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Fuqua Friday: Celebrating friends

A decades-long Fuqua tradition, Fuqua Friday is a chance for students to cut loose after a hard week of classes, studying, and recruiting. Many of the friendships you cherish today started at Fuqua Friday. Here is one alumna who keeps those Team Fuqua bonds with her group of friends reflecting on why shes loves Fuqua and why she gives back.

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“One of the things I love most about Fuqua is that Team Fuqua doesn’t end when you graduate. I left Fuqua with dear friends who inspire, challenge, and support me. Among the many reasons I support the Annual Fund is to provide opportunities for future Fuquans to make and sustain truly lifelong friendships.”

Sydnor Gammon MBA ’15

Funding Goals


current total - $ 0
Our Monetary Goal: $500,000
84.5%

$500,000

current donors - 0
Our Donor Goal: 1,000
32.5%

1,000

Note: Totals above do not refresh automatically. They will be updated periodically during each day of #ilovefuqua. 

Share the Love and Win Prizes!

You love Fuqua, and we want to hear about it! Whip out that “I Love Fuqua” sign you received in the mail, or download a printable sign here, and fill in the blank to share why you love Fuqua. Take a photo holding your sign and post on social media using #ilovefuqua to be entered into our prize raffle. 

Note: If you are posting your “I Love Fuqua because…” photo to enter the social media raffle, you must make your post public on Facebook, or have a public Instagram or Twitter account. If your accounts are private but you’ve posted your photo, please email a screen shot to annualfund@fuqua.duke.edu so that we can count you in the raffle.

You could be the lucky winner selected to receive:

  • Duke men’s basketball tickets for a game next season
  • A basketball signed by Coach K
  • Custom Fuqua Fender guitar
  • Duke football tickets to a game in the 2019 season
  • A football signed by Coach Cutcliffe
  • And more!
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Megan Spanarkel, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Challenges

Number one heart

 

New Love

Fuqua Board of Visitors member Katy Hollister ’81 will donate $2 for every $1 in gifts from new donors or donors who have not made a gift in five years or more, up to $25,000. It’s a great way to declare or renew your love for Fuqua!

33%

$25,000

Number two heartLong Distance Relationships

Two members of the Class of 1999 have challenged Fuqua alumni and friends living outside the United States to participate in I Love Fuqua! They will provide $1 for every dollar in gifts made by those outside the U.S., up to $40,000. Check out the map below to see donations from around the globe!

79.2%

$40,000

Number three heart

 

Everlasting Love

Longtime recurring gift donor Ed Magee MBA ’04 will donate $5,000 if 50 alumni set up new recurring gifts during I Love Fuqua. By entering your credit card once to “set it and forget it,” monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring gifts are one of the easiest ways to support the Fuqua Annual Fund. Ed reminds his fellow alumni, “A monthly gift of just $83.34 qualifies you for membership in the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society.”

48%

50 new recurring gifts

    Puppy Love

Fuqua Board of Visitors member Mike Lamach MBA ’01 will match gifts 1:1 from recent graduates in the Classes of 2014-2018 up to $12,500. While your love for Team Fuqua might be young, we know it runs deep!

100%

$12,500

Red heart with 5 in the center    We Love Leaders

A generous Fuqua alumnus will match donations of $1,000 or more up to $100,000. Help Fuqua leverage this challenge and join the Thomas F. Keller Leadership Donor Society!

100%

$100,000

Note: Challenge totals above do not update automatically. They will be refreshed several times each day.

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Dark blue shaded countries denote ones in which alumni have made gifts — click on them to see totals!

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