Katharine Buchanan

Associate Dean, Alumni & Development

  • Email: Buchanan@law.duke.edu
    Room: 1001
    Phone: 919-613-7217
    Fax: 919-613-7170
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90389
    Durham, NC 27708-0389

Kate Buchanan 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 oversees the Law School’s portion of Duke University’s $3.25 billion Duke Forward Campaign, a seven-year campaign that began in 2010 and will conclude in 2017.  The Alumni and Development Office has raised over $100 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.