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Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

David and Karen Cutcliffe share the inspiration behind their recent gift to the Duke Catholic Center

April 21, 2017 | by Audra Ang


Our Giving Story: David and Karen Cutcliffe

One of the ways to have an impact at Duke is by making a gift that will enable the university to thrive for generations to come. Head football coach of the Duke University Blue Devils, David Cutcliffe, and his wife, Karen, share the reasons why they chose to create an endowment for the Duke Catholic Center.

"We are required to give back in some kind of capacity because that's how you make a difference in the world," says Coach Cutcliffe. For this couple, making a gift to Duke is making an investment in the world. Watch this video to learn how impact and inspiration motivates the Cutcliffes to give.

 

 

To learn more about endowment gifts to Duke, please visit the endowment giving webpage or check out the online FAQ on endowment funds.

About the author

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Audra Ang Senior Development Writer

Audra joined the development communications team in August 2012. Her work includes writing and coordinating gift announcements, developing content for the Duke Forward website, and social media for the campaign. Before Duke, she spent 15 years as an editor and correspondent for The Associated Press in Seattle, New York, and Beijing. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in psychology and creative writing, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. She is the author of “To the People, Food is Heaven,” a memoir about reporting and eating in China. Audra, who grew up in Singapore, often consumes unseemly amounts of food at one sitting.

Audra Ang can be contacted via email or by phone at (919) 681-9473.

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