Estate planning expert and attorney
Clark College Foundation recently hired Hal Abrams as associate vice president of development operations.
Prior to joining the foundation, Abrams served as a fundraising consultant for Grenzebach Glier & Associates. Additionally, at Lewis & Clark College, he served as vice president for institutional advancement from 2012 to 2015. While at University of Oregon from 2004 to 2012, he was senior director of gift planning and later, associate athletic director who oversaw major giving.
Abrams began his career as an estate planning attorney in San Francisco. He first moved into the nonprofit sector in 1996 as a gift-planning fundraiser at University of California, Berkeley.
Abrams has a law degree from University of San Francisco, a master’s in taxation law from Golden State University and a bachelor’s from University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on numerous planned giving boards, including the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. He is a sports enthusiast with three teenage children.