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Invest in Student-Athletes

Courtesy: Iron Dukes
Release: April 10, 2014
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As operating expenses continue to grow, Duke must compete at a high level on the uneven playing field that is collegiate athletics. Duke Athletics currently operates with approximately a $72 million annual operating budget for 26 varsity teams. Now is the time to meet these urgent needs and position Duke University for long-term competitive success. Growing our endowment designated to scholarships is vital to advancing all of our priorities in Duke Athletics, and we invite named scholarship donors to campus each year to meet their student-athletes at our scholarship celebration. With increased endowment support, funds can be otherwise directed to our programs, coaches, recruitment efforts, and facilities.

As the cost of Duke tuition continues rise so does the gap between endowed scholarships and what it would take to become fully endowed. This gap in 2013-2014 academic year totaled $260 million. By endowing a scholarship, you can help close this gap and help Duke Athletics to continue building champions.

“I am truly grateful for the gift of my scholarship, as it has enabled me to fulfill my dreams as an athlete while attending a top tier university. This scholarship has provided me with experiences that I will cherish and carry with me for the rest of my life.”

-CJ Costabile, T’12 National Champion, All ACC