Why Your Gift Matters

Please consider making a gift today. Each and every gift to Duke Department of Medicine brings us one step closer to our goal of improving the health and well-being of all. Our passion for providing world class patient care, training tomorrow’s leaders in academic medicine, and conducting innovative research that leads to cures is fueled by you – we depend on donations from patients and loved ones to support each of these areas.

Your gift can honor or remember someone special, support the research of a promising physician-scientist; fund a scholarship for future doctors and other caregivers, and so much more.

Your gift matters – thank you!

In Memoriam

The Dawn Provenzale Mentorship Fund honors Dr. Dawn Provenzale, MD, professor of medicine (Division of Gastroenterology). As a member of the Duke faculty from 1992 until 2021, Dr. Provenzale earned a widespread and well-deserved reputation as a gifted mentor, inspiring decades of students, trainees and faculty to pursue clinical research projects and careers. This fund will support pilot projects and travel awards to Duke students, residents, fellows and junior faculty.

To Make a Gift

Online Giving 
Select a division or program below to make a gift online

By Phone 919-724-9868

By Mail
Alumni & Development Records
Attn: Ms. Jillian Ream
Duke University
Box 90581
Durham, NC 27708


To discuss the many options for supporting the Department of Medicine, please contact:

Jillian Ream
Executive Director of Development
Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
Phone: 919-724-9868 

Frequently Asked Questions About Making a Gift

Is my contribution to Duke Health tax deductible?
Yes, Duke Health fits the federal definition of a not-for-profit organization. The tax identification number is 56-0532129

What do I put on the check?
Checks to any entity within Duke Health can be made payable to "Duke University."

I'd like to make a contribution in honor or memory of a doctor, friend, or family member. What do I need to do?
Many donors choose to make their gift in honor of a physician or other health care provider, or in memory of a loved one who received care through the health system. You merely need to provide a name and contact information, and we will notify the honored person or family.

How do I ask for contributions to be made in lieu of flowers?
To include information in public notices about donating to Duke Health in lieu of flowers or gifts, please contact Jillian Ream,