Jean Torcom '64 Expands Her Generosity
My time at Colorado College (1960-64) was the transformative experience of my then young life. I loved everything about it. I made life-long friends, had a view of Pike's Peak from my dorm room every year, and benefitted enormously from the dedicated teaching of talented and generous faculty who shared not just their subject expertise but their wisdom, support and guidance. Were it not for the encouragement I received from political science professors Glenn Brooks and Fred Sondermann, and others such as Bill Hochman and Albert Seay, I would likely not have pursued an academic career myself. Colorado College had all that impact on my life and more.
Since without CC I would not have had the life and career I have, it doesn't take a rocket scientist (good thing too!) to figure out one should do something to foster the College's future. While I've been a regular donor to the annual fund, I saw my 403(b) retirement account as the perfect vehicle to permit a more substantial gift. It was as easy as filling in the blank, literally! I just had to name Colorado College as the beneficiary.
From my 13 years as a department chair, I know having a source of funds for department projects is a cool thing. Thus, my gift will go to CC's political science department. It feels good to give to a place that has given so much to me.
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