Katharine Buchanan
Associate Dean, Alumni & Development

Kate Buchanan A.B’92, J.D., leads the Duke Law School Alumni and Development Office, which manages the school’s alumni relations and fundraising programs.  These programs include major and principal gift fundraising; annual giving; alumni relations; stewardship; and advancement services.  She also oversaw the Law School’s portion of Duke University’s $3.25 billion Duke Forward Campaign, a seven-year campaign that began in 2010 and concluded June 30, 2017.  The Alumni and Development Office raised over $132 million in support of the Law School during the campaign

Prior to her current role, Kate served as Assistant Dean for Alumni and Development at the Law School.  Before joining the Law School in December 2004, Kate worked for several years for two major research universities, and also practiced estate planning and tax exempt organizations law.  She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Katharine Buchanan portrait
Alumni and Development
Alumni and Development Administration
Central Administration