Evelyn Hunter Longdon, member of the Duke Eye Center advisory board and noted for her generous philanthropic support of the Duke Eye Center spent her birthday visiting the Duke Eye Center and having lunch while inspiring several members of the Department. Fulton Wong, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology recalled several entertaining anecdotes pertaining to his early encounters with Evelyn noting her extreme generosity – “Mrs. Longdon teaches us that genuine wealth is not measured by how much a person has but rather how little a person needs.” – relating this to Evelyn putting her interest in others far ahead of concerns for herself. David L. Epstein, M.D., the Wadsworth Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology recanted his early years as Chairman including his interactions with Evelyn, both joking about the size disparity between the two. Alan Carlson, MD, was interested in what inspired Mrs. Longdon to make her initial contribution at such a large level. One thing is very clear, the Duke Eye Center (and the World) is a better place because of Evelyn Hunter Longdon of Greensboro, NC.