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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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


If you are planning to return to campus for Duke Reunions Weekend 2016, we hope you will join us for a brief presentation entitled Three Ways to make the Most of Your Finances Through Philanthropy in 2016 and Beyond on Saturday, April 16, from 10–10:30 a.m. in 201 Flowers building on West Campus. Charitable experts, […]


How often do you have a chance to think about your experience as a Duke student?  The people who helped you become the person you are today, the things you learned, the games you played or attended, the clubs and student meetings, and the parties? Every five years, there’s a chance to revisit this part […]


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