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 2012-2013, 21% of gifts to the Fuqua Annual Fund were at the leadership level and made up 85% of the $3.8 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

Leadership Giving Levels

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.

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.

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. This group of individuals, many of whom are Duke alumni, possessed the vision and wisdom to realize the impact their investments would have on the future of this fledgling business school, and eventually, the influenace that the school would have on the future of management education. Without their leadership, what is now The Fuqua School of Business may have taken a very different course.

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.