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Duke Marine Lab Research in Tahiti: A Blue Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Duke Marine Lab Research in Tahiti: A Blue Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

THANK YOU for all that you make possible at Duke!

THANK YOU for all that you make possible at Duke!

Unwrapping Gifts: Bequests and Retirement Account Designations

Unwrapping Gifts: Bequests and Retirement Account Designations

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My Giving Stories

  • Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

    Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

    One of the ways to have an impact at Duke is by making a gift that will enable the university to thrive for generations to come. Head football coach of the Duke University Blue Devils, David Cutcliffe, and his wife, Karen, share the reasons why they chose to create an endowment for the Duke Catholic Center.

    "We are required to give back in some kind of capacity because that's how you make a difference in the world," says Coach Cutcliffe. For this couple, making a gift to Duke is making an investment in the world. Watch this video to learn how impact and inspiration motivates the Cutcliffes to give.

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  • My Giving Story: Chun Lam

    My Giving Story: Chun Lam

    Chun Lam has spent the last decade contemplating the meaning of life. After careful consideration, he’s arrived at the conclusion: The part of us that lives on after we are gone is what we give back.

    “As I become older, I have started to get more philosophical about the world. We are not here for a long time, we are here for a meaningful time. As we get older, we realize the mortality of our lives,” said Lam.

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  • My Giving Story: Danielle Squires

    My Giving Story: Danielle Squires

    Duke Women's Impact Network: Danielle Squires '02 is a leadership council member of Duke Women's Impact Network, a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of women serving in volunteer leadership roles and shaping Duke's future through their philanthropic influence.

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