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The Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) builds on the reputations of The Fuqua School of Business and Duke University in general as a global leader in leadership training and research. COLE's activities are wide-ranging and provide numerous opportunities for involvement and learning to researchers, students and practitioners. From supporting academic research to developing new leadership electives for MBA students, offering cutting edge executive education courses and hosting the Fuqua School of Business & Coach K Leadership Roundtables and Summits, the center is at the forefront of leadership and ethics advancement. At Fuqua, the center serves as an umbrella for leadership activities within the school and a bridge to leadership and ethics efforts throughout the university by working closely with various groups to build on existing programs as well as in developing new ones. Through its broad, but focused set of activities, COLE strives to influence the way students, academics, corporations, governments, and non-profits think about business leadership and ethics in the 21st century.

Already $8.2 million over 7 years has been secured toward the $8 million to $10 million goal for the center. To strengthen the initial foundation of COLE and to secure the basis for long-term success, three endowed chairs have been established. Fundraising for the three chairs is now complete: The George C. Lamb University Chair in Ethics, The James L. Vincent Fuqua Chair in Leadership, and The Micheal W. Krzyzewski University Chair in Leadership.

There remain substantial additional opportunities for supporting the Center's operations. COLE has a number of exciting activities and programs that offer additional important opportunities for donors.

For more information on sponsorships, please contact Krista J. Bofill, COLE Director of Major Gifts.