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Dr. Alvin Bixon, A43, M47 and Mrs. Bernice Bixon

About Them

Dr. and Mrs. Bixon established charitable remainder unitrusts to benefit Tufts University School of Medicine. The couple, who grew up together in Malden, Mass., and raised three daughters in Brookline, Mass., recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dr. Bixon credits his successful career in obstetrics and gynecology to superb faculty like Dr. William Damashek, Dr. David Rapport, Dr. Louis Phaneuf, Dr. Alonzo Paine, and Dr. H. Edward MacMahon. He describes his time at Tufts as "a great adventure."

Why They Give

Dr Bixon says: "A patient whose child I delivered gave us a gift, a blue delft tile from Holland that reads, 'To live is to learn, to learn is to know, to know is to grow, to grow is to give, to give is to live.' Tufts opened up a new world of understanding for me. We wanted to give back to Tufts some of what it has given to us."