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Jeff Howard ’76 and Carson Dowd Howard ’76

Opening doors for endless opportunity at Duke.

May 20, 2015 | by Alyssa Alegre


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.”

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Alyssa Alegre Assistant Director of Gift Planning

Alyssa oversees marketing and communications, events, and special initiatives for the Office of Gift Planning. She works closely with donors who are featured in Duke Magazine, the Blueprints blog and other publications. She also works closely with development teams, schools, and alumni volunteers as part of our comprehensive reunion efforts. Alyssa has previous work experience with a private law firm, several non-profit organizations, and a regional bank. She received her undergraduate degree and Masters of Business Administration from Niagara University. Alyssa joined the Gift Planning team in 2007, after relocating from Buffalo, New York. When she is not in the office, she enjoys being outdoors, running, and chasing after her twin daughters.

Alyssa Alegre can be contacted via email or by phone at (919) 681-8030.

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