Create your legacy

  • Receive income as you give

    A life income gift provides future support for Duke while also providing a tax deduction and payments to you or your loved ones. Payments can be fixed, variable, or deferred.

    Learn more about life income gifts
  • Make an immediate impact

    Gifts of appreciated stocks, mutual funds, or real estate held for more than one year may provide special tax advantages. Donate these assets outright or use them to establish a gift that pays you income.

    Learn more about gifts of securities and real estate.
  • Plan for your future

    Including Duke in your estate plan may allow you to do more than you thought possible while achieving your own personal and financial goals. Gain potential tax savings and maintain access to your assets.

    Learn more about bequests and retirement plans.

Not sure where to start?

Our team of experts can work with you and your financial and legal advisors to develop a gift plan that meets your personal and philanthropic goals.

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Unwrapping gifts: bequests and retirement account designations
There are many reasons why so many alumni and friends make a planned gift to support Duke University. This video explains how a bequest or retirement account designation can have a significant impact on education and advancements at Duke.
3 items in your financial closet that would make great charitable gifts

Donating unused assets to charity can create a lasting impact at Duke.

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My Giving Story: Ron Temple

Ron Temple

Duke made Ron Temple ’90 a lifetime learner and an advocate for undergraduate and graduate education. His planned gift to support graduate fellowships is just one way he’s paying the university back.

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Calculate your gift benefits

Discover how your gift to Duke benefits the university, you and your loved ones.

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Gift planning at any age

With gift planning, everyone wins. Play a strategic hand, no matter your age.

Learn about multiple options for every life stage >>