Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund

Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund The Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund was established to support the higher education of students. Wilfred Vernon Clarke, known as Vernon to family and friends, was born on August 8, 1951, to Enid Clarke and the late Winston Wilfred Joseph Clarke in Buxton, Guyana, South America.
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During his boyhood in Guyana, Vernon attended Friendship Government School and the Buxton Government Secondary School. He excelled in academics and was also an excellent cricketer. After graduation from Buxton Government Secondary School, he started his career as a teacher at Supply-Mahaica Government School and later worked in the pension department at the Widows and Orphans Insurance Company. In 1971, Vernon migrated to the United States, where, he enlisted and served in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1974. At the end of his tour of duty, Vernon continued his career growth. He returned to Brooklyn and worked at the Brooklyn General Post Office and at the same time attended City College of the University of New York. In 1978, he obtained a bachelors degree in civil engineering. In 1981, he attended Polytechnic Institute of New York and graduated with a masters degree, also in civil engineering. Vernon then worked at Con Edison. He later moved on to American Electric Power, New York City’s Office of Resources Recovery and Waste Disposal Planning, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, in New York City, and the Naval Plant Representative Office at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, in Bethpage, New York. From 1985 until his death, he was a Senior Civil Engineer at the New York Power Authority, in White Plains, New York. Vernon was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering and the New York Water Pollution Control Association. He was also a board member of the Spa on Port Royal Sound Condo Association, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Vernon’s personal accomplishment was as impressive as his professional life. He believed in working to achieve his goals. In 1992, he was given the YMCA Harlem Branch Black Achievers in the Industry Award. In 1996, in recognition of his dedicated service on the job, he received the employee of the quarter award from the New York Power Authority. In 1981, Vernon married Janet Montplaisier. From that union, two beautiful daughters, Janelle and Ashley, were born. Vernon led an extraordinary and exemplary life. He worked hard and socialized in the same manner, touching many lives. He enjoyed meeting and talking to people, offering a smile and kind word for all. His unique, warm and loving spirit drew people to him. Helping others brought him great joy. He loved to give young people advice, but he never forced his principles on them. He loved mentoring and was a powerful advocate for education. Vernon, you are loved and are greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

Mission: The Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund was established to support the higher education of students pursuing engineering degrees at the City College of the City University of New York. The fund was created to honor the memory of Wilfred Vernon Clarke, an accomplished civil engineer and City College graduate who valued education and mentoring. After migrating from Guyana as a young man, Clarke charted an accomplished career in the field of design. He believed in a strong work ethic and maintained a lifelong love affair with learning.

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Today my heartaches for the loss of my  friend. We have been friends for more than fifty years and have always supported...
12/15/2020

Today my heartaches for the loss of my friend. We have been friends for more than fifty years and have always supported one another. My thoughts and prayers to her family. Farewell my friend.

With heavy hearts, we would like to give our condolences to the family of Mrs. Arlette Stewart. Arlette was an active member of our organization and was one of our founding members. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

With heavy hearts, we would like to give our condolences to the family of Mrs. Arlette Stewart. Arlette was an active me...
12/15/2020

With heavy hearts, we would like to give our condolences to the family of Mrs. Arlette Stewart. Arlette was an active member of our organization and was one of our founding members. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

It’s Giving Tuesday and I’m donating to support the Caribbean Stem Initiative at the City University of New York. Each y...
12/01/2020

It’s Giving Tuesday and I’m donating to support the Caribbean Stem Initiative at the City University of New York. Each year, two academically exceptional Engineering Students of Color receive a scholarship from this organization to help ease the stress of exceedingly expensive tuition costs. I am amazed at the caliber of the recipients this fund supports year after year.

Every dollar is given to these students who need your help more than ever now!

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11/10/2020

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11/09/2020

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With heavy hearts, we give our condolences to the family of Mr. Winston Thompson. Winston was a supporter of the Wilfred...
06/12/2020

With heavy hearts, we give our condolences to the family of Mr. Winston Thompson. Winston was a supporter of the Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund from the beginning. We give our sincere sympathy to his family from the members of Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund.

