Caring for Marietta's future
Rocky Peck '88 and his family have always placed a high value on education.
"My mother (Catherine Peck '82) was a school teacher and put a lot of stock into education," Peck says. "She was an alum of Marietta College and, when I was looking at schools for me to attend, she thought that it was a good fit for me."
Rocky earned a degree in marketing from Marietta and uses the principles he learned in his role at Cecil I. Walker Machinery Co. Recently, Rocky's family attorney counseled his wife, Dee, and him to make estate plans.
"I got married later in life I was 48 so I am without heirs," Rocky says. "Should I outlive my wife, my heir will be Marietta College."
Marietta's Office of Advancement offers guidance to alumni who are interested in supporting the College through charitable estate gifts.
"An estate gift allows you to maintain your financial lifestyle throughout your life while also benefitting Marietta," says Jarrett Stull, Director of Planned Giving. "By including Marietta College in your estate plans, you can also generate a charitable estate tax donation and substantial tax savings."
The decision to make Marietta College his heir was an easy one to make for Rocky.
"I've been wealthy and I've been poor; I've struggled and been successful; and I've really been blessed all my life," Rocky says. "The folks at Marietta College from the president to faculty to students have all played a role in helping me get to where I am today. "