Students on West Campus
Impact: By the Numbers
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Overall

For the fourth consecutive year, Duke has raised more than $500M. This momentum from alumni, parents and friends propels Duke and its mission to even higher heights

By University-Wide Purpose

$519MillionOverall Total
 
$16Million
Campus transformation
 
$33Million
Faculty Support
 
$115Million
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships
 
$197Million
Research
 
$104Million
Student Experience
 
$54Million
Other
The total includes cash gifts from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and does not include pledges for future support or government contracts.
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$144M

Amount donated to Duke Health

Annual Fund

$41M

amount donated to annual fund

51,757

number of annual fund donors

By Area, Unit, School

  Cash
athletics $53M
divinity school $17M
duke health system $5M
the fuqua school of business $19M
the graduate school $3M
law school $20M
libraries $8M
   
nicholas school of the environment $34M
pratt school of engineering $28M
sanford school of public policy $17M
school of medicine $137M
school of nursing $2M
trinity college arts & sciences $60M
other $116M

COVID-19 Funds

In the spring of 2020, the university swung into action to assist people affected by COVID-19. Contributing seed funding of $9 million, Duke launched three new philanthropic initiatives to help the most vulnerable members of our university and local communities.

Duke Student Assistance Fund
The Duke Student Assistance Fund helps alleviate the unexpected burden of student expenses such as airline tickets, temporary housing, food, employment loss, technology for online learning and more.  

Duke Health COVID-19 Response Fund
The Duke Health COVID-19 Response Fund addresses the needs of those impacted by the virus and accelerates coronavirus research.

Duke-Durham Fund
The Duke-Durham Fund provides assistance to local nonprofits, small businesses and community-based organizations, helping address the needs of residents, and assist in the recovery and renewal of our city.

$1.9 Million

Overall Total

Endowments

As a financial asset, endowments are a perpetual well of support for all areas of the university — from financial aid to professorships to capital projects, and more. Endowments at Duke ensure the long-term stability and success of the institution.

91

NEW Endowments

31

NEW Programmatic, faculty support & research Endowments

 

Financial Aid

Our institutional commitment to admit students regardless of their ability to pay brings the best possible minds to Duke. 

$115M

Financial aid, scholarships & fellowships

53

New endowed scholarships & fellowships

Faculty Support

Strengthening and retaining our pool of top scholars and talented professors helps Duke make groundbreaking discoveries and meet the aspirations of every student.

7

PROFESSORSHIPS

Planned Gifts

By creating a legacy gift, donors have made a lasting impact through bequests, retirement accounts and other testamentary support to advance the university.

1,180

TOTAL PLANNED GIFTS

$91M

TOTAL VALUE

Totals By Source

The world’s greatest university made possible by you. A snapshot of another exceptional year of giving.

$519 Million

Overall Total

32%

INDIVIDUALS

29%

INDIVIDUALLY INFLUENCED

16%

FOUNDATIONS

8%

CORPORATIONS

11%

THE DUKE ENDOWMENT

4%

OTHER GROUPS

61%

Total individual giving

39%

Total organization giving

By Location

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32,901

DONORS WHO LIVE IN NC

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56

U.S. STATES AND TERRITORIES WHERE DONORS ARE FROM

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85

COUNTRIES WHERE DONORS ARE FROM

Donors

We could not have done it without each and every one of you, the outrageously ambitious. Thank you for making more possible for the world and for Duke.

94,819

DONORS to Duke

46,157

Alumni Who contributed

5,990

Young alumni who contributed

7,249

Non-alumni parents who contributed

51,757

Annual fund donors