Nancy (1940-2015) and Ted Cobden ’57

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“Williams Friendships Are Like Family!”

Nancy and Ted Cobden, both widowed after long marriages, delighted their many Williams friends when they were married in 2005. Nancy’s first husband, Robinson D. Wright, had been Ted’s classmate and fraternity brother.

Nancy and Ted Cobden“After Rob died I put Williams in my will, and as the 50th Reunion approached, I wanted to make another gift. A charitable gift annuity made sense. I used some appreciated stock to fund the annuity, saved some taxes, and now I will receive income for my lifetime. My gift was made in honor of Ted and to memorialize Rob. I believe in Williams. It is a fabulous educational institution.”

— Nancy Cobden H’57

“Since retiring from active service as a priest in the Episcopal Church, I have been able to return to Williams for reunions and to meet the ’57 Scholars. I have seen the bright, well-rounded students who graduate from Williams. They are impressive! I, too, used appreciated stock to fund a charitable gift annuity that provides me with some needed income. With Williams also in my will, I feel very satisfied with my philanthropic commitment to Williams.”

—Ted Cobden ’57