Duke staff and faculty have donated nearly $525,000 to the "Doing Good in the Neighborhood" campaign, which continues through Friday.
The campaign launched Oct. 8 and set a goal to increase participation by at least 300 donors. Last year, 1,022 employees participated in the annual giving campaign; 819 employees have contributed so far to this year's effort.Read More
"Doing Good in the Neighborhood is the one opportunity for all Duke and Duke University Health System employees, working together, to have meaningful impact on the quality of life in Durham, and to make a significant difference in those areas most in need of help," said Phail Wynn, Jr., vice president of Durham and Regional Affairs. "The more donors we have, the greater the impact all of our gifts will have in our community."
Money raised through the Doing Good program goes directly to about 30 organizations and programs supported through the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Duke University Health System. Duke faculty and staff can make a pledge online to give to community organizations, to United Way of the Greater Triangle, or to both.
Employees who donate this week will be entered in a series of drawings for prizes donated by local business such as Bull City Burger and Brewery, Ninth Street Flowers and Duke University Stores.
For more information about the campaign, visit doinggood.duke.edu.