What is Seniors for Duke?
Donations to the Senior Gift support the Duke Annual Fund, which provides operating dollars to programs across the university. Annual Fund gifts help pay for financial aid grants, technology upgrades, faculty salaries, service-learning projects, research stipends, curricular enhancements, and much more.
Seniors are encouraged to make a gift $20.17 in honor of their graduation year. Start saving at the beginning of the year, and little by little you will have that $20.17. Remember, all gifts are welcome and much appreciated - $5, $10, $15, or even higher!
Seniors who give $100 or more to the Duke Annual Fund are eligible for membership in the Student Leadership Society. Learn more about the Student Leadership Society.
How will the money be used?
You decide! You can designate your individual gift to any of Duke's 10 schools or to the Duke Chapel, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Marine Lab, the Nasher Museum of Art, or the University Libraries.
Does everyone give?
Last year, gifts from nearly 59,000 Annual Fund donors added up to just over $36 million in vital support for the university. These gifts came from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of Duke.
How do I make a gift?
You can give online or in person. It's fast and easy!
You can make your Senior Gift by credit card or by FLEX.
- In person
Make your gift at any Seniors for Duke sponsored event.
Want to write an actual check? If so, make it out to "Duke University," write "Seniors for Duke" or the school of your choice in the memo, and mail it to:
Alumni and Development Records
Durham, NC 27708-0581
What is the deadline to give?
In order for your gift to count towards the Senior for Duke Gift total and the Class of 2017 participation rate, you must give by June 30, 2017.
How many seniors gave last year?
Class of 2005 69%*
Class of 2006 61%
Class of 2007 66%
Class of 2008 53%
Class of 2009 69%*
Class of 2010 55%
Class of 2011 48%
Class of 2012 40%
Class of 2013 46%
Class of 2014 39%
Class of 2015 32%
Class of 2016 32%