Class of 1986 Gift Planning Reunion Co-Chair Peter Flur ’86: “Why I Give”

Bequest to support undergraduate financial aid

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 the momentum and incredible growth our university has experienced since we were students 30 years ago.

As Duke alumni, my wife, Dorlisa ’87, M.B.A.’88, and I believe that being part of the Duke family means a lifetime commitment to learning and advancement.

When the Duke Forward campaign launched in 2012, we wanted to make an even bigger impact to Duke while also supporting our larger financial plan. Together we established a scholarship fund to create a lasting legacy at Duke and to provide undergraduate financial aid for deserving students to attend Duke.

My wife and I have been blessed with many opportunities that we believe arose from our undergraduate education at Duke. We want to pave the way for future qualified students to come to Duke and continue the long-standing policy of need-blind admissions.

We chose to make the planned gift through our estate, which will add to our scholarship fund and increase its impact even more. Our hope is that this gift will enable Duke to offer exceptional learning experiences for students and to support the university’s continued growth. We can’t wait to see how much Duke continues to transform in the next 30 years.

Making a planned gift allows alumni like you and me to provide meaningful support to areas that we are passionate about at Duke, and to achieve our personal future goals. My gift counts toward our Class of 1986 total, and you can do the same.

Join me in supporting our university to recreate the same incredible experiences that we had for future generations. You can also stay involved with Duke by volunteering to serve as a reunion co-chair.

I look forward to celebrating our 30th reunion at the Duke Reunions 2016 weekend, April 15-17, with you!

Celebrate our 30th class reunion this year by contacting Duke University Office of Gift Planning to make a planned gift toward our class total or to volunteer as a future reunion co-chair.

Come back to campus for Reunions 2016. Forever Duke, Forever Friends.

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About the author

Peter Flur ’86

Peter Flur ’86 received a B.S. from Duke University in 1986. At the time, he was one of two students from Vermont. Flur began his studies in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and later transferred to Pratt School of Engineering where he met his future wife, Dorlisa King Flur ’87, M.B.A.’88. In 1986 during his senior year, Flur landed a job at GE Corporate Research and Development in Schenectady, New York, one of the premier research facilities in the world. In 1988, the Flurs married and settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where he pursued a master’s in electrical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and worked as a research engineer. Flur eventually launched his own web systems software company. After several successful years, he sold the business and transitioned to a full-time career raising their daughter. Flur and his family now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.