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Because We Are Forever Duke

Every gift to Duke – large or small – plays a role in pushing us forward. They allow research into uncovering the next impossible discovery, financial aid ensuring the best and brightest always have a spot, and top faculty to train future leaders and advance new fields. In other words, Duke isn’t Duke without you.

Duke Isn’t Duke Without You
Thanks to financial aid, all students are afforded the opportunity to pursue their greatest ambitions and benefit from the Duke experience.
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Discover Your Impact

Donors like you make the Duke experience possible.

We believe that education is both inside and out of the classroom, from studying in Lilly Library to cheering in Cameron Indoor Stadium. That’s why we’ve integrated service-learning, community engagement and studying away into the fabric of the Duke experience. Your support of programs like DukeEngage and Bass Connections allows students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real-world while shaping their learning, future careers and lives.

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Together, we will ensure every student can keep learning and growing as scholars during the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you for making more possible for the world and for Duke.


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Gifts to Duke can immediately make an impact on the schools, programs and priorities that need them most.

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Give for Tomorrow

There’s a flexible way to ensure your impact far into the future. Our planned giving team can help you plan today to secure permanent support for Duke tomorrow.

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Recent News

Gift from Law School Alum Endows Program Devoted to Constitutional and Public Law

Duke University has received a $5.46 million gift from Rick Horvitz ‘78 and his wife Erica Hartman-Horvitz to permanently endow a Duke Law School program devoted to constitutional and public law.   The Program in Public Law will be renamed the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law.  The gift will bring the Horvitz’ […]


Gift to Sanford School to Focus on National Security Professorship

Duke University has received a $1.825 million gift from Husein Cumber P.P.S.’97 and his wife LeAnna Cumber, the majority of which will establish a full professorship in national security at the Sanford School of Public Policy. The gift includes $1.75 million for the professorship through The Duke Endowment Sanford Faculty Challenge and support for the […]


Duke Law Awarded $10 Million Challenge Grant from The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment has given a $10 million award to Duke University to create new financial aid opportunities in the Law School and help remove economic barriers for students to study law and launch their careers. The challenge grant will provide matching funds for endowments supporting scholarships, summer and post-graduate public interest fellowships, and loan […]


Alumni Couple’s Gift Boosts Innovation and Graduate Education 

Alumni Lori Cashman ’94 and Gillis Cashman ’97 are making a major commitment to Duke University, with a primary focus on the Sanford School of Public Policy.  Their $1 million gift will establish the Gillis S. and Lori Wood Cashman Fellowship Fund to support graduate students at the Sanford School, provide the lead investment to […]


New $11M Gift to Duke to Invest in Public Policy as Primary Focus

An anonymous Duke alumni family has made an $11 million gift to Duke, $8.75 million of which will endow two public policy professorships and support the Sanford School of Public Policy. The public policy program founded by Terry Sanford—former Duke president, North Carolina governor and United States senator—is celebrating 50 years at the university.   The […]


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