Duke Reunion 2023: Eager to return. Inspired to give back.

Join these gift planning leaders in honoring your Duke class.

Duke Reunion Capstone Weekend returns to campus on April 14-16, 2023, and we’re looking forward to celebrating together again. It’s an inspiring time as we reflect on our past Duke experiences and look ahead to an even brighter Duke future.

There are so many meaningful ways to support the university. One way many of your classmates have given back is with a planned gift to Duke through their estate or retirement plans, and we hope you’ll consider this charitable giving option, too. No matter what your inspiration is, planned gifts can be a great way to support your personal and financial goals while making a lasting impact on the Duke people, places, and programs you care about most.

Charles ’73 and Melinda Gallegos

Charitable remainder trusts to support the Nicholas School and Duke student-athletes

The Duke University Marine Lab holds a special place in the hearts of Chuck and Mindy Gallegos. As longtime supporters of the Marine Lab Annual Fund, they have
extended their generosity by including the Lab in their long-term plans to support undergraduate research opportunities at the Marine Lab’s coastal campus.

“By inspiring young students with a passion to make a difference and infusing fresh ideas from a diverse, cutting-edge faculty, we are confident that the Nicholas School and the Duke Marine Lab will play a critical role in solving the most challenging environmental problems our planet faces now and in the future.”

Shannon Norris ’93, M.D.’97

IRA beneficiary designation to support students enrolled in Trinity College and the School of Medicine

As an undergraduate and then a medical student at Duke, Shannon Norris received scholarships that allowed her to graduate debt-free. Now, Shannon is ensuring that other students will have that same opportunity with a planned gift to establish scholarship endowments for students who need it most.

“Duke gave me a leg up in life and now I want to do the same for those coming after me, especially for students who may not otherwise be able to afford it. These students are our future, and I want to be part of their success.”

Establishing a planned gift doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Our charitable planning professionals are ready to help you and your advisors explore how you can bring your love for Duke to life through long-term support of this special place.

Make your planned gift today and count it toward your class reunion gift total by completing the Duke Office of Gift Planning legacy gift confirmation form. Adobe Sign is an approved Duke vendor to send secure documents and to collect signatures and approvals. Our Office of Gift Planning will follow up with you to confirm the receipt of your confirmation form.

For more information about supporting Duke through a planned gift, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (919) 681-0464 or giftplanning@duke.edu.

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Duke University’s Office of Gift Planning specializes in charitable gift planning for estates, charitable trusts and annuities, and other complex current and future gift plans.

For more information, please contact the Duke University Office of Gift Planning at 919-681-0464 or giftplanning@duke.edu.