Gift Planning Stories

  • Our Giving Story: Father and son honor their Duke experiences through gifts

    Our Giving Story: Father and son honor their Duke experiences through gifts

    “For a long time, I had this gnawing feeling that there was something bigger and more impactful I could be doing in my life, that I could be changing the world,” he said. “I saw so much suffering when I was young. So many people did not have a real opportunity to live their best life. I never wanted to be that person who was just going through the motions of existing.” ...

  • Impact Story: Generations apart, two pediatricians share special link

    Impact Story: Generations apart, two pediatricians share special link

    Pediatricians Glenn A. Kiser, M.D., and Kathleen A. McGann, M.D. (pictured far right), worked decades apart, but they share a special connection. McGann is the first recipient of the Glenn A. Kiser and Muriel Kiser Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics at Duke, named for Dr. Kiser, a 1941 graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, and his wife.

  • Get expert gift planning insights on our blog

    Get expert gift planning insights on our blog

    Blueprints, Duke University’s Gift Planning blog, is a resource to help you navigate your personal and philanthropic future. You may be surprised to learn how many options you have and how big of an impact you can make.

Making a gift by including Duke in your long-term financial or estate plan is an important decision. It’s a decision that encompasses more than financial goals and tax benefits.

It’s about harnessing your passion to make a lasting impact on the people and places important to you.

Whether you want to endow a scholarship for future students or give a boost to a particular program, planned gifts provide meaningful support to Duke while helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals.

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Duke offers a range of imaginative giving strategies that allow you to maximize tax advantages and financial flexibility. You could make a bigger impact than you thought possible.

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THE IMPACT OF PLANNED GIFTS AT DUKE

Planned gifts have been directly responsible for some of Duke’s most significant advances, including the transformation of Trinity College into Duke University in 1924 thanks to an estate gift from James B. Duke.

Since then, generations of donors have left their own legacies at this special institution. These gifts touch every corner of campus by:

  • providing scholarships for thousands of deserving students,
  • funding groundbreaking discoveries in science and medicine,
  • the most dynamic scholars to our faculty,
  • and much more.

In the last 40 years alone, generous donors have given nearly $400 million given to Duke through estate gifts ranging in value from $100 to $31 million.

Your support empowers Duke to continue to take advantage of opportunities that strengthen the Duke community for generations to come.

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Our professional team of gift planning experts can help you find the best option to bring your love for Duke to life. Contact us today.