Building the next generation of Duke leaders

Duke Next G.E.N. Leadership Council (DNLC) is an exclusive, volunteer leadership community of Duke’s undergraduate alumni from the last 15 years. Through philanthropic education and volunteer engagement, DNLC strives to increase Annual Fund dollar and donor numbers each year from the young alumni community to help establish lifelong relationships with Duke.

Members of the Classes of 2009 – 2023


  • Giving requirements to the Duke Annual Fund(s) of your choice:
    • 1st – 4th year after graduation: minimum $500 per year
    • 5th – 9th year after graduation: minimum $1,000 per year
    • 10th – 14th year after graduation: minimum $2,000 per year
    • 15th year after graduation: minimum $3,000 per year

*Note: Young alumni of any age who are currently enrolled in a graduate program may remain members at the $500 per year donation level.

  • Participate in outreach parties around Giving Tuesday and LDOC with fellow DNLC members, and choose at least one of the following opportunities:
    • Recruit fellow alumni to join DNLC
    • Personal outreach on your own time
    • Co-author an email to your class or provide a testimonial of why you give to the Duke Annual Fund
    • Host a small event in your area (with Duke support!) to share why you give to Duke
    • Bring potential DNLC members to events in your region
    • Volunteer with another Duke volunteer organization (AAAC, Regional Board, Reunion Committee, etc.)


  • Receive exclusive invitations to DNLC specific events each year in strategically chosen locations, or virtual gatherings, that all members are invited to attend
  • Access to an exclusive network of fellow alumni who also care for and support Duke
  • Opportunities to network with top Duke administrators, faculty, and fellow Duke alumni and parents
  • Exclusive community building opportunities including donor and volunteer events
  • Personal contact with Annual Fund staff members who can assist with Duke matters
  • Leverage DNLC membership as a launching point for other leadership volunteer roles at Duke
  • Opportunity to serve on the Duke Next G.E.N. National Board

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Want to Get Involved? Have Questions?

Contact our office for more information.

Grace West
Director of Next Generation Philanthropy
(919) 681-0433