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And It’s All Made Possible by You

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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Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University Health System together have launched a new initiative aimed at achieving equitable representation in clinical research. The initiative, “Changing the Face of Clinical Research at Duke Through Community Outreach and Engagement,” is supported by a $2.65 million grant to the […]


Christensen Family Gift Endows Center for Student Design Education at Duke

The Christensen Family Center for Innovation in Duke University’s new Wilkinson Building provides state-of-the-art spaces and educational programs to teach students design skills through hands-on projects connected to the biggest challenges facing humanity and the planet. The center’s name honors the family of Clayton Christensen in recognition of its $5 million gift to the Pratt School of Engineering. The […]


Grant Brings Lilly Library Transformation Closer

The Duke Endowment’s $10 million grant will support library’s first significant renovation since East Campus was built For first-year students living on Duke University’s East Campus, Lilly Library may be their first foray into academic research. The library and its staff help them understand how to make their way through the resources available to them […]


$3 Million Gift to Power Duke Efforts to Expand Energy Access

In developing countries, access to modern energy has far-reaching effects on economic opportunity, well-being andeven emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. A new gift will redouble Duke University’s efforts to develop policy and market solutions at a critical moment of recovery and potential transformation in these markets. The Energy Access Project at […]


Duke Counts $517 Million in Private Donations

More than 92,000 Duke University alumni and friends gave $517 million in fiscal year 2021 to support research, faculty, financial aid, patient care, campus transformations and the student experience. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Duke raised more than $500 million in philanthropic support. “The support of our alumni and friends is vital to […]


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