Knoblauchs Include Colorado College in Their Wills
For David "Knobby" Knoblauch '69, education has played a primary role in his life. Student, teacher, coach, and mentor, David is passionate about the need for education in one's life.
This is somewhat ironic, because David originally chose CC because there was no language requirement in the 60s when he applied! (CC has a language requirement now).
David grew up in Minneapolis, which continues to be his home. While at CC, he majored in economics, played on the freshman hockey team, and formed friendships with classmates who remain some of his best friends today. Like most CC students, David was inspired by devoted faculty, especially Paul Bechtol and Ray Werner, who encouraged him to experiment with new thoughts and challenges.
Paying It Forward
David has loyally supported CC through annual gifts and has now included it in his will.
"I believe CC continues to hold itself to very high standards and has earned its inclusion in Sue and my planned gifting," says David. David's wife, Sue Woodrich, attended Luther College in Iowa and shares his passion for education and teaching/coaching.
"Sue and I both believe that education is the critical element required to sustain and nourish an ever-evolving population. Furthermore, we believe there are two components critical to creating a superior educational experience: Access to educational opportunity for all qualified students, regardless of their ability to fully fund tuition; and an exceptional faculty to teach them.
To that end, Sue and I have included Colorado College as one of the beneficiaries in our wills with designated future gifts to the college's General Endowed Scholarship Fund, and to a permanent fund in support of faculty research and development. With these gifts, we hope to help ensure that CC's positive educational experience will be available for future generations of students."
Life After CC
David's life after CC continued to revolve around education. He was a lower and middle school teacher, high school and college coach, and later helped mentor some of his former students. David was part of a group that founded a scholarship at his high school, Blake School, which honors a beloved coach and mentor. The scholarship is now the largest, multi-donor endowed fund at Blake and has affected the lives of many students.
David has continued to keep CC in his life. In addition to his philanthropic support, he has attended reunions and functions on and off campus. Many of his friends' children have attended CC, allowing him to receive more current evaluations of the college from a different generation.
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