Gifts by Credit Card
The IRS requires that credit cards be charged by midnight on December 31 for the donor to receive a gift receipt dated 2023. Mailed credit card gifts must be received at Duke Alumni & Development Records (ADR) and manually charged by December 28 for Duke to issue a gift receipt for 2023. Online credit card gifts may be made until midnight on December 31.
The use of wire transfers has fallen out of favor as the fees incurred by donors have become quite substantial. An electric transfer through the Automated Clearing House Network (or “ACH”) is often a more practical option. Please notify Alumni and Development Records at (919) 684-2338 after you have scheduled an electronic transfer. If you are trying to meet a deadline, you might also consider charging your gift to a credit card or mailing a payment through an express carrier. Note that IRS regulations stipulate that contributions sent by private carriers must be dated based on Duke’s date of receipt, whereas gifts sent through the US Postal Service can be dated based on the postmark date.
Gifts by Check
Mail your gift to the Office of Alumni and Development Records, where all charitable contributions to Duke University and the Duke University Health System are processed. Please make all checks payable to Duke University. You can use these mailing addresses: