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Profiles in Giving
Jule Purvis, aged 89, lives in Belhaven, N.C., on the mainland across Pamlico Sound from Cape Hatteras in the home his grandfather built. But his travels in the military and his career at General Electric took him many places before he and his wife, the late Barbara “Bunny” Louise Gedrow Purvis ’50, finally moved there in 1995.
Jule went to school in Belhaven and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. After the war he enrolled at Duke University, landing a job shortly thereafter in General Electric’s finance department in Schenectady. A friend introduced him to Bunny, who had recently graduated from GMC. At the time she was working for New York State Telephone in Albany. The couple courted, got married in 1952, and settled into a busy life raising their two children, Julie and Jay. Jule worked as a traveling auditor and financial manager for GE, and the family lived for a time in Marblehead, Mass., before settling in Hendersonville, N.C. He retired in 1987 after 38 years with GE.
“I have to hand it to my employer—the company matched every dollar we contributed. So the amount is double what it would have been, thanks to GE.”
Bunny and Jule were regular donors to the Green Mountain College annual fund. When Bunny died in 2010, after 58 years of wonderful married life, Jule began to consider more lasting ways to contribute to GMC in his wife’s memory.
“I’ve established scholarships at four different schools, including Green Mountain, in memory and honor of my wife, children and brother,” he said. “One of the reasons I do that is my education at Duke University didn’t cost me a single dime. It was all paid for on the G.I. Bill. I had great opportunities. So this is a way for me to give back.”
Jule provided a lump sum to GMC and instructed the College to provide $10,000 to $12,000 annually in financial aid assistance to rising juniors and seniors who qualify for admission but have difficulty meeting the cost of education. He cited GE’s matching program as an important factor in increasing the value of the scholarship. “I have to hand it to my employer—the company matched every dollar we contributed. So the amount is double what it would have been, thanks to GE.”