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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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Duke Reunion Weekend returns to campus on April 8-10, 2022, and we’re looking forward to celebrating together again. It’s an inspiring time as we reflect on our past Duke experiences and look ahead to an even brighter Duke future. There are so many meaningful ways you can give back to the university in honor of […]

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Duke Reunions can be an inspiring time, even virtually — catching up with old friends, sharing the joy of their success and experiences, meeting great classmates you didn’t know during your days at Duke. Celebrate and honor your class reunion by giving back to the university with a planned gift. Each reunion class is raising […]

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Greetings, Class of 1970! We have been busy planning for our upcoming 50th Reunion at Duke, April 17-19, 2020. I hope to see you there for a beautiful spring weekend! Be sure to visit our website at dukereunions.com/1970 for more information and updates. In addition to Annual Fund and endowment support you may be considering, […]

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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 […]

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On Wednesday, March 27, Duke’s Office of Gift Planning partnered with Gregg ‘79 and Susan Berdy to host an evening reception at the Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, MO. It was a pleasure to host over 30 Duke alumni and friends for cocktails and conversation. Our keynote speaker, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, Ph.D., is the chief […]

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This year’s Gift Planning Reunion Co-Chairs share why they were inspired to leave a legacy at Duke by including the university in their estate plans. Planned gifts – such as bequests, retirement account designations, and charitable gift annuities – provide meaningful support to Duke far into the future. No matter who or what inspires you […]

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On Tuesday, March 19, the Duke Annual Fund and Duke’s Office of Gift Planning partnered to host an evening reception at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond, VA. It was a pleasure to spend the evening with so many friends and Duke supporters. Hosts John T’96 and Carolyn Port T’96 opened the […]

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The Office of Gift Planning is honored to sponsor three signature events during Duke Reunions Weekend. Join us this year for two evening celebrations and an informal planned giving seminar. FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH Half-Century Club Reunion Celebration | 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Hilton Durham near Duke University This special evening for one of […]

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On Friday, November 2nd, the Office of Gift Planning hosted a Duke Heritage Society breakfast at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with so many friends and Duke supporters. We are especially grateful to Gardens volunteer, Peggy Landini, for sharing what the Gardens means to her and […]

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On Tuesday, June 5th, the Office of Gift Planning hosted the 15th annual Duke Heritage Society luncheon at the Washington Duke Inn Hotel & Golf Club. Our team looks forward to this event each year, and it was wonderful to spend a beautiful afternoon with local Duke alumni and friends. We host this lunch as a […]

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