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  • Jeff Howard ’76 and Carson Dowd Howard ’76

    May 20, 2015

    Jeff Howard ’76 and Carson Dowd Howard ’76

    “Duke opens doors to opportunities and challenges us to expand our minds and to pursue lifelong learning,” said trustee and former Duke Alumni Association (DAA) president Jeff Howard ’76 and his wife, Carson Dowd Howard ’76. As alumni and Duke parents, the couple continues to be inspired by the energy of intelligent and motivated learners at Duke.

    That’s why the Howards made a gift of stock to fund a charitable remainder unitrust to benefit DAA, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and a student scholarship fund. “Our family is pleased to provide future students with similar opportunities to be challenged, grow, and contribute to their communities.” Continue Reading ➜

  • A mother’s legacy lives on

    May 14, 2015

    A mother’s legacy lives on

    It was college tour time, and Courtney Crump wasn’t planning on liking Duke. Some in her family even preferred a lighter shade of blue. But once on campus, she was a convert. “I found myself imagining living in Few Quad, eating at the Bryan Center, and studying in Perkins. I was really interested in DukeEngage and undergraduate research,” said Courtney, now a sophomore. “It felt like I belonged.” From the start, her student experience was everything she envisioned and more. The night of her freshman orientation, she remembers staying up until 4 a.m. discussing the merits of health care reform with her new classmates. “I’ve always wanted to be surrounded by academically minded people, and I found that at Duke. I’m amazed at how much I learn from my peers.”
    Continue Reading ➜

  • Duke Reunions 2015

    April 24, 2015

    Duke Reunions 2015

    More than 4,100 alumni and friends – the highest number of attendees in history – came back to campus April 17-19 to celebrate Duke Reunions 2015, and it was an especially good time!

    We can’t think of anything better than spending a sunny weekend reacquainting with old friends, making new ones, and reliving memories at place that is special to so many Duke alumni. If you joined us at Reunions Weekend, we hope your experience was unforgettable. We loved seeing so many friends gather to celebrate their mutual love for Duke. Continue Reading ➜

  • Thank You for Moving Duke Forward

    February 24, 2015

    Thank You for Moving Duke Forward

    With just two years left in our Duke Forward campaign, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support. We continue to be amazed by the generosity and involvement of our alumni and friends and we look forward to reaching our $3.25B goal together in 2017.

    Gifts like yours have made a significant impact on the Duke educational experience and they will continue to support the future of our students for many years to come.

    Watch this video to hear students say “thank you” in their own words: Continue Reading ➜

  • 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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