Corinne Mattuck and Employee Sponsored Student Emergency Fund

We understand the importance an educational degree can have on someone’s future, and know that sometimes a small amount of funding can be the difference between attaining that goal and falling short. Our mission is to assist students in completing their semester when otherwise they would not be able to enroll or to continue their enrollment at Goddard due to unexpected financial circumstances.


The Corinne Mattuck and Employee Sponsored Emergency Fund for Students is a one-time gift of up to $250 to eligible students to help cover unexpected expenses related to travel expenses to/from the residency or graduation weekend; help toward replacing a piece of equipment necessary to a successful semester (such as a computer, printer, camera, etc.); childcare costs during the residency; vehicle maintenance necessary for schooling; emergency health care costs incurred at the residency; emergency travel costs for students who are too sick to remain at the college or for students whose family member becomes ill or injured while the student is at residency; and other costs that are deemed educationally necessary for a successful semester as determined by the fund’s committee members.

Employees have the right to terminate, alter or expand this program at their discretion. Recipients and donors may be expected to complete surveys or questionnaires to help determine the future viability of the program. Recipients may be contacted to conduct voluntary interviews for Clockworks or Goddard Enews to increase donations and awareness.

Students who receive support from the Employee Sponsored Emergency Fund for Students and withdraw or quit within the first 30 days of their semester or within 30 days from receiving the funding will relinquish their award.

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Corinne Mattuck was deeply concerned with the welfare of all students at Goddard. She came to Goddard in 1939 with her husband, Robert, who was one of the first faculty members at the campus in Plainfield. Corinne’s involvement at Goddard spanned 45 years, from 1950 to 1995. Over the years, she directed the Adult Education conferences, organized, and directed the Clockhouse Nursery Kindergarten and taught early childhood on the Greatwood campus. She joined the Northwood faculty the first year it opened and later was a faculty member in the Adult Degree Program, where she also served as dean. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, and a Masters degree from Goddard in 1972. She was awarded a posthumous Doctorate of Humane Letters from Goddard in 1995.

Financial support for this fund is made possible by the generosity of Corinne Mattuck’s family and employees of Goddard College. You can help, too! Use Good Search online for your browsing, shopping, and gaming needs, and the emergency fund receives one cent for each online search. Go to, download the app, and select Goddard College—Student Emergency Fund.

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