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make the Duke experience possible.

The Annual Fund allows deans to say “YES!” to innovation, research and ambition. Because of you, we have support for need-based financial aid, world-class teaching, hands-on learning and so much more. 

A collective difference

In 2018-19, members of the Duke community added more than $40 million in flexible support! Explore all of the amazing things you have made possible by supporting the Duke Annual Fund.

Kevin Cheng with his band Kirins performing as part of Duke’s 2020 Lunar New Year Showcase. February 7, 2020.
The Bright Sounds of Being Together

In a life where everything has come to a halt and a pandemic goes on, it’s hard to find the silver linings. Sometimes it’s only after sifting through the recent past that we realize that even this…

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The Bright Sounds of Being Together
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Go team! On research and innovation 

Bold innovation requires imagination, patience – and most importantly, teamwork.

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Go team! On research and innovation 
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Beloved chemistry mentor’s influence lives on

Chemistry is a creative discipline between biology and physics. For many students aiming to become scientists, it’s an exciting field.

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Beloved chemistry mentor’s influence lives on
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Experiential Learning for Young Engineers Starts With Design

Together, with the power of the Engineering Annual Fund, a large number of donors have aggregated their gifts to create monumental impact for new undergraduates.

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Experiential Learning for Young Engineers Starts With Design
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Making ministerial aspirations real

When it comes to making a difference in young peoples’ lives, it’s often hard to predict where a mentor can have the most impact.

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Making ministerial aspirations real
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Flexible support helps DIBS advance brain research

Michele Cascardi ’88, P’20, P’22, a new member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences External Advisory Board, understands that unrestricted support is especially important because it allows the…

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Flexible support helps DIBS advance brain research

This fiscal year, more than 57,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends gave to Duke’s 16 Annual Fund designations to make more possible.