a drive to achieve. The Foundation seeks out grantees who build practical, immediate and concrete connections between effort and opportunity — from scholarships for engineering students to better schools for D.C.’s children to veteran reintegration programs and support of the D.C. community.