For Eric and Tamar Hare, college financial aid is very personal. A generous aid package enabled Tamar Baptist-Trindade to attend Lewis & Clark, where she and Eric met as seniors and graduated in 1995. They later married and became parents of Andrew, now 5, and Amelia, 2. So when Eric says, "Lewis & Clark is where all my friendships are from," and Tamar says, "It expanded the way I view the world," they speak from experience--and from the heart.
At Lewis & Clark, Peter Christenson, professor of communication, mentored Eric in research and statistics, and Cyrus Partovi B.A. '67, senior lecturer in social sciences, nurtured Tamar's intellectual explorations. Dale Holloway, coordinator of student support services, and others helped Eric focus and direct his interests, and the late Ray Warren B.S. '65, M.A.T. '71, director of ethnic student services, shepherded Tamar's college journey.
Now Tamar, as the college's director of annual giving, cultivates support for new generations of students and scholars, and Eric applies his analytical skills as an accountant with a Portland-based company.
The youngest members of the Heritage Society, they have established a planned gift designated to provide financial aid for Lewis & Clark students. For Eric and Tamar, helping others is more than a generous act--it's a personal principle.
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