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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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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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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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No matter who or what inspires you to give back, a planned gift can provide meaningful support to Duke University. Learn how this year’s Gift Planning Reunion Co-Chairs are helping to support future generations while leaving a lasting legacy at Duke.   Class of ’93: Holly Morris Espy Bequest to establish a family scholarship for […]

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No matter who or what inspires you to give back, a planned gift can provide meaningful support to Duke University. Learn how this year’s Gift Planning Reunion Co-Chairs are helping to support future generations while leaving a lasting legacy at Duke. Class of ’92: Larry Hamelsky Bequest to support a family scholarship for public policy […]

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Duke University’s campus is undergoing an incredible transformation. The Duke Chapel is nearing the end of a yearlong project to restore the chapel to its original beauty. New buildings have popped up all over campus, and old buildings have been remodeled from the inside out. The physical changes of our alma mater are reflective of […]

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I arrived at Duke University in 1987 with my field hockey stick in hand, ready to fulfill my college dream.  I started all four years on the Duke Field Hockey team, proudly representing my university on and off the field and loving every minute of it. I attended Duke on an athletic scholarship, and my […]

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I was the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college.  With the support of scholarships from Duke, I was provided an opportunity to major in engineering enriched by the breadth of a liberal arts education.  It changed the course of my future forever. The opportunities to be exposed to engineering, the […]

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