HIGHLIGHTS OF GIVING:
BY THE NUMBERS
Private support provides the margin of
excellence that makes Duke a standout
among its peers. Philanthropic giving to
Duke in 2010-11 touched every area of the
university, providing vital support to all 10
of its schools as well as its top athletics
program, its world-class medical center, and
its treasured programs across the campus.
Students assemble on East Campus for their class photo.
CASH COMPARISION* (in millions)
Between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, Duke University received $349,657,667 in charitable gifts,
including cash, realized bequests, life income gifts, and gifts of property, securities, and retirement plans.
combination of new gifts
and pledges that will be paid
over multiple years—totaled
$436 million, a 45 percent
increase over 2009-10.
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* Industry accounting and reporting standards differ for development and general financial purposes. The university’s consolidated financial statements follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP),
which distribute private support among multiple revenue categories and include some pledges of future support. The $349.7 million cash total cited in this report reflects philanthropic cash receipts, which
Duke, like its peers, reported to the Council on Aid to Education. Pledges—promises of future support—are not included in these annual cash totals.