In this problem-focused, campus-wide initiative, students are gaining a rich, multifaceted understanding of global issues through innovative courses and other cross-disciplinary learning opportunities that represent the best of Duke. This enhances their work in project teams, the keystone of Bass Connections. In these small teams, students of all levels—from undergraduates to postdoctoral fellows—are working with faculty and outside experts to conduct cutting-edge research and create outcomes that make a difference in the world.
Anne and Robert Bass are the visionary philanthropists who launched Bass Connections through a $50 million gift, including a generous $25 million matching gift challenge to encourage other Duke friends and alumni to help shape this transformational program.
Bass Connections has seen a steep rise in demand and is fast becoming a cornerstone of the Duke experience. We need more donors to help us sustain the initiative’s momentum and build it to its full potential—setting Duke apart among top universities. The Basses will match one dollar for every two dollars you contribute (a 1:2 match) in endowment or expendable gifts starting at $100,000. This is an extraordinary opportunity to multiply the impact of your generosity.
Your investment will help Duke educate a new generation of versatile leaders who are adept at working in diverse teams to solve today’s—and tomorrow’s—global problems.
Explore the many ways Duke students are making a difference locally and globally through Bass Connections.