Duke Cancer Institute

Give a Gift

Every gift, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to the cure. Funds raised by the Duke Cancer Institute support innovative programs. Funds are also used to support researchers who are working every day toward realizing our vision of a world without cancer.

We invite you to become our partner in the fight against cancer by investing in research, education and treatment services that can save lives.
We currently accept checks made out to the Duke Cancer Institute

Mail your donation to:

Duke Cancer Institute
710 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 385-3129
Fax: (919) 385-3131

Donation form in PDF

Give in Honor or Memory

All donations made to the Duke Cancer Institute advance our mission to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening and treatment. Making a gift in celebration or memorial of a loved one is a particularly meaningful tribute.

Upon receipt of a contribution, we will send a tasteful acknowledgment letter to the person or group of your choosing. You will receive an official tax receipt /thank you letter from our gift processing group, Alumni and Development Records. You can make a gift in honor or memory at any time, or you may ask that gifts for any occasion be directed to the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. If you have questions about honor or memorial gifts, please call Meredith Yager at (919) 385-3129. Please mail memorial gifts to: Duke Cancer Institute, 710 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701

Donation Form in PDF

Give Through Your Workplace

An easy way to join us in our efforts to eradicate cancer forever is through your workplace giving campaign. If your employer has a payroll deduction program, like United Way, the State Employees Combined Campaign or the Combined Federal Campaign, consider designating your pre-taxed gift to the Duke Cancer Institute. While we are not a listed charity with some of these campaigns, most of them allow you to write in your designation.

Imagine the difference you could make in the lives of women and families affected by breast cancer if you gave up one latte a week and donated that $4 to the Duke Cancer Institute through payroll deduction. That adds up to $200 a year, which would allow two uninsured women to get mammograms!

Some small sacrifices on our part can make all the difference to the others in our community.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Your donation will double or even triple! Ask your HR or Personnel Department if you have a matching gift program. If you do, request a matching gift form and fill it out. The form usually requires the charity’s federal tax id number, which we can complete here in the office. Send the completed form with your signature to:

Duke Cancer Institute
710 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701

What You Can Do

Stay Informed: Sign up for Duke Cancer Today, our electronic newsletter that is distributed four times a year and Cancer Center Notes, our print newsletter that’s mailed twice a year. Sign up for these newsletters

Tell a Friend: Like the Duke Cancer Institute on Facebook. Forward the url for the microsite (http://www.dukecancerfund.org) and spread the word to your friends and family about how they can make a difference too!

Share the Message: Forward the Duke Cancer Institute video to a friend or family member.

Where The Money Goes

The Duke Cancer Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service One of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. We have been fighting cancer since 1972. General administrative and overhead expenses for the organization, including fundraising, are held to less than 6 cents on the dollar. This is one of the lowest administrative cost ratios in the nation for Cancer Centers.


Please contact dcidevelopment@duke.edu with any concerns regarding the processing of this gift,or if you have made this gift in error. We will be happy to help correct the situation.