Giving Back to Others
Mazie Campbell Conarty '53 does not consider herself unusual. As a nurse, wife and mother, she has always looked after others. It was in high school outside of Chicago that she learned the importance of giving back to her community. She maintains that philosophy today as a mentoring volunteer for the Natrona County elementary schools in Casper, Wyo. But what motivated Mazie to include Colorado College in her estate plans?
"While I only attended Colorado College for two years, I received the basic liberal arts background, which was a great foundation for pursuing my B.S. in nursing. The knowledge base that a liberal arts education provides gives students the latitude to specialize in any given field.
"The quality of professors like Amanda Ellis, Pete "Chief" Tyree and Doc Stabler were amazing. The professors in my nursing program at the University of New Mexico just could not compare. I consider Colorado College to be an Ivy League school in the west.
"Finding that my Procter & Gamble stock had appreciated, having split often, I needed to diversify. Fifteen years ago, I faced considerable capital gains tax as I looked at different stock options. My financial advisor suggested I establish a charitable remainder trust with this stock to benefit an institution of my choice. Naturally, I immediately thought of Colorado College. With the numerous tax implications and the ability to give a gift to the college, it was a simple decision. I receive income for life, and CC will receive a substantial gift upon my death.
"Private institutions need our help. It is particularly important to support financial aid, in order to keep college as affordable as possible. I would like other students to have similar experiences to the ones I had at Colorado College."
Because of this generosity, many students will benefit, and we thank you!
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