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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is working to advance discoveries that transform our understanding of brain function and translate into innovative solutions for health and society. A gift of any size is a powerful endorsement of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to studying the brain that is critical for the development of more effective treatments of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. 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 education and training in the brain sciences.

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

Duke University and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences qualify as a “public” charitable organization and meet the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 501c3. Gifts to DIBS are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes.

For more information on ways you can support DIBS, please contact the Associate Director, Elizabeth Johnson (919-613-5020, johnson@neuro.duke.edu) or Barbara Collins, Associate Director for Special Initiatives and Interdisciplinary Programs/Centers at Duke University Development (919-681-0431, barbara.collins@duke.edu).

Ways to Give

Online:
Use Duke University’s secure giving site. Gifts made on through page will be designated to the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

Checks:
Checks should be made payable to “Duke University” with a note in the memo section specifying your intent to support the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Please mail your gift to the following address:

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
ATTN: Development
Box 91003
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:
It is possible to make bequests 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:
DIBS programs may be of interest to foundations and corporations. DIBS would be delighted to discuss potential sponsorships or partnerships. Please contact the Office of the Director (919-668-2512, cecilia.teasley@duke.edu) or the Office of the Associate Director (919-613-5020, johnson@neuro.duke.edu).

Ways to Give

Individuals can give online or by check. Corporate matching gifts and planned gifts are also wonderful ways to support the Institute.

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

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