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Senior Giving Challenge Celebrating Mentors

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Make your senior donation of any amount to anywhere at Duke in honor of someone who has made a difference in your Duke experience.

  • Donors and their honorees will be invited to a spring Celebrating Mentors reception.
  • Honorees will receive a commemorative certificate with comments from the senior donor.
  • Donation amounts are private.

Learn why five students from the Class of 2017 chose to use their senior donation to honor those who made their time at Duke special in the videos below.

  • Dr. Kenneth Lyle & Namita Kansal '17
    "I absolutely loved taking his Chemistry Outreach class and learning from him ever since. He has taught me to be creative, hands-on, and excited to make a difference in my community. Best professor I've had at Duke!"
  • Jessica Emig & Avery Carmichael '17
    "Jess devotes herself to her students. She is a wonderful role model, showing Panhellenic women the importance of hard work, compassion and optimism."
  • Dr. Richard Rosa & Vania Ma '17
    "Working with him has radically transformed my way of reading, engaging, thinking about, and writing about literature. Few undergraduates—especially those studying humanities—are fortunate enough to enjoy such an extensive, intense, productive, and collegial academic experience, and I am honored to be one of these lucky few thanks to Professor Rosa!"
  • Lyndsey Garcia '17 & Zach Visco '17
    "I would not have graduated without him."—Lyndsey
    "This extraordinary woman is without a doubt one of the most inspiring individuals I had the chance to meet during my four years at Duke."—Zach
  • Dr. Deborah Gold & Claire Morton '17
    "Dr. Gold has been a mentor to me ever since our first meeting. Over the past two and a half years, she has been forgiving of my failures as well as celebratory of my successes. Without Dr. Gold at Duke, my experience would have been vastly different, and I truly believe, much less full."


Questions? Contact Heather Goolsby at 919-681-0423 or