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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 […]


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 […]


Connections with people—profound and often unexpected—have made all the difference in the world to Melinda Gates. They defined her time as a student at Duke and have shaped her path to becoming one of the world’s most influential philanthropists. She and her husband lead The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which operates on one simple belief: […]


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