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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences works 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 DIBS recruit the best and brightest new faculty to Duke, sponsor pioneering interdisciplinary research, bring prominent speakers to campus, 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 individual.

Duke University and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences are 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.


Ways to Give

Use our secure giving site. Gifts made on through page will be designated to the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

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. Click here to find out if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program.

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 DIBS developmnet liaison Julie Rhodes (919-613-5014,


 For additional information on ways you can support DIBS, please contact the DIBS development liaison Julie Rhodes (919-613-5014,

Learn more about DIBS

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.


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