2016-17 Campaign Results

Thanks to the 1,872 Duke colleagues who donated, the 2016-17 Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign raised $637,833 (expected amount) for local schools and non-profits. THANK YOU to our generous donors. Your support will make a real difference for schools, non-profits, health clinics and neighborhoods across the Triangle. As pledged at the beginning of the campaign, […]

2016 Community Care Fund grants awarded

The 2016 Community Care Fund grants have been awarded! A review team of Duke employees pored over 102 applications from outstanding non-profit organizations across the Triangle, and 46 non-profits will receive grants totaling more than $156,700. Non-profit applicants this year were asked to submit proposals meeting community needs identified as most pressing by our Doing Good […]

The Transformative Power of the Arts

Nestled in the historic Durham neighborhood of Walltown is the Walltown Children’s Theatre, founded in 2000 by Cynthia Penn Halal. For 16 years, Walltown Children’s Theatre has provided year-round performing arts instruction for young people: music, dance, theater, and so much more. Yet the mission of Walltown Children’s Theatre is not simply to offer arts […]

DGIN Employee Giving Campaign Will Support Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Fund

Our thoughts are with our neighbors in Eastern North Carolina as they face recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  We believe it is part of our shared responsibility as a community to aid in this recovery process. We want to respond swiftly and do our part to help our neighborhoods in need. The Doing […]

One Teacher’s Mission Possible

Carolina Musawwir doesn’t exactly take a break when summer comes around. In 2015, she created Peaceful Planet, an integrated summer reading program for rising second and third graders. It’s hosted at George Watts Elementary School, where Musawwir works as a teacher and literacy interventionist. “The summer months are the perfect time to provide extra instruction,” […]