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    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: Jeannette Rinehart

    My Giving Story: Jeannette Rinehart

    Of all Jeannette Rinehart’s many interests, her most cherished pastime involves learning anything and everything about lemurs. Rinehart graduated from Duke University in 1951 and received a bachelor of arts in sociology. She moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, before the Duke Lemur Center opened in 1966.

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