Jewish Life at Duke

Support Jewish Life at Duke

Nearly 100% of our operating budget comes from alumni, parents, and friends like you.

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Endowment Giving
Jewish Life at Duke's endowment helps ensure the vitality of the Jewish community at Duke in perpetuity. Unrestricted endowments can be established with a gift of $50,000 or more; endowments established with gifts of $100,000 or more may be designated to specific programs or areas of interest. 

To learn more about endowment giving and our funding priorities, please contact Joyce Gordon, Director for Jewish Life at Duke at 919-681-2911 or by email at

Planned Giving
Gifts made through a will, retirement account designation, or life income gift may allow you to provide lasting support for Jewish Life at Duke while accomplishing your own personal and financial goals. To learn more about supporting the future of our Jewish community and Duke, please contact Jeremy Arkin in the Office of Gift Planning at 919-613-6195 or by email at  

To notify us of your intentions to make a legacy gift, please contact Aviv Sheetrit, Associate Director for External Relations at 919-684-1949 or by email at

Giving Levels

We are grateful to all of our donors. In addition to endowment donors, those at the following giving levels are acknowledged in the Jewish Life at Duke annual report:

Pillars: $100,000+
Patrons: $50,000+
Cornerstones: $25,000+
Visionaries: $18,000+
Sustainers: $10,000+
Leaders: $5,000+
Benefactors: $2,500+
Chai: $1,800+
Builders: $1,000+
Partners: $360+
Parent Circle: $360+