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Gift planning insights to build a plan for your future

The Gift Planning Blueprints blog offers planning insights, charitable giving news and stories of inspiration to help you plan for your future.

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In the weeks following the start of the fall semester for college students, universities across the country have struggled to keep COVID-19 cases from soaring on campus. In North Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State have reported a combined 1,700+ COVID-19 cases since classes began in early August. So, where does Duke stand? According to […]


In a time when access to reliable information and healthcare is critical, Duke University launched the Community Health Watch program in April 2020 to provide bilingual symptom support and guidance for people caring for themselves at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent article on Duke Today states that the program, initially designed to help […]


Dear friends, What a year this month has been! As we all adjust to life during this trying time, we want to let you know that the entire Duke community – alumni, friends, faculty, staff and beyond – is stronger than ever. All facets of the university, including the Office of Gift Planning, continue to […]


In the recently-passed stimulus package called the CARES Act (“Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act”), Congress recognizes the critical role being played by Duke and other nonprofit organizations, and the financial challenges being faced by many of these institutions, by including measures to encourage philanthropic giving in 2020.    Charitable deductions even if you […]


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