Last year, gifts from more than 60,000 Duke alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends added up to a record $36.5 million in flexible operating support to strengthen the Duke community. These gifts made possible many of the financial aid awards and fellowships, hands-on learning experiences, and faculty-mentored research opportunities available to our undergrad and graduate students.
Annual Fund gifts are different than Duke Alumni Association contributions? The Annual Fund directly benefits the current community of students and faculty, while the DAA supports alumni programming and activities on campus and in your area.
You may remember the feeling of arriving on campus for the first time as a student – the realization that this would be your home for the next several years.
This would be the place where you discovered fresh ideas, experienced new activities, conquered challenging classes, and formed lasting relationships. That was the moment you became a lifelong part of the Duke community – a community that shares a unique bond.
This April, many from the Duke community will once again feel the excitement of campus, and give back to their class gift as part of Duke Reunions 2016. More than 50,000 alumni and friends have given to their class campaign since the launch of Duke Forward. Their gifts not only honor the memory and richness of their own Duke experience, but also help to create the same excellence and community for students on campus today.