Community Engagement Report 2019-2020

2020 was an UNPRECEDENTED year. Thank you to our community partners, our Duke Health and Duke University colleagues, students, staff and faculty for a year full of challenges overcome, community created and partners supported. Like a TAPESTRY, we blended our values, experiences and actions.

Graphic showing the interconnected areas of effort in housing, health, education, employment and community

We listened, we planned, we served.

Purposeful Partnerships

Photo of people in masks under a tent with meals and water

Duke Durham Fund COVID-19 Relief

Assistance to small business, nonprofits and community-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis

$5M commitment in grants joined with corporate partners, the City of Durham and Durham County support

“During this time of crisis, Duke’s support has exemplified their unwavering commitment to supporting our public school students.”

Magan Gonzales-Smith headshotMagan Gonzales-Smith, Durham Public Schools Foundation


Direct Contributions

The benefits of Duke’s involvement in the community go far beyond a single dollar amount. Explore the quantified breadth of Duke’s involvement in the community.

Next Steps

The past year has highlighted the value of purposeful partnerships between Duke, Durham and the region. Duke will continue to expand these engagements and make meaningful impacts with our community. Learn more about our the path forward.