Your gift to the Annual Fund supports:
Scholarships that help us attract the best and brightest students. Only 28% of Fuqua's scholarships are funded through endowment, despite the fact that the school increased its scholarship budget by 72% from 2010 to 2018. Your support of the Annual Fund helps to fill the gap between endowment income and the scholarship expenditures that school makes.
Research and teaching by our world-class faculty. Ranked No.1 for intellectual capital by Bloomberg Businessweek (2008 - 2012), Fuqua has one of the most productive research faculties of any business school, and our research is making waves with both academics and practitioners.
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.
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
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.
Fuqua recognizes those making gifts of $1,000 or more annually with membership in the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society. Keller Society members are our most generous and passionate supporters, and we are deeply grateful for their investment in the school.
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.
At Fuqua, philanthropy begins before students turn the tassels on their graduation hats. Members of each graduating class at Fuqua commemorate their MBA, MMS or MQM experience by conducting a class gift campaign to support the Fuqua Annual Fund. Learn more about class gifts.