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Alumni of the Sanford School of Public Policy are smart, pragmatic, and ethical citizens and leaders who live and work in every corner of the globe.

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The school relies on philanthropic donations to make possible the work of the faculty, centers and programs that contribute to the academic experiences of undergraduate, professional and graduate students.

Duke Forward, Duke University's comprehensive fundraising campaign, aims to raise $3.25 billion by June 30, 2017. As part of this effort, the Sanford School has a goal of $75 million. Through the Sanford Annual Fund, gifts of all sizes help meet the most pressing needs of the school. Endowment giving establishes permanent resources to support the school.

Our alumni also support the school with time, resources, and advocacy. Consider:

  • speaking to classes
  • recruiting and mentoring students
  • creating internships
  • inviting others to become engaged in the school

To talk about ways you can be involved, contact Robert Wright, Associate Dean, Development & Alumni Relations.

One Sanford Annual Fund Story

Justin Bryant is an undergrad at Sanford. He is majoring in Public Policy. Gifts to the Duke Annual Fund in support of the Sanford School of Public Policy help Justin (and others) obtain internships that advance their career goals. Justin interned at Microsoft in Beijing where he focused on the intersection of public policy and technology.

He hopes to go to law school and become a U.S. senator. "If anything, Duke has taught me not to put a limit on my potential, and the possibilities out there to me...I can be the leader I strive to be, and my goals are attainable," Justin said.