Tanber-Blair Golf Scholarship Fund

The Tanber-Blair Golf Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Unity Foundation in 2014 by the Tanber-Blair Golf Scholarship Foundation to provide college scholarships to graduates of La Porte County schools.

The Larry Tanber Story

Larry Tanber is an extraordinary gentleman and outstanding amateur golfer who has spent most of his life promoting and playing golf with many of the great names in amateur and professional ranks. He has also introduced and mentored many young people in the game, several of whom were or are active in the PGA.

From his service in World War II, when he served with Patton’s army in the Battle of Bastogne and earned the Silver Star, to his assistance conducting workshops with his life-long friend George Thomas, a Master PGA member, Larry consistently exemplified the character, integrity and dedication to and love of golf that is obvious to all of his many friends and acquaintances.

An amateur throughout his golfing career, Larry Tanber grew up in Michigan City and, except for his military service, lived there his entire life. He is a golfing legend in La Porte County, having won 16 County championships and 14 Michigan City championships, as well as the Indiana Amateur championship in 1965. He has a cellar full of trophies but he calls his wife Gwen, whom he married in 1998, “the greatest trophy” he’s ever won.

The Bob Blair Story

Bob’s love of golf and dedication to young people is legendary. Hundreds got to know Bob around the golf course. Thousands of young people were helped and positively influenced by Bob. In his role as Sheriff, as well as a child abuse investigator, Bob instituted anti-drug and gang education in our schools. One of his last requests was for the continued support of the newly created scholarship fund.

On September 16th, 2001, Bob lost his battle with cancer. It can be simply said…Bob is truly missed.

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or unity@uflc.net.

If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County

PO Box 527

Michigan City, IN 46361

This photo was taken of Larry in 1955 after winning the La Porte County Championship title. The number six represents his sixth county title… he would go on to win 10 more!

Bob Blair on the course.

October 2014: The Tanber-Blair Scholarship is officially transferred to Unity Foundation.