Your Legacy Matters...

Planned Giving

Welcome! We are pleased that you have an interest in learning about the many benefits of making a planned gift. We are ready to help you establish your legacy and have a lasting impact on Coe College. Planned giving can maximize your support for Coe while you achieve your personal financial and philanthropic objectives. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift, please contact one of the following members of our Advancement Team.


David Hayes
Vice President for Advancement
319-399-8555
dhayes@coe.edu
Debbie Green
Senior Development Officer
319-399-8592
dgreen@coe.edu
Megan Ruffles
Development Officer
319-399-8612
mruffles@coe.edu

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Joan Kocher and Robert L. Kocher - Marvin D. Cone Professor of Art, Emeritus

Joan Kocher and Robert L. Kocher - Marvin D. Cone Professor of Art, Emeritus

Professor Emeritus Bob Kocher was a professor of art at Coe for many years. "Other than my wife and family, Coe was my first love and commitment," he says. "I recently retired as the curator of Coe's art collection."

"We love Coe for all the opportunities the college made possible, and all of the people we met because of it," say the Kochers. "When Bob became Chair of the department," shares Joan, "I became even more involved with Coe than I was before. I hosted many receptions after art shows; I entertained visiting artists—it was a busy but wonderful time. We had the chance to meet so many interesting people."

"We were very lucky to have the opportunities my sabbaticals gave us," says Bob. "We spent time all over the country—Cape Cod, an island off the Atlantic coast—but the time we spent in New Mexico was life–altering. It changed the direction of my art." Joan says, "We found that we really enjoyed life there. We became very close to a group of Coe alumni in the Santa Fe area. We have been back to New Mexico several times and plan to return again."

"We joined the Heritage Club because we want to preserve all of this," says Bob. "It's a great school—and it's important work, educating the young." The Heritage Club is different from regular gift–giving because it is planned giving, such as money left in a will or an insurance policy. But–– "My definition of the Heritage Club is this: A group of very nice people who are committed to Coe College because they love it," says Bob. "We enjoy spending time with them." Joan adds, "We wish we could give more than we can."


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