Joe Vogel, Cotter class of 1996, was a devoted alum and community member. He passed away in August of 2010 from colon cancer. The Cotter community had a positive impact on Joe’s life – leading him to often share memories or stories from his time at Cotter. Cotter was part of his family. Joe will always be remembered for his smile, sense of humor and his efforts to “Pay it Forward”.
Created by Joe’s Family, Friends, and co-workers at Frito Lay Inc., the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund has been established. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Cotter Student who upholds and lives the spirit of “Pay it Forward”. The award will be applied directly to their Cotter tuition.
If you would like to make a gift to the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund, please send your gifts to:
Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund
1115 West Broadway
Winona, MN 55987
make your gift online at www.cotterschools.org by clicking on the ‘Donations’ tab (on the left hand side) and designating your gift to the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund.
Cotter Schools is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts provided to Cotter through the Joe Vogel “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. For questions, please call Megan Sadowski ’94 at 507-453-5102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we head into Thanksgiving - this is what I am thankful for - Many people coming together to keep Joe alive in the community. He would be so humbled and probably would be crying - he was a softy. So for Joe - I want to thank all who donate and everyone who worked to get this up and running.
I also want to put this note in -
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Thank you for all the support. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and don't forget to eat a lot, take a good nap, and if your old enough have a cocktail.
Sending our love - Rachel, Zoe and Skittles