16th annual Duke Heritage Society luncheon

On Thursday, June 6th, the Office of Gift Planning hosted the 16th annual Duke Heritage Society luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn Hotel & Golf Club.

Our team hosts this event each year as a way to thank local Duke alumni and friends who have included the university in their estate plans. It was a pleasure to spend a beautiful afternoon with such a fun, energetic crowd.

Duke University’s senior philanthropic counsel Phil Buchanan enjoys a lively discussion with Duke Heritage Society members, Claude A.B.’51, B.D.’54 and Betty Jean Young.

Our keynote speaker, Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS joined us from the Duke Aging Center to discuss her research efforts aimed at improving care and health outcomes for individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

We learned that aging-related research has entered a new era in which basic science seeks to understand, at a molecular level, what causes changes in our ability to respond to health stressors. It was inspiring to hear how Duke is contributing to this important work.

Your generous support is vital to help ensure that Duke will continue to conduct groundbreaking research that will enrich the lives of generations to come. To learn more how you can make a lasting impact by supporting the Duke Aging Center with a planned gift, please contact:

Joseph Tynan

Senior Executive Director of Gift Planning for Duke Health Development
(919) 385-3114  |  joseph.tynan@duke.edu

Anne Sherman

Senior Associate Director of Gift Planning, Duke Health Development
(919) 385-3187  |  anne.sherman@duke.edu

Additional Resources:

Duke Aging Center – Resources for researchers, students, patients and family members.

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Duke University’s Office of Gift Planning specializes in charitable gift planning for estates, charitable trusts and annuities, and other complex current and future gift plans.

For more information, please contact the Duke University Office of Gift Planning at 919-681-0464 or giftplanning@duke.edu.