About Seniors for Duke
Seniors for Duke is a student-led, year-long campaign dedicated to educate graduating seniors on the importance of giving back to Duke. Each gift, no matter the amount, helps move Duke forward! This campaign focuses on supporting the Duke Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund is comprised of thousands of unrestricted gifts made each year. Gifts are immediately put to work for the campus community, allowing Duke's leaders to say "Yes!" to starting new initiatives, providing increased need-based financial aid, upgrading equipment, and many other opportunities that impact the student experience. The Annual Fund is crucial for maintaining world-class educational experiences to help move Duke forward.
Seniors can designate their gift to any Annual Fund(s) they choose! This includes all 10 schools and other funds like the Duke Chapel, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Marine Lab, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Duke Libraries.
The senior year is a great time to begin a lifetime of giving back to Duke. Participation in the Seniors for Duke Campaign give you the opportunity to join two different giving societies:
The Cornerstone Society is comprised of the Duke Annual Fund's most loyal supporters. This society recognizes those who have made gifts of any amount for at least five consecutive years, or every year since their senior gift. As a Seniors for Duke Campaign donor, you would automatically become a "Lifetime" level member and will maintain that status as long as you give every consecutive year to the Duke Annual Fund.
The Student Leadership Society is comprised of Seniors for Duke Campaign donors who give $100+ to the Duke Annual Fund. These Seniors for Duke join the elite group of Annual Fund leadership donors and enjoy several member benefits, including a special edition 18-month calendar, recognition on the honor roll, and networking opportunities with the Young Alumni Development Council.
Leave Your Legacy
- Choose your Annual Fund designation(s)
- Choose your gift amount. We encourage you to consider making your gift of $20.17 to honor your class year. A gift of $100 will induct you into the Student Leadership Society
- You may also choose to honor a mentor at Duke by making your gift a Senior Honor
If you are intersted in becoming a leader of the Seniors for Duke Campaign Committee, please email Kelly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Kelly Smith at (919) 681-0388, email@example.com.