Tribute Giving

Celebrate, honor or memorialize a loved one

Tribute and memorial gifts to the Duke Health Fund are a lasting recognition of the special role someone played in your life or to honor a Duke Health provider. These wonderful gifts honor and remember an individual’s dedication to a program, field of study, personal interest or excellence in industry. Gifts to the Duke Health Fund are used to support medical research, innovations, and programs to assist patients and educate future doctors and nurses across Duke Health.  These gifts allow us to support and deliver the most advanced, compassionate care to our patients and community health initiatives.


Gifts can be made to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, other event or express gratitude. Gifts may also be made to honor the memory of a loved one, friend, co-worker or health care provider. Each gift received by Duke Health is acknowledged to the person or to the family of the person, in whose honor or memory the gift was made. The gift amount remains confidential, and a separate receipt will be mailed to the donor.

Ways to make a Tribute Gift

• Outright gifts of cash of any amount may be made at any time to honor milestone achievements such as graduations or retirements or in memory of a special individual. Make your gift using our online giving form  or call 919-385-3107 for additional options of giving.
Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift or for bequests in your will that provide funding after your lifetime. Learn more about the various planned gifts to Duke Health.
Endowed Professorships are Duke Health’s most prestigious faculty appointments recognizing both exceptional achievement and the potential for future achievement. Learn more.

To learn more about the Duke Health Fund, please contact To learn more about the Duke Health Fund, contact Suzanne Sopa at suzanne.sopa@duke.edu.