Doing Good Illustration

Duke’s employee giving campaign for the community

When Duke staff and faculty give together, we are sending a collective message that we support the communities in which we work and live.

Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood lets Duke employees make a gift in a variety of ways, including payroll deduction, to one or multiple giving categories. A total of $549,873 was raised during the 2016-17 campaign and supported 56 organizations, 12 neighborhoods, 9 schools and 4 North Carolina counties.

Explore these pages to learn how our gifts make a positive impact in our community. Through Doing Good, we fund new nonprofit projects, kindergarten readiness programs, affordable housing for local residents, and more.

By the Numbers: Contributions, Support, Progress
Employee Participation
Amount Raised
69 Organizations in four counties
12 Neighborhoods in Durham
10 Schools in Durham
3 Health clinics in Durham
6 Giving

Doing Good in the Neighborhood emphasizes donor choice, so you decide how your gift improves quality of life in Durham and the Triangle. Choose from any combination of six giving categories.

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3 Ways
to give

You can give to Doing Good in the Neighborhood three different ways.

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Duke Community Giving

Payroll Deduction

Through the Duke@Work employee self-service website, you can make a one-time or ongoing contribution to Duke Community Giving via payroll deduction. Go here to make changes under “Gifts to Doing Good in the Neighborhood.” Save your changes by clicking “Update Deductions” at the bottom of the webpage.

Duke@Work Website
Duke Community Giving

Credit Card or
Electronic Check

Through the Alumni and Development Records secure giving site, you can make an ongoing or one-time secure debit/credit card or electronic check payment to Duke Community Giving.

Duke Giving Website

United Way of the Greater Triangle

Through the United Way of the Greater Triangle's secure giving page, you can make an ongoing or one-time donation. You can elect to give through payroll deduction, credit card, or electronic check.

United Way Website
News & Updates
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Students Tackle the Alphabet at School Reading Academy

May 4, 2018

Duke’s Before and Afterschool Reading Academy occurs during the academic year at two Durham Public Schools locations – George Watts Montessori Elementary School and Forest View Elementary School – and receives funding from the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee giving campaign for classroom materials and teacher stipends. Here are snapshots from the program:…

Duke Credit Union Volunteers at Urban Ministries

April 19, 2018

  Duke Credit Union employees spent an afternoon at a different kind of bank as they sorted through boxes of food and hygiene donations and resupplied the shelves of a local nonprofit. This year marks Duke Credit Union’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, staff conducted a March donation drive and then delivered the items…

Robots Take Over E.K. Powe Elementary

April 17, 2018

  A sky-blue robot about the width of an Oreo cookie cruised along the classroom table. Six-year-old Emily grabbed the robot, named Ozobot, and placed it on a white piece of paper, where she had drawn thick lines with a brown marker. Ozobot immediately began tracing the marker lines, and Emily grinned. “I like it…