Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Duke University raises $441.8 million - setting a yearly record

More Information


DURHAM Duke University hit a fundraising record in the fiscal year that ended June 30 with $441.8 million in donations – a jump of 7.5 percent from the previous year, the university announced Monday.

The increase comes as Duke continues a multi-year campaign, with the goal of raising $3.25 billion by June 30, 2017. So far, the drive has reached $2.17 billion in contributions.

Among the largest gifts in the past year were $30 million for the Pratt School of Engineering from alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson and $15 million from the Marcus Foundation for research involving cord blood cells in the treatment of autism, stroke and brain disorders. Other major gifts supported a new dining pavilion, a renovated student union and graduate school fellowships.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More
CharlotteObserver.com