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Duke’s employee giving campaign for the community

Duke employee contributions and volunteer efforts support affordable housing for local residents, disaster relief work, community health clinics, early childhood learning, and more.  During the 2017-18 campaign, employees raised a total of $629,364 for local nonprofits, schools and neighborhoods. Explore this website to learn how employees’ gifts and volunteer work make a positive impact in our community.

We aspired to raise $650,000 in the 2018-19 campaign, and our Duke family has responded in force. Counting all pledges and gifts, we are on track to raise more than $680,000 by the end of June 2019! Join us now in reaching our new goal of $700,000.

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

By the Numbers: Contributions, Support, Progress
Employee Participation
Amount Raised FY 2018-19
69 Organizations in four counties
12 Neighborhoods in Durham
10 Schools in Durham
3 Health clinics in Durham
7 Giving

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

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Ways to give

There are multiple ways to make a monetary gift to Duke Doing Good.

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Through the Duke@Work employee self-service website, you can make a one-time or ongoing contribution via payroll deduction. Go here to make changes under “Gifts to Doing Good in the Neighborhood.” Make sure to click the red “Save Changes” button when you're done.

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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.

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Addressing food inequity and building strong communities can start at your local farmers’ market

January 30, 2019

  Farmer Foodshare and Duke University have an ever-growing relationship. With help from employee donations to Duke’s Community Care Fund, Farmer Foodshare is able to help community members gain access to healthy, nutritious food. Farmer Foodshare is not your typical nonprofit. It is considered an engine of social innovation, working to remove barriers that prevent…

The 2018 Doing Good in the Neighborhood Blitz Raises $265,727

November 15, 2018

  Each year during the month of October, the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood fundraising blitz collects donations from Duke employees to support organizations working to improve the quality of life in the Triangle. This fall, 1,973 employees raised $265,727, and, counting pledges, expect to raise $644,558 by July 2019. Employees choose from seven…

New Emergency Response Fund

September 17, 2018

Our thoughts are with our neighbors across North Carolina as we begin to see the extent of the damage from Hurricane Florence. In 2016, we responded in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and collectively raised $51,000 through Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood. We are again in a position to help our fellow North Carolinians.…