Join the Kohawk Club today!
Why is the Kohawk Club important?
Gifts to the Kohawk Club directly provide countless opportunities for student-athletes to succeed. Nearly 40 percent of the student body competes in one or more of the 21 varsity sports offered at Coe, meaning your support makes a significant impact across the entire campus. Contributions benefit all athletic teams and are used to upgrade facilities, purchase weight training and video equipment, and allow athletes to compete across the U.S.
There is no better time than now for the Kohawk Club to re-energize itself. We are coming off an excellent year in Coe athletics. Seeing the Kohawk teams and athletes in the national spotlight makes all of us feel proud and connected. It's time to strike while the iron is hot and solidify the financial foundation of Coe athletics while its programs are vying for championships.
How can I make a difference?
The saying that "there is strength in numbers" fits perfectly here. With almost 4,000 former athletes among the 14,000 living alumni, there is an opportunity among this select group to make a huge impact on Coe College and, in particular, on the Kohawk athletic programs. We currently have a little over 100 athletic alumni in the Kohawk Club. Imagine if 1,000 (25 percent) athletes made a commitment of $100 to support the athletic program annually, how they could collectively be a driving force of support for the college.
New this year with the Kohawk Club:
The cost to join is $100 ($50 for alums who graduated within the past 5 years) and can be spread out over the year (See below). Why this change? The general Kohawk Club monies support ALL TEAMS. They are used to buy weight training equipment, make improvements to facilities and assist with travel costs, to name a few. It is our hope that we can build up this general account over time so that when a major project arises that affects several sports, adequate funds will be available.
You can still support a particular team with an additional gift – and keep in mind, these gifts are critically important to the individual sports.
How do I join?
Set up your membership through Coe's secure online program by clicking the link above. Online giving provides you with a variety of payment schedules and options, including electronic funds transfer and credit card. For example, setting up an automatic monthly payment of $10 = $120 as your annual gift to the Kohawk Club. It's often easier to do that then write a check for $120. Dougie Peters '81 has practiced this for many years and, over time, has gradually increased his giving to $300 monthly. He encourages everyone, especially young alumni, to try this method. As he says, "Start small, think BIG."
We hope you will join the Kohawk Club today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Chandler at 319-399-8622 ([email protected]) or David Hayes at 319-399-8555 ([email protected]).