Giving Opportunities

Duke Forward Campaign

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences has a goal of raising $435 million through the Duke Forward campaign, launched in 2012.

Categories for our fundraising priorities:

  • Financial aid for undergraduates and fellowships for graduate students
  • Faculty support - professorships, research support
  • New pathways - seed funding for research, teaching and research investments in global health, energy, and the brain sciences
  • Annual Fund

Focus Areas

  • Teaching innovations
  • Undergraduate research
  • DukeEngage and service-learning opportunities
  • Academic advising
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • The Arts

Downloadable campaign documents:

Ways to Give to Duke

The generosity of alumni, parents, corporate and foundation supporters, and friends helps us with our short-term needs and our long-term aspirations. Gifts to the Annual Fund help pay for laboratory microscopes, computer lab printers, academic programs, extracurricular activities, and more.

Gifts to endowment ensure the fiscal health of the university in the future. A portion of the endowment’s earnings are spent on current operations and for purposes specified by donors. The rest of the investment yield is returned to principal, where it can grow over the years. Our endowment permits Trinity College of Arts & Sciences to nurture innovative programs like Focus and DukeEngage that are Duke hallmarks.

It doesn't take a lot to make a big difference.

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Annual Fund Major Gifts
Endowed Professorships Trinity Parents Fund
Scholarships, Fellowships & Summer Support Gift Planning
Teaching Innovation Funds  

How Development Officers Make A Difference

Our tradition of excellence is built on the university’s endowment, whose growth has been overseen by the professionals of the Duke Management Company.

In addition, our professional development officers:

  •    build relationships with alumni, parents, and friends;
  •    qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors;
  •    educate constituencies on and off campus about the priorities of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences;
  •    serve as a continuing resource to prospects, donors, and development colleagues;
  •    serve as a liaison to the faculty and administration on development issues;
  •    manage the Trinity Board of Visitors.