Support

Ways to Give

There are several methods of making charitable gifts to Duke School, each of which presents certain advantages, depending on the donor's personal circumstances. The following are several options for your consideration:

Gifts of Cash and Credit Cards:
Cash donations can be made by check, Visa or Mastercard. Please include the security code on the back of the card along with the expiration date. Click here to give now.

Pledges:
Pledges are welcome; all balances are due on or before June 30. Click here to make a pledge now.

Electronic Bank Draft:
Dragon Fund gifts may be directly drafted from a donor’s bank account. Drafts may be one-time, monthly, or quarterly during the fiscal year ending June 30. Please call the Development Office to obtain the Electronic Bank Draft form.

Matching Gifts:
With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Many employers, such as Quintiles, IBM, Cisco Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, and Lenovo, sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your companies Personnel Director or Matching Gift Coordinator.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities:
A gift of appreciated stock (securities) may allow you to make a larger gift than you thought possible. If your securities have appreciated in value, you have the opportunity to avoid the capital gains tax that otherwise would apply to that appreciation if the securities were sold. You also may be eligible for an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities. With the tax savings, the “cost” of your gift to Duke School may be much less than the actual value of the gift you are able to make—which may make this form of giving all the more appealing.

Because security delivery instructions are dependent on the asset being gifted, how it is held, how it can be transferred, and the current federal, state, and local privacy statutes, please contact Russell Rabinowitz, director of finance and operations, or Kenneth W. Chandler, director of development, for transfer assistance and to advise us of any assets being transferred.   

Wire Transfer:
To receive wire account information, e-mail Kenneth W. Chandler.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts:
Gifts made in honor or memory of a student, faculty member, coach or friend are gratefully accepted.

Stocks:
NFS (National Financial Services)
DTC #0226
FBO Duke School
Acct #NC1-657740 

Other Gifts:
If you would like to donate a vehicle, check out this FAQ page.

If you would like to make gifts using a method not listed above, please contact the Development Office.

Duke School's gift year ends June 30, but you may want to contribute by December 31, to take advantage of current year tax benefits.

Giving Clubs

Founder's Club          
$10,000+

Under the Oak Club
$5,000-$9,999

Hull Avenue Club    
   
$2,500-$4,999

Erwin Road Club 
       
$1,000-$2,499

Dragon's Club     
       
$500-$999

Maroon Club           
   
$250-$499

Donors Club
$1-$250
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