The Duke Endowment Announces $80 Million Gift to Duke University

The Duke Endowment Announces $80 Million Gift to Duke University

An $80 million gift from The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., will transform Duke University's student union and renovate two other landmark facilities that benefit the Duke and Durham communities, Endowment chairman Neil Williams announced Monday.

The grant from The Duke Endowment is the largest single philanthropic gift in the university's history and in the Endowment's 87 years. To be paid over multiple years, the grant will fund the first major renovation of West Union and Page Auditorium on the West Campus, and Baldwin Auditorium on the East Campus. All three buildings are part of the original campus construction that began following benefactor James B. Duke's creation of both the Endowment and the university in 1924.

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