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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

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 […]


Margolis Family Foundation Gives $10 Million to Duke University to Advance Health Policy Across U.S., World

The Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation has given $10 million to Duke University to leverage and extend the work of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. A nationally and internationally recognized leader in health policy, the center was founded in 2016 through an initial gift from the family foundation established by Robert J. Margolis […]


The Duke Endowment Awards Additional $10 Million to Lilly Library Renovation Project

Duke University has received a second $10 million award from The Duke Endowment for the renovation of its historic Lilly Library on East Campus. In 2020, The Duke Endowment gave an initial $10 million to support the renovation project. The university will preserve the library’s historic Georgian style while updating the building’s interior and exterior […]


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 […]


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