Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Making a gift to Duke is easy. You can give online; by mail, phone, or wire transfer; or through payroll deduction. Give where it's needed most or designate your gift to any Duke school or program that is important to you.

What are the advantages of making an outright gift?

The most common way of giving to Duke Health is to make an outright gift of cash, securities, or personal property. Outright gifts offer the distinct advantage of being immediately available to assist Duke in its programs and are deductible on your taxes applicable to the year of the gift.

What are the advantages of making a pledge?

A pledge demonstrates your intention to make a gift to the University and may allow you to give more generously over a period of time than would be possible through a single contribution. You can make a commitment to Duke payable over a period of three to five years. To make a pledge, simply choose the "Pay a Pledge" option on the online giving form.

What is planned giving?

Please visit our Gift Planning page to learn more about the various types of planned gifts and how they can benefit you as well as Duke Health.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes, Duke accepts international gifts by check or wire transfer. Please visit our How to Donate page for additional information about making an international gift.

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?

Yes, contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law. The Duke tax ID number is 56-0532129.

To qualify for a 2018 tax-deduction, please make your gift before December 31. Questions? Please see the IRS's website for year-end charitable giving.

Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?

Consult with a tax professional to determine whether a gift from a country other than the United States is tax-deductible.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, receipts are generated for all gifts. For online gifts, you will receive a receipt by email.

What is Duke’s Tax ID#?

The Duke tax ID number is 56-0532129.

How do I make a matching gift?

Use our search tool to find out if your company offers a matching gifts program. With a few simple steps, you can double or even triple the impact of your gift.

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yes, gifts can be made anonymously at your request.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes. To make honorary or memorial gifts, please visit the Honor a Loved One page. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Call 919.385.3100 or email for more information.

How do I make a gift of stocks, mutual funds, or other securities?

To make a donation of stocks, mutual funds or other securities, please send a completed Make a Stock Gift Form. For specific questions contact the Alumni & Development Records Office via email at or via telephone at 919.684.2338.

How much have I given to Duke?

My Giving to Duke is a secure, one-stop, self-service destination providing information about your gifts and commitments to Duke Health and Duke University.

  • Review your 5-year giving history
  • Obtain receipts for specific gifts
  • Print calendar-year summaries
  • Update your contact information

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