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. […]

2017-18 Campaign Results

July 23, 2018

As the 2017-18 campaign comes to a close, we’d like to recognize the efforts of all 2,021 Duke colleagues that donated to Doing Good in the Neighborhood. The campaign raised a total of $629,384 this year, all of which will go directly to local schools, non-profits, and neighborhoods. To read stories about the work these […]

One week to go!

July 19, 2018

In just one week, the application window for Doing Good in the Neighborhood’s 2018-19 competitive grant process comes to a close. In order to be eligible for a grant, nonprofits must submit a Community Care Fund grant application which can be found here. To view more information about the grant process, eligibility requirements, application review […]

Nonprofits, Apply for a Community Care Fund Grant

June 19, 2018

This July, Triangle nonprofits are invited to apply for a Duke Community Care Fund grant. The Community Care Fund is a competitive grantmaking program funded by Duke employee donations to Doing Good in the Neighborhood, Duke’s year-round employee giving campaign. The application process is open July 1, 2018 through July 25, 2018 for nonprofits that […]

Emily K Center Prepares Durham Students for College

June 13, 2018

Jaylyn Barbee always dreamt of becoming a doctor, ever since his father passed away in 2007 from heart complications. But when Barbee arrived at Duke University as an undergraduate student last fall, he also developed a fascination with computers. He is currently pursuing a Duke degree in computer science, with hopes of one day tying […]

Duke Fuqua: A Culture of Giving

May 31, 2018

Smiles, laughter and the smell of sizzling burgers filled the kitchen of a local nonprofit as seven Duke Fuqua School of Business employees prepared a hot meal. Earlier this month, Duke Fuqua School of Business organized a summer Week of Service for its faculty and staff. On May 16, Fuqua staff member Amber Riley and […]

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 […]