Endowments and Capital Projects

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Release: June 04, 2020
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An endowment is one of the most powerful ways to help Duke Athletics—your gift establishes an enduring legacy that will benefit Duke student athletes in perpetuity. Approximately 30% of Duke Athletics scholarships costs are covered by endowment income. Gifts of endowment provide current revenue and investment growth across generations, assisting Duke now and far into the future. Endowment level gifts ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000+ provide long-term sustainability for our athletic programs by funding scholarships and providing additional operating support.


Director of Athletics $5,000,000
 Men's Basketball Head Coach (Reserved) $5,000,000
Football, Women's Basketball Head Coach $5,000,000
Olympic Sport Head Coach  $2,000,000
Fully Endowed Athletics Scholarship $1,500,000
Name Restricted Athletics Scholarship $300,000
Name Unrestricted Athletics Scholarship $100,000
Operating Fund $100,000+

Make A Planned Gift

While outright gifts provide vital resources for the University today, deferred gifts to Duke Athletics can help shape Duke's future. Including Duke Athletics in your estate planning is a terrific way to make an impact while simultaneously improving your Iron Dukes priority. For more information on the different forms of deferred or planned gifts visit giving.duke.edu/gift planning. If you have Duke Athletics in your estate plans, please contact us at 919-613-7575 to ensure your wishes are followed.

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Capital Projects

To continue the quest for excellence both in the classroom and in competition, Duke must continue to enhance facilities to meet or exceed the modern standards of an elite athletics program without compromising our history and tradition. Philanthropic gifts, above and beyond Iron Dukes Annual Fund support, make possible these first-class facilities. By making a significant gift to support a capital project, you will personally transform the future of Duke Athletics and impact the Duke Athletics experience. Naming opportunities are available by visiting www.irondukes.net/namingopportunities.

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