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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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Help our most vulnerable students

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

New $5 Million Gift to Help Reimagine Outdoor Arts Space at Nasher Museum

Duke University has received $5 million from Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger to expand and redesign the Nasher Museum of Art’s outdoor arts space. The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Sculpture Garden will create 270 degrees of walkable landscape for visitors, with accessible pathways and green spaces for community gatherings […]


Duke University Receives New $5 Million Grant for Lilly Library Renovation

Duke University has received $5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the renovation and expansion of Lilly Library on the university’s East Campus, capping off years of planning and fundraising to bring the university’s first library into the 21st century. The grant from the Indianapolis-based private foundation is its second gift, following a lead gift […]


Historic Gift Advances Duke University School of Nursing Mission

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) alumna Bettye Martin Musham has committed $8 million to the School to address the most pressing issues of wellness and prevention, to reduce health inequities, to develop community-based educational programs, and to transform health care delivery. Her gift is the second-largest donation by an individual in the School’s history […]


Bloomberg Grant Funds Innovative Partnership for Early College High School in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. — A partnership between Duke Health, Durham Technical Community College and Durham Public Schools has been awarded a transformative $29.5 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to establish an early college for high school students interested in pursuing health care careers upon graduation. The grant is one of 10 awarded nationally through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ […]


Duke Counts Nearly $543 Million in Private Donations

More than 90,000 Duke University alumni and friends gave nearly $543 million in fiscal year 2023 to support research, faculty, financial aid, patient care, campus transformations, and the student experience. “I am deeply grateful to the alumni and friends worldwide who provide generous support to Duke,” said Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “As we […]


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