News of the College May 2004

$2 million gift will support financial aid

Longtime Reed supporter Sue Cooley has pledged $2 million to the college to establish the Edward H. Cooley Scholarship Fund to provide financial aid each year to students with need. The pledge comes as Reed College launches a $20 million development initiative to build the endowment for financial aid.
A staunch supporter of education and the arts, Sue Cooley made her gift in honor of her husband, Edward, who died in 2000. The Cooleys’ long association with Reed began in 1966, when Ed was named chairman of the Reed nuclear reactor committee and donated funds for the facility; he joined the board of trustees in 1968 and was an active and generous trustee. In 1988 the Cooleys, along with John and Betty Gray, gave a gift of $4.7 million to Reed, part of which established the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery in honor of the Cooleys’ son Douglas, who died in 1982. End of Article

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Reed Magazine May 2004
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