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Private philanthropic support is critical to the continued success of Duke Law School. Every gift counts, no matter how large or small.

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Cash Gifts

Checks should be made payable to "Duke Law School" with a note in the memo section specifying the designation of your gift. Please mail your gift to the following address:

Alumni & Development Records
Duke University
Box 90581
Durham, NC 27708-0581
(919) 684-2338
(919) 684-8527

Gifts of Securities – Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

For more information about how to make the following gifts, please email or contact Binta Watkins at (919) 684-2338.

Notify us of your plan to donate securities to Duke. 

Other Securities

Closely held stock, Subchapter S corporate stock, limited liability company interests and partnerships can sometimes be used to make a charitable gift. Any proposed gift of such assets should be reviewed with Duke University and the donor’s tax advisors in advance. An S corporation, limited liability company or partnership may also donate specific assets and the deduction will be divided among the shareholders or members.

Non-Stock Assets

Gifts of appreciated homes, farms and other real property can receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities – a full, fair-market value deduction and no tax on the capital gain. If debt-free property is donated to Duke, the gift is deductible at the property's appraised value. It is sometimes possible to donate a partial interest in property, such as a percentage of ownership or mineral rights.

Another way to support Duke Law School is through gifts of tangible personal property. If a gift is related to the charitable purpose of the university, which is generally very broad for educational institutions, the donor may be eligible for a deduction of the asset's full fair market value. Examples of gifts-in-kind include: artwork, special library collections, furnishings, computer software or hardware.

Legacy and Planned Gifts

A gift to Duke Law School can be part of a smart financial plan. Let the Law School development staff and the Office of Gift Planning at Duke University help you and your financial advisors develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well.

You can explore different gift plans in detail on Duke's Gift Planning website. If you have already established a planned gift for Duke Law School, please complete our legacy gift form so that we may properly thank you for your generous support and formally welcome you into the Heritage Society.

For more information, please call the Duke Law Alumni and Development office 919-613-7017.

Giving Opportunities

Memorial or tribute gifts: Any gift may be designated in memory or honor of a family member, friend or mentor.