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Release: March 14, 2007
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The mission of the Football Enhancement Fund (FEF) is to build a championship program by bringing together a team of donors to partner with Head Football Coach David Cutcliffe in his pursuit of excellence. Donors who make an annual gift of $7,000 or more to the FEF will be considered active partners and will receive exclusive benefits and an inside look at the Duke Football program. While the FEF will be annual in nature, it will also allow us to recognize donors who make endowment, capital project, and planned gifts. Your commitment to the FEF and Duke Football will allow our program to have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field with our competitors so that one day soon we can again be recognized as one of the nation's elite programs.

Annual Giving

Partners are asked to make an annual investment in the Duke Football program. Annual gifts to the Football Enhancement Fund will help provide for operational needs not covered in the annual budget.


Special Teams $100,000+
Wallace Wade
**$50,000 - $99,999
Bill Murray
$25,000 - $49,999

Mike McGee
$14,000 - $24,999
Eddie Cameron
$7,000 - $13,999


*Partners giving at the Special Teams level will also be recognized and afforded benefits as an Iron Dukes member at the full scholarship Cameron-Wade Society level
**Partners giving at the Wallace Wade level will also be recognized and afforded benefits as an Iron Dukes member at the $25,000 level


Endowment Giving

An endowment is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding, Endowment assets are invested, and each year a portion of the earnings is paid out for the purpose of the fund and the rest is used to build the fund's market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and can provide support for Duke Football in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Duke Football.  Naming opportunities begin at $100,000, and all Endowment gifts are payable over five years. Upon completion of Endowment gifts, partners must make a new commitment equal to or greater than the annual Eddie Cameron level.


$5,000,000   Head Coach 
$1,000,000   Full Scholarship or Assistant Coach  
$500,000      Half Scholarship 

$250,000      Restricted Scholarship 
$100,000      Partial Scholarship 


Capital Projects

The Football Enhancement Fund will also help finance football related projects. The importance of having great facilities is not only to recruit top student-athletes, but to enhance the game-day atmosphere for you, or supporters and fans. Future plans include the construction of a new indoor practice facility, extension of the turf and grass practice fields, construction of a new visitor's locker room and storage facility, and renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium which would include but is not limited to suites, club seats, etc. More information will be forthcoming.


Planned Giving

Have you included Duke Football in your estate plans?  Would you like to receive detailed gift illustrations that apply to your personal situation?  Let us help you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals.  A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. 








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