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DukeEngage Gift will Create Immersive Learning Opportunities

Janice Gault ’87, M.D.’91, P’24 designated a $1 million bequest to be split equally between financial aid and DukeEngage. The gift, when realized, will ensure Duke’s ability to attract and enroll the most promising students. It will also help support the university’s signature civic engagement program, which gives undergraduates the opportunity to tackle pressing issues through immersive learning experiences in communities around the world.

“I give to DukeEngage because I am blown away by the transformative experiences this program provides to Duke students,” Gault says. “Students return excited to explore new paths and potentially different career opportunities after their summer immersion. This truly fulfills Duke’s promise as a university for the world — not just for our students but for their potential to be change agents moving forward.”

Katie Becker ’17 credits DukeEngage-New York with influencing her career path and helping her find lifelong friends. Becker works as a bilingual program assistant at UNC School of Law, where she helps administer the law school’s 10 clinical programs that serve low-income North Carolinians. She interprets and translates on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients, including addressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“DukeEngage can open professional doors for students,” Becker says. “Through the Moxie Project, I got to have a meaningful, structured internship in New York City as a 19-year-old.”