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When you give to Lewis & Clark, you sustain the intense learning and community engagement that are our hallmarks.

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    Your support of Lewis & Clark helps students gain not only an exceptional education, but also the tools and experiences needed to make a difference in the world today.
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    Heidi Hu B.S. ’85 and Daniel Blasher ’13 discuss how scholarships are one of the most powerful and direct ways to make a positive and lasting impact on a student’s education.
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    Arriving from Hong Kong in 1959 with $100 and a dream, Esther Lee became a barrier-breaking pioneer in computer science. In 2001, she and her husband endowed the Esther and Edward Lee Scholarship to benefit women from Asia. A bequest from their living trust will strengthen the fund.
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    More than 70 admirers of Betty Balmer attended a gathering in the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion on July 13 to dedicate a beautiful grand piano in her honor. This wonderful addition to the Pavilion was made possible through generous gifts from more than 80 alumni and friends of Betty, and from the Music Department.

    The afternoon program included reflections by alumna Sandy Osborne ’72, Lewis & Clark Vice President and Provost, Jane Atkinson, and was hosted by Music Department Chair, Kathy FitzGibbon. A concert of piano performances was provided by Elliot Balmer, Betty’s grandson, Susan DeWitt Smith, Assistant Professor of Music, and a duet by Betty and her friend, Leeanne MacColl.

    Betty Balmer is the wife of Don Balmer, retired U.G. Dubach Professor of Political Science. Betty taught piano for almost half a century and is still involved in music today. The Balmers remain active participants in Lewis & Clark campus life.

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    The sixth annual Philanthropy Leadership Dinner was held on May 8 in the Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum. President Barry Glassner and the Board of Trustees hosted more than 200 guests to celebrate philanthropy at the college and to recognize and thank the donors whose significant financial support has made a profound impact on Lewis & Clark, its mission of excellence, and its dedicated student scholars.

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