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Courtesy: Iron Dukes
Release: May 01, 2014
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Annual gifts to the Iron Dukes Varsity Club provide essential resources for Duke’s 26 varsity sports. In an increasingly competitive environment, current student-athletes depend on the support of former student-athletes, their parents / families, and fans to compete at an elite level.  Through the Varsity Club, donors can direct support directly to any of Duke’s  26 varsity sports.  The Varsity Club allows former student-athletes to continue to be a part of their team long after they leave Duke.

Former student-athletes have an important role to play on their team: becoming a Duke Athletics donor. After graduation, every former student-athlete is invited to become a member of the Iron Dukes Varsity Club as a way to honor their connection to Duke with an initial $250 gift to their team. Then, by making an annual gift each year to the Varsity Club - and increasing that annual contribution over time - former student-athletes gain the satisfaction of being a part of the winning team long after their days on the field. The impact of giving can continue to grow by adding a gift to the Iron Dukes Annual Fund each year to support student-athlete scholarships, or giving to one of the team’s individual projects. Beyond annual support, former student-athletes are also invited to consider a gift to establish a scholarship or for the comprehensive facilities plan. And former student-athletes can make the ultimate gift by including Duke Athletics in estate plans through bequests and other deferred giving vehicles. Once a Blue Devil, always a Blue Devil.