The 1828 Project, sponsored by Citizens Energy Group, is a civic leadership tract for Indy’s young leaders with the goal of fostering intentional relationships with a cross sector of Indianapolis’ thought leaders and decision makers. Clark is a part of 1828’s Class IX– learn more about him below!
How do you spend your days?
Donor and community engagement at Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Where are you originally from?
If you aren’t from Indianapolis, what made you choose Indy?
I came to Indy to attend Butler University, and never left. It’s the biggest small town ever in all the best ways.
You’re off the clock. What are your favorite things to do when not at work?
Enjoy a walk on the Cultural Trail or hike in Eagle Creek, take in some top-notch live theatre, volunteer with Trinity Haven or relax with friends on Mass Ave.
When thinking about the future of Indianapolis, what are you looking forward to the most and why?
Indy has always done big, bold things while remaining humble. We have our fair share of challenges, but no shortage of big ideas and passionate champions to make this a better, more inclusive place for everyone to call home.
Are there any local causes that you support? What are they and how might others learn more or get involved?
I serve on the capital campaign committee for Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first and only home for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. We would love to have more civically-minded folks involved or invested in this vitally important cause. Learn more at TrinityHavenIndy.org.
Do you have a favorite local spot that you love going to? Where and why?
Any of our public parks! They represent the great diversity of our city and provide countless opportunities for people to be in community.
Which is your preferred way to get around our city?
I am a proud member of the Red Line fan club, and am all for public transit expansion. The day I don’t have to drive to and from work will be a great day!
What’s something underrated about Indy that more people should know about?
There are some remarkable, innovative, visionary people in our city working to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges.
What’s a tv show/book that has impacted your life most to date?
The West Wing. Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer. Quite a combo!
If you had to remove all the apps from your phone except for 3, which would you keep?
Email, Twitter, and Spotify.
Is there something incredibly common that you have never done before?
I can’t swim!
If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
High Hopes – Panic! At the Disco
Pancakes or waffles?