“ In 2010-11, a record-setting
106,423 of you gave more than
$349 million to celebrate our rich
traditions, build on our strengths,
and enable us to take next steps
in many important directions.”
FROM THE PRESIDENT
WHAT MAKES DUKE SO INSPIRING? For me, it’s seeing the bright,
creative people who comprise Duke’s community turn ideas
into reality. That’s true both in Durham and very far-flung
locales. This past summer, during a three-week tour of Duke
projects and programs around the world, I witnessed the
astounding breadth and reach of our capabilities. From China
to Tanzania, Duke is doing work that matters and providing
our students with unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow.
But these opportunities wouldn’t exist without the support of
you, our donors, whose gifts enable us to aim high in education
and in service. In 2010-11, a record-setting 106,423 of you
gave more than $349 million to celebrate our rich traditions,
build on our strengths, and enable us to take next steps in
many important directions.
The following pages highlight some of these gifts, from an
Annual Fund contribution in support of financial aid, to a gift
that funded cancer research, to gifts in support of our signature
service-learning program, DukeEngage. The Duke Endowment
made the largest single philanthropic gift in Duke’s history, an
$80 million commitment to renovate West Union, and Page
and Baldwin auditoriums. This tremendous contribution will
allow us to transform Duke’s central common spaces, creating
rich new opportunities for community and engagement for
decades to come.
These gifts—your gifts—make all that we do at Duke
possible. They support our priorities and your passions.
They pay for today’s necessities and tomorrow’s ambitions.
For that we are profoundly grateful.
Thank you for your generous support and for all that you
do for Duke.
RICHARD H. BRODHEAD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 Highlights of Giving: By the Numbers
5 Giving That Enhances the Educational Experience
9 Giving That Advances Knowledge
11 Giving That Supports Faculty
13 Giving That Opens Doors
15 Giving That Enriches Student Life
18 Spotlight On: Gift Planning