“Combining my dad’s great love for the teaching profession and my strong ties to Purdue is my inspiration to continue my giving to Purdue.”
Gift: Capital and Endowments for Krannert School of Management and Purdue Alumni Association
Tamara Morse’s initial gifts to Purdue were a direct result of becoming engaged as a volunteer. “As a board member of the Krannert School Alumni Association, it was exciting to be a part of the initial discussions for Rawls Hall,” she said. “It was very exciting to participate in the campaign, to make a gift, and be able to celebrate the dedication of such a world-class facility.”
As a member of the board of directors of the Purdue Alumni Association, Tamara also had a great opportunity to experience the planning of the Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center from the very first renderings. For her, making a leadership gift to fund the library in the center was an easy decision, and Tamara says she was honored to be serving as president of PAA when the Dauch Alumni Center was dedicated in October 2004.
Tamara’s father, Professor Emeritus Fred Morse, who taught in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue for 39 years, passed away in April 2004. Tamara’s family set up a memorial fund in his honor, and Tamara completed the endowment of the Fred Morse Memorial Scholarship Fund in the School of Mechanical Engineering. Reflecting on the experience Tamara said, “Combining my dad’s great love for the teaching profession and my strong ties to Purdue is my inspiration to continue my giving to Purdue.”