Annual Fund

The Fuqua Annual Fund ensures that Fuqua can innovate at the speed of business while maintaining a solid academic foundation, helping us prepare our students to be leaders now and throughout their future careers.

Your gift to the Annual Fund supports:

  • Scholarships that help us attract the best and brightest students. Only 39% of Fuqua's scholarships are funded through endowment. Your support of the Annual Fund helps to bolster our scholarship pool. In fact, in 2012-13, we surpassed our $3 million Annual Fund goal by 37%, enabling us to earmark an additional $800,000 for merit scholarships.
  • Research and teaching by our world-class faculty. Once again, Fuqua's faculty was ranked #1 in intellectual capital—a measure of their research productivity—in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2012 ranking.
  • Innovative programs that connect academics to practice. For example, students participating in the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum have the opportunity to engage in long-term consulting projects with companies and nonprofit organizations under the guidance of faculty. In 2012-13, more than 120 students completed a consulting practicum.

Help us meet our $4 million goal for 2013-14 by making your gift today!

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts from your employer are a great way to double (or even triple) the size of your gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund. To find out if your company matches gifts to Fuqua, consult Duke's company matching gift search engine.Your company's human resources department should have specific details on matching criteria.

Timing Your Gift

Fuqua's fiscal year runs July 1 through June 30. Many alumni choose to make gifts closer to the end of the calendar year in order to take advantage of IRS tax benefits. However, your gift to the school is welcome at any time.

Multi-year Pledges

Making a multi-year pledge allows you to declare your support of Team Fuqua over several years and allows the dean to anticipate cash flow beyond this fiscal year. For example, you may choose to pledge $10,000 payable in installments of $2,000 per year for five years.

Reunion Giving

Reunion giving can be shown in two ways. First, you can support Team Fuqua by serving on your reunion committee. By doing so you can inspire your classmates to support the school financially and return for reunion weekend. Second, it is a great time to recognize the role that Fuqua has played in your life, by giving a gift to the Annual Fund.

Class Gifts
At Fuqua, philanthropy begins before students turn the tassels on their graduation hats. Members of each graduating class at Fuqua commemorate their MBA or MMS experience by conducting a class gift campaign to support the Fuqua Annual Fund. Learn more about class gifts.