More donors than ever gave to Duke last year

Posted August 1, 2011 3:24 p.m. EDT

 Duke University

— A record 106,423 people donated money to Duke University in the fiscal year that just ended, the university announced Monday. The total –  $349,657,667 – was the third-highest in school history.

“Philanthropic support has played a critical role in making Duke the university it is today," said President Richard H. Brodhead in a statement. 

The largest single donor was the Duke Endowment, a Charlotte-based charitable trust established by university founder James B. Duke, which provided more than $40 million for the medical center, faculty initiatives, outreach programs and other uses.