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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.


Give for Today

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

Donors help Duke add $100 million to undergraduate financial aid

Duke has successfully completed an historic fundraising effort that will bolster undergraduate financial aid—the Lord 100 Challenge. The challenge galvanized Duke’s donor community to match financial aid gifts dollar for dollar, leading to a total of $100 million for undergraduate financial aid. “This philanthropic achievement allows Duke to maintain its promise that any deserving student’s […]


New $10 million award from The Duke Endowment to support next generation of doctoral students

The Duke Endowment has awarded Duke University $10 million to support the university’s pressing need for doctoral fellowships. “Graduate students play an integral role in shaping the intellectual community of the university,” said Duke University President Vincent Price. “As scholars in training, they produce pathbreaking research and inspire our undergraduates to consider graduate-level training as […]


A Duke alumni couple has made a $10 million gift to Duke University to advance the humanities.

The gift will amplify the Schiff Family Humanities Fund, an endowment established by Beth York Schiff ’81, J.D.’85 and Jim Schiff ’81 in 2010 to support students and faculty pursuing humanistic studies that illuminate enduring questions and the complex challenges of our times. To honor the Schiffs for this gift and their record of support […]


New $10 million award from The Duke Endowment to bolster Nicholas School of the Environment

The Duke Endowment has awarded Duke University $10 million to support the university’s school of the environment as it addresses the most complex environmental problems confronting society today. “I am very grateful to The Duke Endowment for investing in The Nicholas School of the Environment and our extraordinary students and faculty, who are committed to […]


Duke University announces the Duke Climate Commitment with inaugural gifts

Over $36 million in initial gifts will launch the Duke Climate Commitment, a new university-wide initiative focused on addressing climate change. The Duke Climate Commitment will unite the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions toward the pursuit of creating solutions to climate change, said Duke President Vincent E. Price. Among the university’s goals […]


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