Joseph F. Meyer ’79

Joe Meyer '79
Colby had a profound impact on Joe's life, opening doors that he never imagined existed. Upon graduation he completed a Watson Fellowship that allowed him to explore his interests in Asian history and economics, which he initially developed on Mayflower Hill.

Fast forward 30-some years, and Joe is now chief administrative officer of HKEx, one of the world's largest exchange owners, based in Hong Kong. Joe oversees major projects and the administration and human resources departments. He attributes his successes and ability to deal with life's adversities in an international environment largely to the rigorous academic experience he had at Colby.

In recent years Joe has made a series of charitable gift annuities to Colby as an excellent way to diversify his savings and to prepare for retirement while also contributing to the future strength of a unique educational institution.
Donor Profiles
Jay ’86 and Laurie Haley Allen ’87
The Allens Because of their many ties to Colby, James (Jay) '86 and Laurie Haley Allen '87 feel strongly about contributing to the Colby Fund. Jay and Laurie were married in Colby's Lorimer Chapel in 1989 with many Colby friends in attendance . . .
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Douglas M. Schair ’67
Douglas M. Schair '67 Doug Schair met Kurt Swenson and Tom Watson in 1963 when all three pledged the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. They ended up as roommates, and so began a lifelong friendship.

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