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We make it easy to make a difference

Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood lets Duke employees donate 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
56 organizations in four counties
12 Neighborhoods in durham
9 schools in durham
4 Counties in North Carolina
6 Giving
areas

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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Creating “little stewards” for Ellerbe Creek

July 12, 2017

“Dirt!” “Humus?” “Clay!” Gathered around bags of top soil and sand, clear plastic cups, mason jars, and an orange water cooler, Eastway Elementary School third graders tested their knowledge of North Carolina soil. That Friday morning, Long Meadow Park was their outdoor classroom, and Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association staff were their teachers. Chris Sajdak, the…

Durham’s ‘Strong Fathers’ strengthen parenting and relationship skills

July 12, 2017

  Dan’s son called them “angry outbursts.” Too often, Dan’s anger would boil over when the stress and commotion that comes with being a separated father became too much to handle. Too often, Dan would get frustrated while simultaneously preparing dinner, trying to coax his daughter to do her homework and racing against the clock…

Duke employees make $51,000 donation toward Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

July 12, 2017

Replacing furnaces, tearing out moldy walls of homes and rebuilding livelihoods – The work continues in central and eastern North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016. To help with relief efforts in those regions, Duke staff and faculty visited the State Capitol in Raleigh on Monday and delivered a $51,000…