Explore your Duke Forward impact

Final campaign impact report

Thank you for your commitment to Duke and the success of Duke Forward, Duke University’s seven-year fundraising campaign, which ended on June 30, 2017. It was the most ambitious campaign in Duke’s history.

Explore the final Duke Forward Impact Report to discover how generous donors, alumni, parents and students gave $3.85 billion in support of this campaign, exceeding the original goal of $3.25 billion.

Your commitment to Duke supported key campus priorities, including sustaining financial aid, recruiting and retaining the best faculty, advancing research and providing more hands-on learning opportunities for students.

All schools, Duke Athletics, the Libraries and Duke Health benefited from contributions during Duke Forward. Every dollar donated to a school or program between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2017, counted toward the campaign goal.

Thank you for making a difference at Duke University and for your support of the people, programs and places that are moving Duke and the world forward.

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About the author

Jeremy Arkin


With more than 15 years of experience in gift planning and development, Jeremy helps alumni find ways to support Duke that complement their larger personal and financial goals. He understands the ins and outs of giving techniques that involve tax, retirement and estate planning. He also develops strategies for donating complex assets such as real estate and private business interests. When he’s not at work, Jeremy attempts to channel Ron Carter and Ray Brown while playing his double bass.