Sometimes there are no words, only thoughts from the heart. Please know how sorry we are.  Sincere sympathy to all the f...
04/24/2020

Sometimes there are no words, only thoughts from the heart. Please know how sorry we are. Sincere sympathy to all the families from all of us at The Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund.
Barbara and George Rowe, Barbara Werner Rowe, Annette Alleyne, Drs Rupert and Sonja Bacchus.

10/02/2019

THE WVCMF INC. would like to Congratulate our 2019 Scholarship Recipients Mr. Kevin Charles & Mr. Jamaal Lake

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10/01/2019

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12TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GALASUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD 2019
10/01/2019

12TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GALA
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD 2019

12TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GALA
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD 2019

JOIN US FOR A LOBSTERFEAST ON JULY 27TH, 2019! Please contact Janet Clarke for all inquiries via messenger or at (631) 6...
02/12/2019
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JOIN US FOR A LOBSTERFEAST ON JULY 27TH, 2019! Please contact Janet Clarke for all inquiries via messenger or at (631) 673-0133

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE WILFRED VERNON CLARKE MEMORIAL FUND INC.
01/02/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE WILFRED VERNON CLARKE MEMORIAL FUND INC.

12/26/2018

THE WILFRED VERNON CLARKE MEMORIAL FUND WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR

10/08/2018

We Would Like To Sincerely Thank All Of Those Whom Supported Our 11th Gala! It Was Truly Special Because Of You All!

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10/08/2018

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2018 The  Wilfred Vernon Clark Scholarship Gala 11th Annual Year
10/08/2018

2018 The Wilfred Vernon Clark Scholarship Gala 11th Annual Year

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Rudolph Stephens. He peacefully passed away on May 28th, 2018 with his...
05/29/2018

It is with great sadness to announce the death of Rudolph Stephens. He peacefully passed away on May 28th, 2018 with his beloved wife and loved ones by his side as the result of a brief illness.

To his family, our loving thoughts embrace you during this difficult time. He is gone but never forgotten...

09/19/2017

We Would Like To Sincerely Thank All Of Those Whom Supported Our 10th Gala! It Was Truly Special Because Of You All!

THE WILFRED VERNON CLARKE MEMORIAL FUND WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 10TH YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2017. PLEASE JOIN US.
09/10/2017

THE WILFRED VERNON CLARKE MEMORIAL FUND WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR 10TH YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2017. PLEASE JOIN US.

10/31/2016

Today marks 9 years since Vernon's passing and 15 Successful Scholarship Recipients whom honor his legacy! Let us remember his warm and caring heart as he sleeps in peace!

The 9th Annual Scholarship Award Gala
09/19/2016

The 9th Annual Scholarship Award Gala

Let Us Celebrate The Legacy and Birthday of Wilfred Vernon Clarke at The 9th Annual Scholarship Gala on Sunday, Septembe...
08/09/2016

Let Us Celebrate The Legacy and Birthday of Wilfred Vernon Clarke at The 9th Annual Scholarship Gala on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 @ Glen Terrace from 1pm to 6pm!

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06/18/2016

GBTI/BUXTON Steel Pan Orchestra performed at our Annual Health Fair... These skilled kids came from Buxton, Guyana! Ahh-May-Zing!

06/16/2016
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Join Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund for our Caribana Bus ride from Brooklyn, New York to Toronto, Canada! Book with...
06/16/2016

Join Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund for our Caribana Bus ride from Brooklyn, New York to Toronto, Canada! Book with us now!

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06/16/2016

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06/16/2016

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Join Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial FundSaturday, June 18, 2016 from NOON to 5:00 PM at our Annual Health Fair! This eve...
06/16/2016

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 from NOON to 5:00 PM at our Annual Health Fair! This event is FREE to all patrons! Refreshments will also be provided!

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Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund

The Wilfred Vernon Clarke Memorial Fund was established to support the higher education of students.

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167 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY
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Meet Our Members Janet Clarke President Vashti Cockfield Vice President Annette Alleyne Secretary Barbara Rowe Assistant Secretary George Rowe Treasurer Evan Ambrose Assistant Treasurer Board of Directors Evan Ambrose Dr. Rupert Bacchus Ashley Clarke Janelle Clarke Janet Clarke Errol Cockfield, Jr. Dr. Wilbert Hope

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