Gift Impact.

Student Experience

Honoring three generations while helping many more

Elizabeth Fuller ’82 is part of a large family of Duke alumni, and her $100,000 gift to the Baldwin Scholars Program honors her mother and daughter, Catherine Gordon Crowell Fuller ’47 and Frances “Cesi” Royer Bosch ’15. The Baldwin program teaches leadership development to undergraduate women.

Birdies for nurses

Christy Bell spent his career as a health care executive and was thrilled when his daughter, Liz B.S.N.’08, M.S.N.’12, completed her training and went to work at Duke University Medical Center. Bell, now chair of the Nursing Board of Advisors and member of the Duke Medicine Board of Visitors, was inspired to give $25,000 to the Annual Fund to support scholarships at the School of Nursing. But that wasn’t enough for the retiree and golf aficionado. Bell created a mini-tour Pro-Am golf tournament that has raised more than $60,000 for nursing scholarships in each of the past two years.

Lifelong generosity in bloom

Yukio ’41 and Toshiko Nakayama visited Duke often during the 60 years they were married. Their visits always took them to Duke Gardens—their favorite place on campus. In their later years, they enjoyed stopping by the Nasher Museum of Art. The Nakayamas gave frequently to financial aid, proud to support what they thought were the finest students anywhere.

The couple planned for years to give their entire estate to Duke. Now that their ashes rest in the Memorial Garden at Duke Gardens, their $7.37 million estate is helping students and supporting the places they loved. Forty percent of the gift created the Yukio and Toshiko Nakayama Financial Aid Endowment, 40 percent went to the Yukio and Toshiko Nakayama Art Museum Endowment, and 20 percent to the Nui Kono Nakayama Gardens Endowment.

Team giving to encourage digging

For more than 20 years, attorney Leonard Quigley practiced corporate law in New York City and held a pro bono position that made him happy—general counsel of the Archaeological Institute of America. In memory of their patriarch, Quigley’s entire family teamed up to create a fund to support archaeology at Duke. His wife, Lynn Pfohl Quigley, along with her children Matthew ’87, J.D.’94 and Elizabeth Quigley J.D.’94, Dan ’91 and Jennifer Quigley, Cannon Q. and Bruce Campbell, and Megan Quigley and Eric Gill gave $100,000 to establish the Leonard and Lynn Quigley Fund.

Now, classical studies professors such as Carla Antonaccio, Maurizio Forte, and Alicia Jimenez can bring more students on their archaeological digs. They depend on students to help get the work done, and students depend on excavation to round out their study of archaeology in ways that classroom and museum experiences cannot.