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  • A Duke Legacy

    July 27, 2017 Discussion

    A Duke Legacy

    Alden (Bud) W. Dudley, Jr., T’58, MD’62, HS’65-’67, and his family have a long history with Duke. His late wife, Mary Adams Dudley, WC’59, PhD’66, and her father, Raymond D. Adams, MD’37, were alumni. Alden and Mary’s sons, R. Adams Dudley, T`86, MD’91, and Eric Clark Dudley, T`89, are both Duke graduates. The family has begun just as strong a tradition of giving back. Continue Reading ➜

  • Julian Abele drawing returns to Duke University Archives

    July 20, 2017 Discussion

    Julian Abele drawing returns to Duke University Archives

    Thanks to the generosity of Duke alumnus, Joel Martin ’48, an important part of Duke history has recently returned to Durham. With the help of his daughter, Elizabeth Marin, Martin donated an original pen and ink architectural drawing of Duke Chapel by Julian Abele, a prominent African-American architect and chief designer in the officers of Horace Trumbauer. Continue Reading ➜

  • News you can use: Why younger people need to think about estate planning sooner rather than later

    July 03, 2017 Discussion

    News you can use: Why younger people need to think about estate planning sooner rather than later

    It’s never too early to being planning for your future. Contrary to popular belief, estate planning is not just for older individuals. In fact, younger people can find the planning process to be both worthwhile and relatively simple to begin. This article from WealthManagement describes the importance of planning for one’s foreseeable future (marriage, home buying, college education) as well as the unexpected Continue Reading ➜

  • 5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

    June 28, 2017 Discussion

    5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

    Financial planning is really about life planning. Throughout my career as a financial planner and advisor, I’ve had many conversations about long-term care options and discuss the importance of addressing the near- and far-term events of the future. I’m also someone who has gone through the process of long-term care planning in my own life, and I understand the process to be part of what I call the tapestry of life—the rich variety of experiences that define us. Continue Reading ➜

  • My Giving Story: Ron Temple

    June 21, 2017 Discussion

    My Giving Story: Ron Temple

    From his office in New York’s famed 30 Rock building, Ron Temple ’90 has an amazing view of the colorful living tapestry below. And thanks to a Duke education he calls “transformational,” Temple also has an elevated ability to see shades of gray in a world that seems increasingly polarized.

    “In my experience, black-and-white opinions are often held most strongly by people who have not taken the time to challenge themselves or their views,” Temple says. “I entered Duke with strong opinions, but left with more modulated, nuanced views. The way I approach a question or problem was changed by my time at Duke and my exposure to people with different values and views.”
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