OUR GOAL: To raise $15 million to support the Duke Law School Annual Fund.
The Duke Law Annual Fund, which raised $2.33 million last year, provides the necessary resources to move Duke Law School forward – as a leader in legal education, in the legal profession, and in our community, nation, and world. Gifts to the Annual Fund allows us to respond quickly to emerging needs and opportunities within the School. Supporting the Annual Fund provides Duke Law the ability to award scholarships to deserving students; attract and maintain an outstanding faculty by supporting their teaching and research efforts; and enrich our academic and clinical programming.
Does every gift make a difference?
Small gifts add up to big results. Think about this: Your Annual Fund gift was combined with similar gifts from your friends and classmates to total $2.33 million last year. We would need almost $50 million in endowment to be able to generate that much spendable income!
Participation is key to sustaining and growing the Annual Fund. A gift to the Annual Fund – of any amount – helps the Law School reach its participation goal. Participation is important because it sends a message to potential students and funders that Duke Law School graduates appreciate the degree they received at Duke. Participation also inspires other classmates to give and helps alums and friends feel connected to the Law School.
Duke Law Annual Fund 2011-12