Ways to Give
The Iron Dukes operates on a pledge system. This allows our members the opportunity to make a pledge and then honor that pledge in installments throughout the fiscal year.
Please note that all annual pledges for the 2016–17 year must be paid in full by June 25, 2017.
- To make renewing your Iron Dukes membership more convenient, we have an automatic pledge renewal program from fiscal year to fiscal year. We will automatically rollover your current year pledge to the following fiscal year.This program keeps your account active and up-to-date with minimal effort while eliminating your need to keep up with our fiscal year. If you would prefer to opt out, please check the appropriate box on your 2016-17 pledge card.
- We do accept and appreciate multi-year pledges. A multi-year pledge can help you keep track of your giving, cut down on annual solicitations, and ensure that you continue your support.
Cash, Check, or Credit Card
The most common ways to give to Duke Athletics are through cash, check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Duke University. You can pay online with a credit card or e-check at www.gifts.duke.edu. You can also utilize one of our convenient monthly payment plans by contacting the Iron Dukes office at (919) 613-7575.
Please consult the benefits office at your place of employment to see if you are eligible for their matching gifts program. You can also find out if your organization will match your gift at www.matchinggifts.com/duke. In order to keep in strict compliance with our matching partner’s program requirements and to avoid jeopardizing future matching donations, Duke will be filing all matching claims for Iron Dukes donations at 80% of the total payment received. Please remember, you must file the matching gift claim with your company.
Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds held for more than one year can provide special tax advantages. For more information or to fill out a notification form, please visit www.giving.duke.edu/stock. Additionally, gifts of real estate may be accepted pending approval by the university. For more information, visit www.giving.duke.edu/realestate.
While outright gifts provide vital resources for the university today, deferred gifts help to shape and strengthen Duke’s future. Find out more about deferred and planned gifts through the Iron Dukes Heritage Society.
Donor Advised Funds & Private Foundations
You may support Duke Athletics through contributions from your donor advised fund or your private foundation. However, federal law prohibits use of gifts from a donor advised fund or private foundation if tangible benefits, such as priority consideration for the purchase of tickets, are received. If you would like to support the Iron Dukes and waive any benefits you would receive, please indicate your desire to waive such benefits in correspondence included with your contribution.