Gift Planning

Act now to make an impact at Duke and receive a fixed income for life.

As of July 1, 2022, Duke has increased payout rates from new charitable gift annuities to you and your loved ones. Download our 2022 Charitable Gift Annuities Guide to learn more.

Create your legacy

RECEIVE INCOME AS YOU GIVE

RECEIVE INCOME AS YOU GIVE

A life income gift – such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust – provides future support for Duke while also providing a tax deduction and payments to you or your loved ones. Payments can be fixed, variable or deferred. 

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MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT

MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT

Gifts of appreciated stocks, mutual funds or real estate held for more than one year may provide special tax advantages. Donate these assets outright or use them to establish a gift that pays you income.

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PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE

Including Duke in your estate plan may allow you to do more than you thought possible while achieving your own personal and financial goals. Gain potential tax savings and maintain access to your assets in case you need them.

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Take advantage of increased gift annuity payout rates

Receive a fixed income for life while supporting Duke’s future with a charitable gift annuity.

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Our Giving Story: Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith

Duke alumni Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith remind us what it means to seek comfort and community from the places we call home.

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Calculate your gift benefits

Discover how your gift to Duke benefits the university, you and your loved ones.

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Blueprints

Duke’s gift planning blog features insights, charitable planning news and stories of inspiration to help you plan for your future.

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Not sure where to start?

Our team of charitable giving professionals can work with you and your advisors to develop a gift plan that meets your personal and philanthropic goals.

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Blueprints

Duke’s gift planning blog features insights, charitable planning news and stories of inspiration to help you plan for your future.

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Unwrapping Gifts

Explore our gift planning videos to discover the benefits and impact of planned gifts to Duke.

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