Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) is the fundraising arm of Duke Health and seeks to secure philanthropic support across all of Duke Health, pursuing the goals of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the hospitals, clinical and basic sciences departments; as well as hallmark programs such as the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Children’s, the Eye Center and the Heart Center.

With fundraising portfolios organized by both service lines and gift levels, DHDAA’s work ranges from connecting individuals’ philanthropic priorities in a host of health areas to facilitating transformational gift opportunities for donors. Grateful patients represent a large portion of Duke Health’s overall philanthropic support. The Schools of Medicine and Nursing have loyal alumni, many of whom have strong potential for planned gifts. DHDAA manages a group of boards and councils, including the Duke Health Board of Visitors. During the university-wide $3.85 billion Duke Forward campaign, DHDAA raised $1.4 billion. It increased the number and value of major, leadership and principal gifts; strengthened the annual giving and donor pipeline; and engaged generous alumni, donors and friends.

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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