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A Duke alumni couple has made a $10 million gift to Duke University to advance the humanities.

The gift will amplify the Schiff Family Humanities Fund, an endowment established by Beth York Schiff ’81, J.D.’85 and Jim Schiff ’81 in 2010 to support students and faculty pursuing humanistic studies that illuminate enduring questions and the complex challenges of our times. To honor the Schiffs for this gift and their record of support […]

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Duke University has received $5 million from Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger to expand and redesign the Nasher Museum of Art’s outdoor arts space. The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Sculpture Garden will create 270 degrees of walkable landscape for visitors, with accessible pathways and green spaces for community gatherings […]

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Duke University has received $5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the renovation and expansion of Lilly Library on the university’s East Campus, capping off years of planning and fundraising to bring the university’s first library into the 21st century. The grant from the Indianapolis-based private foundation is its second gift, following a lead gift […]

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Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) alumna Bettye Martin Musham has committed $8 million to the School to address the most pressing issues of wellness and prevention, to reduce health inequities, to develop community-based educational programs, and to transform health care delivery. Her gift is the second-largest donation by an individual in the School’s history […]

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DURHAM, N.C. — A partnership between Duke Health, Durham Technical Community College and Durham Public Schools has been awarded a transformative $29.5 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to establish an early college for high school students interested in pursuing health care careers upon graduation. The grant is one of 10 awarded nationally through Bloomberg Philanthropies’ […]

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More than 90,000 Duke University alumni and friends gave nearly $543 million in fiscal year 2023 to support research, faculty, financial aid, patient care, campus transformations, and the student experience. “I am deeply grateful to the alumni and friends worldwide who provide generous support to Duke,” said Duke University President Vincent E. Price. “As we […]

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The Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation has given $10 million to Duke University to leverage and extend the work of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. A nationally and internationally recognized leader in health policy, the center was founded in 2016 through an initial gift from the family foundation established by Robert J. Margolis […]

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Duke University has received a second $10 million award from The Duke Endowment for the renovation of its historic Lilly Library on East Campus. In 2020, The Duke Endowment gave an initial $10 million to support the renovation project. The university will preserve the library’s historic Georgian style while updating the building’s interior and exterior […]

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Duke has successfully completed an historic fundraising effort that will bolster undergraduate financial aid—the Lord 100 Challenge. The challenge galvanized Duke’s donor community to match financial aid gifts dollar for dollar, leading to a total of $100 million for undergraduate financial aid. “This philanthropic achievement allows Duke to maintain its promise that any deserving student’s […]

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The Duke Endowment has awarded Duke University $10 million to support the university’s pressing need for doctoral fellowships. “Graduate students play an integral role in shaping the intellectual community of the university,” said Duke University President Vincent Price. “As scholars in training, they produce pathbreaking research and inspire our undergraduates to consider graduate-level training as […]

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The Duke Endowment has awarded Duke University $10 million to support the university’s school of the environment as it addresses the most complex environmental problems confronting society today. “I am very grateful to The Duke Endowment for investing in The Nicholas School of the Environment and our extraordinary students and faculty, who are committed to […]

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