Duke sets another record for donations

Posted August 11, 2014

— Duke received more than $441 million between July 2013 and June 30. That's $30 million more than the previous giving period. The number of donors also increased by more than 1,800.

All gifts count toward Duke Forward, a seven-year fundraising campaign that supports Duke's 10 schools. The campaign has reached $2.17 billion of its $3.25 billion goal.

"On behalf of the university, I want to express how grateful we are for the extraordinary support we’ve received this year,” President Richard H. Brodhead said in a statement. “The generosity of Duke alumni and friends expands the potential of what Duke can do – creating transformative opportunities for our stellar faculty and students and providing resources for them to continue engaging with global problems.”

The single-largest gift in 2013-14 came from alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson. The couple donated $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education.


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  • iopsyc Aug 12, 2014

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    You missed the phrase "need based aid" huh?

  • glarg Aug 12, 2014

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    Yet some children of doctors need to turn to the video industry to make ends meet.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 11, 2014

    Apparently the economy isn't hurting everyone...

  • iopsyc Aug 11, 2014

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    Are you aware that Duke also offers a great deal of financial aid for those that need it? In fact, 45% of Duke's undergraduates get need based aid.

  • Brandon White Aug 11, 2014
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    I agree with MEP, because you know full well, it will not be used to reduce the obscene amount they charge for tuition either.

  • Anita Woody Aug 11, 2014

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    It's a private institution. They don't need to be transparent except to meet the minimum requirements of the law.

  • Maurice Pentico Jr. Aug 11, 2014
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    Dont worry folks... Duke will NOT be passing any of this money along to its employees. It will go towards building more facilities, fewer parking lots, and "somehow" just get spent. Transparency is not a big concern for the board of trustees at Duke. Look it up.....