Your gift to the Annual Fund supports:
Scholarships that help us attract the best and brightest students. Over 80% of scholarships are funded by the Fuqua Annual Fund and operating funds. Your philanthropic investment in education helps keep us competitive in bringing together diverse, intellectual cohorts of students each year.
Research and teaching by our world-class faculty. Fuqua has one of the most productive research faculty in the world—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.
Make giving to the Fuqua Annual Fund easy by setting up a recurring gift. You can choose for your gift to recur monthly, quarterly or annually. With a gift of just $209 per month, you will qualify for membership in the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society!
Starting July 1, 2021, donors making annual gifts of $2,500 or more will be recognized in the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society. Students and recent graduates up to four years post-graduation will be able to join the Keller Society with a minimum gift of $1,000. Keller Society members are our most generous and passionate supporters, and we are deeply grateful for their investment in the school.
At the core of reunion is a celebration of a major life milestone: your graduation from business school. In honor of this great accomplishment, we invite you to commemorate the role that Fuqua has played in your life by giving a gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund. You may also support Team Fuqua by serving on your reunion committee. By doing so, you can inspire your classmates to support the school financially and participate in reunion events in person or virtually.