Individual Partners

Annual Fund Gifts

Annual Fund gifts from friends, alumni and parents make 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. All Annual Fund gifts above $50 receive a complementary annual Nasher Museum membership. Find out which level membership your Annual Fund gift entitles you.

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.  

Exhibition Gifts

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. View a list of current, upcoming and past exhibitions.

Endowment Gifts

The purpose of the Nasher Museum’s endowment is to 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. Explore the museum’s endowment giving opportunities.

Estate Gifts

By naming the Nasher Museum in your estate plans, you have the satisfaction of knowing that your support will continue in perpetuity.  Bequests are the most common way to make a planned gift, but there are a wide range of options, such as life income or other deferred gifts, many of which can have exceptional tax or retirement benefits and can increase lifetime income. Donors of estate gifts are included in Duke University’s Heritage Society, which offers special benefits.   

Ways to Give

For additional information about methods of giving, visit giving.duke.edu/waystogive.