To Make a Gift

The Energy Initiative is exploring creative solutions to some of our most pressing global issues, including economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and security. We seek ways to bring these solutions into practice and prepare tomorrow's leaders for a world in which energy presents ever more demanding challenges and opportunities. Learn why energy is a featured element of the Duke Forward campaign.

Your gift is a powerful endorsement of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to studying emerging global challenges to energy supply, security and sustainability. Help us recruit the best and brightest new faculty to Duke, sponsor pioneering interdisciplinary research, bring prominent speakers to Duke, and enrich the educational mission of the University by establishing Duke as a premier institution for energy education, research and engagement.

Download a flier that describes our work.

Any gift can be designated in memory or honor of a friend, family member, faculty member, business associate, community leader,  organization or remain anonymous.

For more information on ways you can support the Energy Initiative, please Cam Kelly, Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts (919-613-6296,


Ways to Give



To make a gift online, use Duke University’s secure giving site.



Checks should be made payable to “Duke University” with a note in the memo section specifying your intent to support the Duke University Energy Initiative and listing fund code 3970014. Please mail your gift to the following address:

Duke University Energy Initiative
ATTN: Development
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708


Corporate Matching Gifts:

Many companies match or even triple charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, retirees and board members. Learn more about corporate matching gifts.


Planned Gifts:

Bequests may be made by will or living trusts. These gifts can include life-income gifts, life insurance, retirement plans, retained life estates, charitable lead trusts and retained real estate, tangible property and securities. Learn more about planned giving.


Corporations and Foundations:

The Duke University Energy Initiative’s programs will be of interest to foundations and corporations. We would be delighted to discuss potential sponsorships or partnerships. Please contact Suellen Aldina, Director of Engagement and Administration (919-681-4908,