Nancy Goodman Cobin ’55, who will celebrate her 60th Reunion in June 2015, remains in touch with Lasell and feels passionately about giving according to one’s means. In addition to making Lasell Fund gifts, she and her husband, Howie, have established a Lasell gift annuity and enjoy receiving their quarterly payments. A charitable gift annuity is a life-income plan that can solve the “charitable dilemmas” of how to increase retirement income and cash flow.
After high school, Nancy had a choice between Lasell and a university in upstate New York. She ventured to Lasell and never regretted her decision. Nancy studied fashion, enjoyed hours in The Barn playing bridge, and was active in volleyball and baseball. After graduating, Nancy lived in the Boston area and worked at what is now Brigham & Women’s Hospital in the nursing office.
When Nancy and Howie relocated to Sarasota, Florida, she invested her time in many local nonprofits: Big Brother/Big Sister, Planned Parenthood, local food banks, and The Gulf Coast Chapter of ORT America. Nancy was recently honored as Woman of the Year for her work with ORT America.
Nancy was inspired by Lasell’s foresight in creating Lasell Village and using it in conjunction with educating students in the Eldercare Management program. Small schools like Lasell have to “fight every day for every dollar,” she says, but they provide students with an excellent balance of learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Nancy likes knowing that her gifts support scholarships so more students can experience Lasell. She encourages other alumni to share their success and generously support Lasell College.
“Small schools like Lasell have to fight every day for every dollar,” Nancy says, “but they provide students with an excellent balance of learning inside and outside of the classroom.”