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E. Claiborne And Lora Robins: The Convergence Of Two Selfless Heroes, Lauren J. Weingarten Dec 2017

E. Claiborne And Lora Robins: The Convergence Of Two Selfless Heroes, Lauren J. Weingarten

Scott T. Allison

By coupling personal histories with theories of heroism, this chapter offers
an analysis of how E. Claiborne Robins and Lora Robins inspired each other
to become heroes, how they saved the University of Richmond with their
supremely generous gift, and how they continued to lead a life of purpose
thereafter.


Saving A University On The Brink: The Heroism Of E. Claiborne And Lora Robins, Lauren J. Weingarten Dec 2017

Saving A University On The Brink: The Heroism Of E. Claiborne And Lora Robins, Lauren J. Weingarten

Scott T. Allison

This article describes the heroic efforts of E. Claiborne and Lora Robins in saving the University of Richmond from the brink of bankruptcy. These two heroes' personal transformations will in part be explained by drawing upon
Allison and Goethals’ (2011) great eight traits of a hero, as well as the need for
a hero to discover his or her missing inner quality. Just how the Robins transformed
the community at the University of Richmond will then be discussed,
taking into account their family’s more recent history of generosity and the
Robins’ image as role models.