Duke sets another record for donations

Duke University has received a record amount in donations for the second year in a row, campus administrators said Monday.

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DURHAM, N.C. — 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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