Explore the Duke Forward 2015 Campaign Impact Report

Discover how your support has helped Duke make great strides in 2014-2015

Thank you for your support of Duke Forward.  With the help of thousands of Duke alumni and friends, we had another record-breaking year and continue to make great progress toward our campaign goals.

In 2014-15, generous gifts for need-based financial aid, professorships, campus facilities, global health, leadership education research, and big data highlighted an extraordinary year.  All of you have helped make it possible for Duke to bring together the best students, the best faculty, and the best resources.  Because of your continued support, Duke will create innovative solutions to global, national, and local problems—all helping to move the world forward.

We’re pleased to present our 2015 Duke Forward Campaign Impact Report.  This report is packed with data and anecdotes that tell the story of a year in which forward-thinking donors supported Duke’s most important priorities.

Here are some highlights of the Duke Forward campaign from this past fiscal year:

  • $2.7 billion gifts raised toward the overall campaign goal of $3.25 billion.
  • Donors gave a record $478.3 million in cash.
  • 1,072 planned gifts made toward the Further Forward Initiative goal of 1,200.

View the 2015 Campaign Impact Report online or request a printed copy to be mailed to you.  I hope you enjoy exploring how philanthropy is making a difference at Duke.

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About the author

Phillip Buchanan


Phil is a veteran of development and gift planning who considers it a privilege to help good people celebrate the joy of giving. He served as Duke’s senior philanthropic counsel until his retirement in April 2021 and helped donors, professional advisors and Duke Development officers evaluate the best options for making a charitable gift to Duke. He has been featured in publications such as BusinessWeek  and Kiplinger’s.