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Staff members at The Duke Endowment have deep expertise in their fields. For members of the media seeking sources for news stories related to our work, or for questions about The Duke Endowment, please contact:

Charity Perkins
Director of Communications
The Duke Endowment
800 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Quick Facts About The Duke Endowment

  • Private foundation founded in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James Buchanan Duke with an initial gift of $40 million
  • Additional $67 million given in 1925 upon Mr. Duke’s death
  • Serves the people and communities of North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Supports programs benefiting higher education, health care, child services and rural church life
  • Has current assets of $4.9 billion
  • Since 1925, has awarded more than $4.8 billion in total grants

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