The unrestricted support of Annual Fund gifts from friends, alumni and parents makes an impact on every aspect of the museum. From presenting a dynamic array of nationally and internationally-acclaimed exhibitions, to offering a comprehensive range of educational programs that benefit our campus and community, to maintaining the facilities within our landmark building – your gift to the Nasher Annual Fund helps us do it all.

Make a gift online. You may be able to increase your donation with a match. To find out if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program, visit Duke’s matching gift database.

For Duke alumni, Nasher Annual Fund giving counts toward Reunion class goals and is included in your comprehensive giving totals.


Exhibition support allows the museum to originate and present exhibitions of the highest caliber and develop creative, enriching programs and excellent publications to accompany them. Make a gift to support general Nasher exhibitions or view a list of upcoming exhibitions.


Endowments at the Nasher Museum support the people, collections, and programs of the museum in perpetuity. Over the years, growth of the endowment through investment return and charitable giving has enabled the museum to provide internships to students, build the permanent collection, organize significant exhibitions, launch new academic and community programs, and support a wide range of important needs. Unrestricted endowments provide essential support for the museum’s greatest needs. Designated endowments guarantee a secure financial future for key priorities, such as acquisitions, conservation, exhibitions, opportunities for Duke students, Nasher Teens, The Reflections Alzheimer’s Program and so much more.

To learn more about how your gift can support the Nasher Museum as an innovative leader for the arts and an integral part of campus and community life, contact Stephanie Wheatley, Director of Development, by telephone at 919.668.4063 or by email at

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Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Trent A. Carmichael Fund for Community Education, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University.