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 […]READ MORE
The best experience I had at Duke was being in the first class of the first black professor at Duke. Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook became a mentor and good friend for life. He embodied what I loved about the South and did not allow the things we both hated to divide us. Fifty years later, he still inspires me to be a better person and certainly a better boss.READ MORE
Early in my career, after being at Deloitte only a few years, I began to realize that being involved in the local community was an important part of building a professional network. So I joined the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which awards grants to local nonprofit organizations.READ MORE
I hope that Duke can continue to nurture the concept of cross-disciplinary collaboration in the quest to solve critical local, national, and global problems. This innovative approach, when coupled with “outrageous ambitions,” will lead to successes that could not be achieved in other ways.READ MORE
As a young person, I participated in and supported organizations focused on ending the apartheid regime in South Africa, and I organized the fundraising effort of a student organization in my high school to sponsor a child in Burkina Faso.READ MORE
My parents taught me that when you believe in something or somebody you give whatever you can—mind, body, and soul (and wallet if possible)—in support.READ MORE
I hope we continue to inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, life-time learners, and visionary leaders to use their strengths to contribute to society.READ MORE