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    Your gifts to the campaign help ensure that the education, research, and programs you learned about during Duke Forward: On The Road continue.

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  • Focus On

    Duke Forward is creating lasting impact. The campaign focuses on priorities that both enable new ideas across campus and solve real world problems.

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  • Ideas That Move the World Forward

    Short, inspiring talks by some of Duke's most innovative thinkers, whose ideas are forging real change both locally and globally.

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My Giving Stories

  • Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

    Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

    David and Karen Cutcliffe share the inspiration behind their recent gift to create an endowment for the Duke Catholic Center.

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  • My Giving Story: Melinda Gates

    My Giving Story: Melinda Gates

    Connections with people—profound and often unexpected—have made all the difference in the world to Melinda Gates. They defined her time as a student at Duke and have shaped her path to becoming one of the world’s most influential philanthropists.

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  • Our Giving Story: Barbara and Fred Sutherland

    Our Giving Story: Barbara and Fred Sutherland

    The Access and Opportunity Challenge: Barbara ’75 and Fred ’73 Sutherland, along with The Duke Endowment other key donors, established a $20+ million financial aid matching fund that will leverage millions of dollars in additional gifts. This challenge aims to inspire new giving for financial aid and help Duke maintain its commitment to offering the most promising students access to a first-rate education.

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