More donors than ever gave to Duke last year
Posted August 1, 2011 3:24 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — 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.