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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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The Office of Gift Planning hosted the 14th annual Duke University Heritage Society luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Washington Duke Inn Hotel & Golf Club. Our team truly enjoyed catching up with local Duke alumni and friends on such a beautiful, sunny day. We hold this lunch each year as a way to […]

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Duke University Office of Gift Planning teamed up with our friends at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on August 30 to host a special tour of the Duke Gardens and breakfast. It was wonderful to spend a beautiful (and slightly less humid) morning with so many gardens supporters. We were excited to have Cindy Brodhead join […]

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The 13th annual Duke University Heritage Society luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Washington Duke Inn Hotel & Golf Club.  This luncheon has become our most popular event of the year and the Office of Gift Planning was delighted to spend part of the day with so many loyal Duke friends. […]

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It was a sunny afternoon and warm gathering of Blue Devil friends and benefactors at the Duke University Office of Gift Planning Heritage Society luncheon at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Friday, February 12.  Fellow Heritage Society members George and Susan Krouse were generous and gracious hosts, and the event reflected […]

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Duke University Office of Gift Planning held its very first Heritage Society luncheon at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC on Tuesday, July 7.  We had a wonderful turnout with more than 40 attendees, and it was a pleasure to spend a beautiful afternoon with our local friends and Duke supporters. David Johnston, […]

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Trinity College was renamed Duke University following a gift for endowment from James Buchanan Duke in 1924.  What most people do not know is that the bulk of the endowment was paid through a bequest.  Planned gifts have set the trajectory for Duke’s future growth and success.  Gifts from donors like you propel us further […]

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Here’s the biggest lesson Terry T. Tucker M.B.A. ’98, J.D. ’04 took away from Duke: Live life to the fullest—and live it in the most meaningful way possible. “For a long time, I had this gnawing feeling that there was something bigger and more impactful I could be doing in my life, that I could […]

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One thing I have noticed during my near 20-year career at Duke is that we can never say “Thank You” enough to our donors.  It’s important to remind our supporters how grateful we are for their generosity because all gifts – no matter the amount – are significant to Duke. Each year, we invite our […]

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