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  • My Giving Story: Blaine Paxton Hall

    April 8, 2015

    My Giving Story: Blaine Paxton Hall

    Finding inspiration at Duke is not hard for Blaine Paxton Hall. He sees it in the books that fill the shelves at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Perkins Library, in Duke Life Flight—the world’s first air ambulance started by two Duke alumni—as it hovers above campus, and even in a scrap of paper tucked in his lab coat pocket on which he scribbles a math problem to challenge himself throughout the day.

    “I have been nurtured at Duke,” says Hall M.H.S.-CL’07, a physician assistant hospitalist for the Department of Hospital Medicine at Duke Regional Hospital and adjunct associate professor for the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Health System (DUHS). “It is for me a supremely satisfying sense of deep connection with something much greater and more lasting than myself.”
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  • My Giving Story: Val Broadie

    January 29, 2015

    My Giving Story: Val Broadie

    For 30 years, Valerie Broadie J.D. ’79, P ’10 has used the skills she acquired at Duke to do two things: Be a successful non-profit fundraiser and give back to the community.

    Broadie is a life member of the Duke Law Board of Visitors and also a 2014 Alumni Award winner. Although her volunteer activities keep her connected to campus, Broadie says it was most interesting to see Duke through the eyes of her daughter Kristina, an undergrad who graduated from Duke in 2010.

    Broadie recently created a bequest to support Duke Law School. She hopes that her gift will have a lasting impact for generations to come Continue Reading ➜

  • My Giving Story: Ray Tysor

    December 3, 2014

    My Giving Story: Ray Tysor

    Ray Tysor ’21 is remembered as a people person and a natural leader. He was an Eagle Scout who continued to support the Boy Scouts as an adult. He was a devoted member of his Methodist church, inspiring the congregation through his tithes and his teaching. He was a lifelong fan of Duke, a place he often said not only prepared him for his career in mortgage loans, but also made it possible for him to help others. Continue Reading ➜

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