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Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the Colorado Mountain College Foundation. Here are their stories.

J. Robert Young

J. Robert (Bob) Young was born in Wichita, Kansas but knew early on that Colorado was where he wanted to make his home. Upon graduating from Wichita State University in 1961, Bob went to work for the FDIC as an assistant bank examiner. After a brief stint as the Assistant Cashier and Auditor of Central Bank and Trust Company in Wichita, Bob made the move to Denver, Colorado working in various management capacities with FirstBanks of Colorado.

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Connie and Jon Warnick

The Warnicks have established their legacy gift through a life insurance policy, which will be used to establish a scholarship endowment in their name. Jon, who served as the CMC Foundation Board Chair from 2009 to 2012, notes, "We are very comfortable with CMC growing and meeting the needs of our students and communities in the short-term. Over the long-term, it is important that CMC has the resources available to meet continuing and often unforeseen needs. In our view, it is like an insurance policy insuring resources are available to meet CMC's long-term needs."

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Dan and Terry Smith

Dan and Terry Smith joined the Davenport Legacy Society in 2012. As Dan explained, "At this point I have taught at [Colorado Mountain College Edwards Campus] for 10 years and have no plans to stop any time soon because I believe teaching is just too much fun.

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Ken and Martha Robinson

Ken and Martha Robinson believe that everyone should have the ability to continue their education. For this reason, they have recognized Colorado Mountain College in their estate plan to contribute future funding to the CMC No Barriers Fund, assisting students with emergency and unforeseen financial needs in order to continue coursework at CMC.

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Peter and Linda Jeschofnig

Peter, originally from Vienna, Austria, came to the USA in 1966 to attend college. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world, worked in international oil exploration for over a decade, and for over two decades was a chemistry and physics professor for Colorado Mountain College where he also served as Chair of its Science Department.

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Marge and Jerry Gavenda

Marge and Jerry Gavenda are strong supporters of their Frisco and Breckenridge communities serving on multiple nonprofit boards and philanthropic efforts. They wanted to add Colorado Mountain College to that list of support after hearing from friends, staff, and students about CMC. In addition to starting an annual scholarship immediately, the Gavendas also added CMC as a beneficiary in their will.

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Genevieve Clough

There just aren't enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe how wonderful Genevieve Clough was and what she meant to everyone, according to her family.

"She was the most generous, selfless, amazing creature God made on this planet," said her granddaughter, Stormy Anderson. "She was one of the smartest people I've ever met in my life. She was driven. She was precise. She was fantastic. And she had the biggest heart."

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Arthur E. Anderson, Jr

The legacy and leadership of Arthur E. Anderson is carrying forward in unexpected ways, even more than a decade after the Routt County resident's death. One portion of his legacy- a gift to Colorado Mountain College - has become instrumental in kicking off the first-ever capital campaign for the campus in Steamboat Springs in 2011. "Thanks to wise investment on the part of the CMC Foundation's finance committee over the past 10 years, we were in a position to kick off the $2.7 million Campaign to Sustain the Miracle on a Mountain by allocating $500,000 in the name of Arthur E. Anderson directly to the construction of a new academic center on the CMC campus in Steamboat," said Matt Spencer, chief executive officer of the CMC Foundation.

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