Category: Gift Announcement

Duke University has received a $5.46 million gift from Rick Horvitz ‘78 and his wife Erica Hartman-Horvitz to permanently endow a Duke Law School program devoted to constitutional and public law.   The Program in Public Law will be renamed the Richard A. Horvitz Program in Constitutional and Public Law.  The gift will bring the Horvitz’ […]

Duke University has received a $1.825 million gift from Husein Cumber P.P.S.’97 and his wife LeAnna Cumber, the majority of which will establish a full professorship in national security at the Sanford School of Public Policy. The gift includes $1.75 million for the professorship through The Duke Endowment Sanford Faculty Challenge and support for the […]

The Duke Endowment has given a $10 million award to Duke University to create new financial aid opportunities in the Law School and help remove economic barriers for students to study law and launch their careers. The challenge grant will provide matching funds for endowments supporting scholarships, summer and post-graduate public interest fellowships, and loan […]

Alumni Lori Cashman ’94 and Gillis Cashman ’97 are making a major commitment to Duke University, with a primary focus on the Sanford School of Public Policy.  Their $1 million gift will establish the Gillis S. and Lori Wood Cashman Fellowship Fund to support graduate students at the Sanford School, provide the lead investment to […]

An anonymous Duke alumni family has made an $11 million gift to Duke, $8.75 million of which will endow two public policy professorships and support the Sanford School of Public Policy. The public policy program founded by Terry Sanford—former Duke president, North Carolina governor and United States senator—is celebrating 50 years at the university.   The […]

By Marie Claire Chelini Despite decades of effort, humans still struggle to efficiently convert one source of energy into another. Steam motors, gasoline combustion and solar panels all convert less than half their fuel’s potential energy into energy we can use. By comparison, mitochondria, tiny power plants inside cells, convert almost 100 percent of the […]

The Barton Family Foundation has made a $2.5 million commitment to fund a clinic that will train students to be leaders in ending racialized mass incarceration. Duke University School of Law has received a $2.5 million commitment to launch a criminal defense clinic, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean Kerry Abrams announced. The new […]

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University Health System together have launched a new initiative aimed at achieving equitable representation in clinical research. The initiative, “Changing the Face of Clinical Research at Duke Through Community Outreach and Engagement,” is supported by a $2.65 million grant to the […]

The Christensen Family Center for Innovation in Duke University’s new Wilkinson Building provides state-of-the-art spaces and educational programs to teach students design skills through hands-on projects connected to the biggest challenges facing humanity and the planet. The center’s name honors the family of Clayton Christensen in recognition of its $5 million gift to the Pratt School of Engineering. The […]

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The Duke Endowment’s $10 million grant will support library’s first significant renovation since East Campus was built For first-year students living on Duke University’s East Campus, Lilly Library may be their first foray into academic research. The library and its staff help them understand how to make their way through the resources available to them […]

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