An extraordinary act of philanthropy -- a bequest from North Carolina industrialist James Buchanan Duke -- established Duke University Hospital, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing in 1924.

Since then, hundreds of philanthropically minded people and organizations have powered Duke Health to its current position as one of the youngest and most outstanding academic health systems in the world.

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is a team of professionals dedicated to cultivating philanthropic partnerships in support of Duke Health’s mission: to transform medicine and health locally and globally -- through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future scientific and clinical leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

To make a gift now or to learn more about how you can support Duke Health, please contact Dottie Williams at 919-385-3112 at at

Duke Health Development & Alumni Affairs
710 West Main St., Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701