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  • Duke Forward is on the road!

    Join us as Duke Forward travels across the United States and the globe in an extraordinary series of events to celebrate the progress of our $3.25 billion campaign—and what it means for the university

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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

  • 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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  • My Giving Story: Deliver a life-changing Duke education

    My Giving Story: Deliver a life-changing Duke education

    J.J. Yates ’50 has never asked for anything, not even a dime. Despite humble beginnings, he sought to create his own path and future with the hopes to share what he had with others someday. When Yates was 20 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in World War II and was stationed in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan.

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