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Record Year of Philanthropic Support for Research, Student Support, Teaching and Learning

More than 94,800 donors gave $519 million in gifts in fiscal year 2020, to support financial aid, research, faculty support, education, patient care, campus transformations, and the student experience at Duke. This marks the second-highest fundraising total in Duke history, and the fifth consecutive in which the university received more than $500 million in philanthropic […]

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Duke University has been awarded $3.75 million to support arts education and programming for students, faculty and the community. The grant from The Duke Endowment, a private foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is supporting areas vital to the arts at Duke, including the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts), Trinity […]

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Duke University has received a $4.5 million award to embed full-time advising and academic support professionals in its residential quads to help undergraduate students better manage the demands of academia and life.

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Duke University has received a $1.5 million gift to expand and enhance behavioral health and wellness for Duke student-athletes, Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White announced today. The endowed gift from Danny Katz, a 1980 alumnus, and his wife Nancy, enables Duke Athletics’ Behavioral Health Department to expand its support for student-athletes. In recognition […]

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Yvonne Mowery, M.D., Ph.D., Butler Harris Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology, is one of many physician-scientists at Duke who credits the Duke University School of Medicine’s Strong Start Program for her career growth. A new $7.15 million gift from the Nanaline H. Duke Fund will help Duke continue to support early-career physicians who also conduct research, announced […]

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Current events and the global pandemic illustrate the critical role public policy research and education play in addressing national and international challenges. A $10 million award from The Duke Endowment will support Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, a national leader in public policy education and research, by funding graduate fellowships, professorships and strategic […]

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Duke University has received a $4.5 million grant to support the management of field-testing transformative sanitation technologies to improve public health, Ravi V. Bellamkonda, Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke, announced Thursday. The Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID) received the grant from the Bill & […]

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A $16 million grant from The Duke Endowment will amplify Duke University’s efforts to recruit diverse faculty and develop programming that enhances an inclusive environment, President Vincent E. Price announced Thursday. As part of Duke’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism Initiative, the grant allocates $10.5 million toward recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and $5.5 million to […]

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Originally published by the Pratt School of Engineering.  Duke University’s new engineering building, opening for classes in January 2021, will be named in honor of longtime supporters Jerry C. and Beverly A. Wilkinson and their family, President Vincent E. Price announced today. Jerry Wilkinson, a 1967 electrical engineering graduate and founder of the Wilkinson Companies, and […]

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Duke University has received a $5 million grant to bolster legal and scientific data-driven research at Duke Law School that specifically addresses criminal justice reform, President Vincent E. Price announced today. The grant from alumnus Derek Wilson, through the Wilson Foundation, will provide significant funding for Duke Law’s Center for Science and Justice to advance […]

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MEMS department and chair position named to recognize long-term contributions of former LORD Corporation chair Thomas Lord and president Donald Alstadt to the Pratt School of Engineering. Duke University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science will become the first department at the university to be named in honor of a benefactor, following approval by […]

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