NERC Board Member Makes Endowment to Salisbury University

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC Board of Trustees member Robert G. Clarke and his wife, Glenda Chatham, pledged a $1.5 million endowment to Salisbury University on September 8 to benefit the university’s Honors College, which will be named in their honor. The Clarke’s contribution will also support “We Are SU: The Campaign for Salisbury University,” a fundraising initiative helping Salisbury “transform tomorrow, shape success and create connections through funding for student scholarships and academic programs,” according to a Salisbury University press release.

Clarke was elected to the NERC Board of Trustees in February 2013. He is the chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and serves on the Corporate Governance and Human Resources, Enterprise-wide Risk and Nominating Committees. He previously served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees.

Clarke and Chatham, who met while lining up alphabetically for registration during their freshman year at Salisbury and married four years later, both worked long careers in education. Today, they dedicate their time to community endeavors, serving on the boards of local and national non-profits. “We’re very impressed with the changes and very impressed with the people at Salisbury University,” Clarke told the university. “We wanted to invest in people — the students — and we wanted to invest in something that would be there long after we’re gone.”

Salisbury University Press Release

Posted On: 09/09/2020