Friday, August 26, 2016

Thank You, Duke Gardens Annual Fund Supporters!

Thank you for supporting the Duke Gardens Annual Fund during the 2015-2016 fiscal year!  More than 1,800 alumni, parents, students and friends gave over $600,000 this past year, another record for us. Our Annual Fund’s steady growth over the years confirms that Duke Gardens is and will continue to be an integral part of the Duke experience.

As “your garden,” we continue to grow and thrive thanks to your generosity. Here are a few examples of how your Annual Fund support helped Duke Gardens give back:

       - Hosted more than 30 Duke events, including undergraduate classes, alumni events and concerts for students.

       - Connected with Duke & local communities through a series of free educational and member events.

       - Supported Durham families in need with almost 2,000 lbs. of fresh produce grown in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden and given to local charities for distribution.

       - Brought innovative educational adventures to Durham schoolchildren through our expanding outreach programs.

Each gift to Duke Gardens’ Annual Fund, no matter the size, makes an impact not only at Duke but also in the Durham community.  Duke Gardens is incredibly beautiful, and its inspirational landscape is part of what makes Duke unique.  Thank you for joining me in supporting the Sarah P. Duke Gardens Annual Fund and recognizing the many ways we add immeasurable depth and value to the Duke experience.

Bill LeFevre
Executive Director
Sarah P. Duke Gardens