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Impact: Philanthropy
students

Overall

In FY21, Duke Alumni Engagement and Development supported alumni and friends through hundreds of virtual programs, networking opportunities, ways to give back to students through advice and mentoring, and relevant communications that inspire and drive engagement.

By University-Wide Purpose

$517MillionOverall Total
 
$20Million
Campus
transformation
 
$16Million
Faculty Support
 
$133Million
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Fellowships
 
$203Million
Research
 
$97Million
Student Experience
 
$48Million
Other
The total includes cash gifts from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, and does not include pledges of future support or government contracts.
duke health​​

$189M

Amount donated to Duke Health

Annual Fund

$44M

amount donated to annual fund, A NEW RECORD TOTAL

52,431

number of annual fund donors

By Area, Unit, Schools

  Cash
athletics$41M
divinity school$33M
duke health system$4M
the fuqua school of business$17M
the graduate school$2M
law school$21M
libraries$8M
   
nicholas school of the environment$7M
pratt school of engineering$31M
sanford school of public policy$14M
school of medicine$183M
school of nursing$2M
trinity college arts & sciences$58M
other$96M

Duke Science and Technology

Duke Science and Technology is a signature effort to elevate excellence in the sciences at Duke. We envision a future in which our investments in team-based discovery science and technology will drive positive change for people and our planet.

$118.2M

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.

136

NEW Endowments

46

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. 

$133M

Financial aid, scholarships & fellowships

79

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.

11

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.

1,188

TOTAL PLANNED GIFTS

$105M

TOTAL VALUE

Totals By Source

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

$517 Million

Overall Total

29%

INDIVIDUALS

28%

INDIVIDUALLY INFLUENCED

18%

FOUNDATIONS

9%

CORPORATIONS

12%

THE DUKE ENDOWMENT

4%

OTHER GROUPS

57%

Total individual giving

43%

Total organizational giving

duke health

29,364

DONORS WHO LIVE IN N.C.

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56

U.S. STATES AND TERRITORIES WHERE DONORS ARE FROM

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78

COUNTRIES WHERE DONORS ARE FROM

Donors

With your help, the Annual Fund set a new record.

92,207

DONORS to Duke

36,632

Alumni Who contributed

5,579

Young alumni who contributed

8,618

Non-alumni parents who contributed

52,431

Annual fund donors