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Profiles in Giving 2013 Archive

Giving to Tufts transforms the university, and often the lives of both donors and recipients. These profiles highlight the experiences that prompt people to give to Tufts, as well as the tangible impact of their generosity.

  • The Legacy of “a Superb Education”
    Retirement plans honor a father and establish a professorship
  • Following Fiver
    Through environmental and artistic field trips, Will Freeman, A16, is empowering at-risk New York youngsters
  • Somerville SPELL
    Julie Margolies, A16, spent the summer immersed in language
  • Pay It Forward
    Two sisters don’t know the name of the man who took a chance on their father nearly 100 years ago—but his kindness will never be forgotten
  • Linking Generations
    The Tufts University Dental Alumni Association’s legacy touches all walks of student life
  • To save a life
    The night one A&S and future TUSM student knew he wanted to be doctor
  • Good Sports
    Alumni nonprofit pairs college teams with kids facing challenges
  • Class Act
    Despite her years on the Hill being interrupted by times of turmoil, this alumna is proud to come back year after year
  • “Four years of total bliss”
    Fond memories of lacrosse, poli-sci, and the best calculus professor keep inspiring this alumnus to help future students create their own Tufts life
  • Friendly Arm-Twisting
    “There is karma,” says one alumnus who challenged one class to a matching gift. “If you’re generous, it comes back to you.”
  • Engineering Frontiers by Design
    How one alumnus’ legacy is supporting everything from robotics to energy to aerospace systems
  • Second chances
    How one Cummings alumnus is tackling animal overpopulation while supporting future vet alumni