Duke Athletics sets a

Standard of Excellence

Varsity Club Giving Day 2023 was a record success!

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Thank you.

On behalf of Duke Athletics, we are humbled and grateful beyond words for the support that you have shown Duke’s student-athletes, coaches, and each of the varsity programs over the last 27 hours. More than ever your support is critical as Duke works to provide a world-class experience to every Blue Devil student-athlete throughout their collegiate journey. You stepped up to the challenge and truly delivered!  We have once again set a new Varsity Club Giving Day record thanks to your extraordinary generosity and incredible pride in Duke’s outstanding varsity programs.

In supporting your favorite Duke teams, your philanthropy helps fulfill the Duke student-athletes' ever-growing needs, allowing them to compete at the highest level both on and off the field. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you!

The totals above, on the competition page and on the leaderboard are official. Congratulations to our 2023 team winners!

And, most importantly, on behalf of Duke’s student-athletes, coaches, staff, and all of Duke Athletics, THANK YOU!


A Letter From Nina King.

Vice President and Director of Athletics

For Duke Athletics and Duke’s student-athletes being a Blue Devil is about more than just a game. It is about the friendships made, lessons learned, experiences had, and the beginning of a lifelong path toward growth and success. Being a Blue Devil is about striving to be the very best you can be in all aspects of life.

The vibrant culture of philanthropy that enables Duke Athletics to provide a world-class experience to all those who are part of the Blue Devil family is vital to the sustained success of the university and every Duke student-athlete. Your decision to donate to the Iron Dukes makes a direct, meaningful, and lasting impact both now and in the future.

Thank you for helping Duke Athletics set a standard of success that serves to enhance Duke University’s excellence and strengthens our entire Blue Devil community.


All four 2023 Giving Day challenges were met!

Thanks to your incredible generosity, all four challenges were unlocked providing $48,000 in additional funds to be distributed amongst Duke's varsity club funds. THANK YOU!

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