Nonprofits, Apply for a Community Care Fund Grant

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

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

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

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

  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 […]

Youth program CommUNITY Scholars empowers Durham students

  Six-year-old Harrison, ruminating over each word of “The Tortoise and the Hare” yellow storybook, glanced up at his counselor to shyly talk about the moral of the story. “It’s not always about how fast you go,” said Barbara Parker-Hayes, sitting next to him and holding the book. In the classroom, she goes by Mrs. […]

Durham and Duke neighbors dedicate Habitat home

Latosha McCauley held up her cellphone and snapped photos of her new, pristine white washer, dryer and microwave. Saturday was her first time seeing appliances in the kitchen and tan carpet in the three bedrooms of her new Habitat for Humanity home. Since last fall, about 200 volunteers, including 50 Duke students with the Duke […]

Nonprofits receive 2017 Community Care Fund grants

This fall, 58 Triangle nonprofits will receive a Duke Community Care Fund grant in order to expand their programs, buy supplies or start new projects. The Community Care Fund is a competitive grant-making program that is funded by Duke employee donations to Duke University and Duke University Health System’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. […]

Doing Good in the Neighborhood Blitz Raises $540,758

This fall, Duke employees have collectively raised more than half a million dollars for community nonprofits, schools and neighborhoods. Doing Good in the Neighborhood, Duke’s employee giving campaign, holds a fundraising blitz every October. The campaign invites Duke employees to make a financial contribution that benefits important organizations and innovative programs in Durham, Orange, Wake […]