Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 and his wife Suzanne Krahmer received the Living and Giving Award at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Hope Gala on May 7, 2016.
Each year the JDRF Oregon/SW Washington Chapters present the awards to honorees who are outstanding philanthropists to the community. This honor recognizes those who stand out as exemplary leaders and who have been setting the standard for giving back to the community.
Krahmer graduated from Willamette Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management in 1981. He has practiced corporate law for more than 25 years, representing companies in manufacturing and distribution, technology (both hardware and software), healthcare, construction, real estate, financial services, energy, and natural resources. He is currently a shareholder with the law firm Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.
In addition to practicing law, Krahmer is involved in Portland-area business, civic and philanthropic organizations, including the boards of directors of Pacific Continental Bank and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, as well as Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland, Inc., and Jesuit High School and is a past president of the Arlington Club.
You can view the award recognition video at Schwabe.com
About Willamette University College of Law
Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses, and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court in downtown Salem, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.