First of all, thank you for donating!

Second of all, employees who would like to give to any of these categories – Health, Youth Empowerment, Neighborhoods, Schools and Community Care Fund – can donate to Doing Good in the Neighborhood year-round. Staff and faculty can give through payroll deduction or through the Duke giving website.

The United Way of the Greater Triangle giving portal is only open during the campaign kickoff, which will be Oct. 1-31, 2017. Employees can make a one-time gift to United Way or set up a United Way payroll deduction during that time period.

Employees who give $1,200 or above to the campaign become members of the Duke-Durham Leadership Giving Society.

The Society celebrates the long-standing connections between Duke and Durham, and each leadership giving level is named after an influential Duke/Durham pairing.

Duke-Durham Leadership Giving Society members are extremely important to the schools, nonprofits and neighborhoods who ultimately receive the funding. And besides “Doing Good,” there are additional perks – Leadership Giving Society members receive gifts at certain giving levels and are invited to exclusive Duke social events.

The United Way giving portal is linked to an employee’s Shibboleth login, which means employees will have to enter their Duke netID and password in order to access the portal.

If you log into the United Way giving portal homepage and there is no activity on the page for a while, meaning you haven’t clicked a link, entered new information or made a donation, you may have to log out and try signing in again.

If you’re still experiencing technical difficulties, please call April Dudash with Doing Good in the Neighborhood at 919-668-1967.

  • When Duke staff and faculty give together, we are sending a collective message to Durham and our region that we support the community in which we work.
  • We know Duke employees lead busy lives, so Doing Good in the Neighborhood does the work for you – Campaign staff members research, vet and award grants to organizations in our community that need the funding for strong and innovative projects.
  • The immediate need for funding is real. For example, in 2016, Doing Good in the Neighborhood received 103 grant applications for just one giving category, the Community Care Fund. The Community Care Fund grant applications nearly doubled from the year before (2015).

Yes, your donation to Doing Good in the Neighborhood is tax-deductible.

For payroll deduction donations to DGIN’s Duke Community Giving categories (Community Care Fund, Health, Neighborhoods, Schools, Youth Empowerment), Duke’s Alumni & Development Records office sends out yearly tax receipts for all donations in early January. For one-off gifts made through, receipts are sent as soon as the gift has been processed.

For donations through the United Way of the Greater Triangle giving portal, United Way issues printed tax receipts for all one-off gifts over $250 if United Way has the employee’s home mailing address. The employee can provide/update his or her home mailing address in their United Way account profile information. If the employee is making a payroll deduction gift to United Way, United Way does not issue tax receipts for payroll deduction donations. Duke employees can use a pay stub or another piece of documentation (such as an acknowledgement receipt, a screenshot of the donation, copy of a pledge form, etc.) as proof of their gift for tax reporting purposes.


Community members may donate to Duke’s work in the Durham community through the Duke-Durham Fund. All donations to the Fund go directly into the community in the form of grants to local schools, nonprofits and neighborhood associations.

Visit and search for Duke Durham Fund. Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions about the Duke-Durham Fund, please contact Lou Rollins, Director of Special Projects for the Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs, at

Duke University covers the cost of campaign administration, so no administrative fees are deducted from donations to the Health, Neighborhoods, Schools, Youth Empowerment and Community Care Fund categories. An administrative fee of 14% is deducted from donations to United Way of the Greater Triangle. This fee supports the United Way’s work to coordinate volunteers and support for communities in need.