Leadership Giving

Your leadership support is a public statement of confidence in the school and raises our reputation in the marketplace. It shows that Fuqua is a leader in business education and that our alumni take pride in the school. Your participation, as a leadership donor, also strengthens our momentum and encourages fellow alumni to step up and support the school.

While gifts of any size are important and appreciated, leadership donations account for the vast majority of Annual Fund dollars raised. In 2014-2015, 29% of gifts to the Fuqua Annual Fund were at the leadership level and made up 85% of the nearly $4.6 million raised. Leadership gifts ensure that the school has a reliable source of funding for:
  • Merit scholarships that attract the best and brightest students
  • Recruiting and retaining a world-class faculty
  • Programs that help students connect academics with practice

Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society

The Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society recognizes alumni and friends who make annual contributions totaling $1,000 or more to Fuqua. This society honors Dean Emeritus Tom Keller who, through his insightful leadership, recognized the importance of securing financial support to make Fuqua a top business school.

Upcoming Keller Society events:

  • October 16, 2015: Shanghai Dinner
  • February 9, 2016: Atlanta Reception
  • April 30, 2016: Reception at Fuqua Reunions 2016

Watch your inbox for invitations to these and other Keller Society gatherings.

Rex D. Adams Society

The Rex D. Adams Society recognizes individuals who have provided cumulative gifts to Fuqua totaling $50,000. This society honors former Dean and current Board of Visitors member Rex Adams who, through his leadership and continuing support, will leave a lasting legacy.

Isle Maligne Society Charter Members

Fuqua's Isle Maligne Society Charter Members are a special group of forty individuals who, in 1983, each pledged $25,000 to Duke University's Graduate School of Business, now known as The Fuqua School of Business. These Isle Maligne Society Charter Members possessed the vision and wisdom to make a significant impact on worldwide management education, the fledgling business school, and the future of Duke University.

Duke Giving Societies

Duke University recognizes donors in a number of different ways, including those who have supported The Fuqua School of Business. Visit the Duke Forward recognition page to learn more.