Loras College is pleased to report the receipt of a $2 million estate gift from Robert A. “Bob” Holtz. The contribution will be added to an endowed scholarship fund already established in Bob’s name. Given his longstanding generosity, Loras will also name its advancement suite, the Bob Holtz Advancement Suite.
Holtz, a lifelong Delaware County resident who farmed near Greeley, IA, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was 89.
The Holtz family has owned his farm for more than 100 years. In addition to farming, Holtz was a U.S. Army veteran and the founder of Holtz Construction. The company, which Holtz ran while continuing to farm, primarily built hog barns.
The Robert A. Holtz Award is primarily intended for students from Edgewood-Colesburg High School and West Delaware High School.