Alumni & Development

How to Give

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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. 

Matching Gifts 

Find out if a particular organization will match your gift.  

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 & Planned Gifts

Although outright gifts provide vital resources for the university today, deferred gifts help insure Duke Law School's future. Giving through estate plans or life income gifts may be particularly suitable for individuals who would like to provide significant support for Duke Law School but need income from their assets during their lifetime.


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