Ivory Foundation Scholarships
Clark Ivory holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Since 2000 he has been chief executive officer of Ivory Homes, the state’s number one homebuilding company, based on building units and total revenue. From 2006 to 2011, he was a director of the Salt Lake City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and he served as chair of the branch for three years. He has also served as chair of the board of governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Clark served on the University of Utah board of trustees from 2007 to 2014, the last five of those years as chair. At the University of Utah, he is co-chair of the Real Estate Advisory Board to the David Eccles School of Business and serves on the advisory board for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. He is also a founding member of the Prosperity 2020 movement, which focuses on improving education in Utah for students of all ages.
Clark and his wife, Christine Cahoon Ivory, have five children. From 2014 to 2018 they lived in Bucharest, Romania, serving a religious mission to Romania and Moldova. This experience inspired Clark Ivory to establish the Utah-Moldova Business Partnership.
In 2011 the Ivorys established the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation to increase upward mobility by empowering and supporting individuals directly. The foundation board has concentrated their efforts on four main categories that they are confident will have lasting influence and direct improvement at the individual level: 1) housing affordability, 2) empowerment through education, 3) enhancing and sustaining our communities, and 4) lifting the poor and disadvantaged.
At Utah Valley University, the Ivorys established the Ivory Futures Building Dreams Scholarship to support students majoring in constructions management, preferably with an emphasis in residential construction. They were particularly motivated to create this scholarship because it serves their mission of increasing housing affordability and empowering individuals through education. They also established the Ivory Futures Women’s Success Scholarship to support students returning to complete degrees who also demonstrate commitment to participating in UVU Women’s Success Center programs, and they established the Ivory Futures Center for Social Impact Scholarship.