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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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It was a time in the Department of Pathology when esteemed faculty members such as Dr. Bernard Fetter and Dr. Donald Hackel walked the halls of the Davison Building, and Dr. Ed Bossen and Dr. John Shelburne were just starting out in their laudable careers. Following in the footsteps of such powerful mentors and scientists, […]

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In this three-part series, we’ll explore strategic gift options and introduce you to Duke alumnae who have made lasting impacts on the university through planned giving. Whether you are just starting to consider how a legacy gift can work for you, or are already working with a financial advisor or estate attorney, we are here […]

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In this three-part series, we’ll explore strategic gift options and introduce you to Duke alumnae who have made lasting impacts on the university through planned giving. Whether you are just starting to consider how a legacy gift can work for you, or are already working with a financial advisor or estate attorney, we are here […]

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In this three-part series, we’ll explore strategic gift options and introduce you to Duke alumnae who have made lasting impacts on the university through planned giving. Whether you are just starting to consider how a legacy gift can work for you, or are already working with a financial advisor or estate attorney, we are here […]

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In 1983, Duke University alumna Ross Harris had just lost her younger brother, Carlton Harris Jr., to leukemia. He was only 25. She felt that she didn’t want to hear the word cancer ever again. “I was in so much pain, and I was so angry that cancer had taken him,” she says. Five years […]

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It’s an instantly humbling conversation when a donor reaches out to you to share that they are making plans to provide a substantial gift after they pass away, naming us as a beneficiary in any way or as a recipient of part of their estate. Of all the places and worthy causes in this world, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In 2014, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University launched Reflections, a program which provided guided tours for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s in partnership with the Duke Family Support Program. Modeled after a program introduced by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Reflections is now open to the general public and has expanded to […]

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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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