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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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There are thousands of educational apps and technologies available to help children learn. How do parents and educators decide which app or tool works best? All humans have 50 trillion cells in our bodies that begin with the same genetic code. What causes some of the cells to change and evolve into a cancer? Duke […]


Image: Andrew Samwick (far left) pictured with Martha Putallaz, former Executive Director of Duke TIP, and David Shaywitz, another Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth.  This past May, Duke TIP recognized Dr. Andrew Samwick as an alumnus of […]


Take your front row seats to discover how Duke is moving the world forward. Check out our Ideas That Move the World Forward video library, featuring short, inspiring talks given by Duke’s leading faculty, alumni, and students at recent Duke Forward events.  Here’s just a small snapshot of the inspirational and insightful ideas you will learn about […]


As the year draws to a close, consider establishing  charitable gift annuity (CGA) at Duke. Given the many benefits it may provide, it’s easy to see why a CGA continues to be our most popular deferred giving option.  To better illustrate how a CGA could work for you, Jeremy Arkin, director of Gift Planning shares […]


You may have read the recent blog post by Phil Buchanan referencing the record highs our market indexes have hit this year.  These economic trends make it a great time to consider establishing a life income gift like a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) with Duke. To better illustrate how a CRUT could work for you, […]


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