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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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Major life events mark our most important milestones, and, let’s face it, we’re in the midst of a major life event that none of us ever expected. In times like these, flexibility can be key. We can reconsider what is most important to us, re-examine our plans, and try our best to prepare for what’s […]


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 […]


There is no time like the present (while you are still working) to plan for fun-filled days of blissful retirement in a tax-wise manner. During our busy, sometimes frenetic, working years, it can be difficult to take time to consider retirement planning options that include a charitable gift component. But the effort may be well […]


A chemistry fellowship endowed by a fellowship of chemists Halfway through his junior year at Duke, Mike Hunnicutt ’80, Ph.D.’84, P’15 was struggling. He was a B-C student whose dreams of medical school had gone up in smoke because of his grades. Hunnicutt was on track to graduate with a degree in chemistry, but he […]


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