Annual Fund
Annual Fund
Annual Fund

Every gift makes a world of difference.

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Giving to –

make the Duke experience possible.

The Annual Fund allows deans to be flexible and keep Duke nimble. They can 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 the last year, nearly 52,000 members of the Duke community added more than $41 million in flexible support! Explore all of the amazing things your contributions to the 16 school and area annual funds at Duke have made possible.

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Garden Rounds: With Sonali Biswas ’18

The School of Medicine Annual Fund makes many of Duke’s most transformative experiences possible for those training to be future leaders…

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Garden Rounds: With Sonali Biswas ’18
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Sustaining Fuqua's Diversity

Natasha Collins M.B.A.’96 has no doubt that her success today is because of the challenges she navigated and overcame during her Fuqua education. Now Senior Vice President, Market Planning and…

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Sustaining Fuqua's Diversity
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Investing in the Fuqua Brand

Hari Garhwal M.B.A.’12 hopes his philanthropy, combined with the gifts of other alumni, will ensure Fuqua’s base of support continues to grow for years to come. Co-founder at Garhwal, Chan &…

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Investing in the Fuqua Brand
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
Oliver Fajardo, School of Nursing student
Many Faces, One Duke: Oliver – School of Nursing

Because of your support of the School of Nursing Annual Fund, amazing students like Oliver Fajardo are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Oliver – School of Nursing
Garrett Perconti, a Duke Law student
Many Faces, One Duke: Garrett – Duke Law

Because of your support of the Law School Annual Fund, amazing students like Garrett Perconti are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Garrett – Duke Law
Francisco Jeria, a Sanford Student
Many Faces, One Duke: Francisco – Sanford School of Public Policy

Because of your support of the Sanford School of Public Policy Annual Fund, amazing students like Francisco Jeria are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Francisco – Sanford School of Public Policy
Alysha McFall, a Fuqua student
Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business

Because of your support of the Fuqua School of Business Annual Fund, amazing students like Alysha McFall are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business
Quentin Cui, a Nicholas student
Many Faces, One Duke: Quentin – Nicholas School of the Environment

Because of your support of the Nicholas School of the Environment Annual Fund, amazing students like Quentin Cui are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Quentin – Nicholas School of the Environment
Sinja Küppers, a student in The Graduate School
Many Faces, One Duke: Sinja – The Graduate School

Because of your support of the Graduate School Annual Fund, amazing students like Sinja Küppers are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Sinja – The Graduate School
Claire Holland, a Duke Divinity student
Many Faces, One Duke: Claire – Duke Divinity School

Because of your support of the Divinity School Annual Fund, amazing students like Claire Holland are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Claire – Duke Divinity School
Cassie Shriver, an undergraduate at Pratt
Many Faces, One Duke: Cassie – Pratt School of Engineering

Because of your support of the Pratt Annual Fund, amazing students like Cassie Shriver are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Cassie – Pratt School of Engineering
Alexis Zachem an undergraduate at Duke.
Many Faces, One Duke: Alexis – Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Because of your support of the Trinity College Annual Fund, amazing students like Alexis Zachem are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Alexis – Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Mahsa Taskindoust, a School of Medicine student
Many Faces, One Duke: Mahsa – School of Medicine

Because of your support of the School of Medicine Annual Fund, amazing students like Mahsa Taskindoust ’15 are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Mahsa – School of Medicine
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Renewing Christian Imagination for a Transformed World

With the support of a $12 million grant from The Duke Endowment, Duke Divinity has…

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Renewing Christian Imagination for a Transformed World
Building experiences that matter
Building Experiences That Matter

Experiences matter. They inform who we are and how we view the world. And they tell a story of how we interact with and relate to one another.

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Building Experiences That Matter
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New Endowment to Support Thomas Gerard Catena Lectureship

Lecture series will feature prestigious speakers at the intersection of theology, medicine, and culture.

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New Endowment to Support Thomas Gerard Catena Lectureship
Students engaging with design in Pratt's new First Year Design (FYD) Program.
'I Can Do This' — Duke’s First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy

Student surveys also show improved teamwork, communication and leadership skills.

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'I Can Do This' — Duke’s First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy
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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 51,700 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends gave to Duke’s 16 Annual Fund designations.