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The Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis, Ind., has made a grant of $975,000 to the Duke Youth Academy. This two-week summer program brings rising high school juniors and seniors together in intentional Christian community as they study theology with Divinity School faculty. The registration deadline for the 2010 session, to be held June 20-July 3, is April 16. For information, visit the Duke Youth Academy.

A $200,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., will match, with $10,000 each, up to 20 commitments of $20,000 or more (at a 1:2 ratio) for scholarship endowment. The match provides donors an opportunity to increase core scholarship resources.

Additional gifts for programs and scholarships include $60,526 for the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life from the U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee of Middleton, Wis.; $45,000 for the Umoja Project/Field Education in Kenya from the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation of Indianapolis, Ind.; $25,000 from George Hauptfuhrer Jr. of Roaring Gap, N.C., in memory of his wife, Barbara, for The Barbara Barnes Hauptfuhrer Memorial Fund for Music and Christian Faith; $24,725 for Divinity Continuing Education from the James A. Gray Trust Fund of Winston-Salem, N.C.; $20,000 for the Herndon Memorial Scholarship from the Clair M. and Mary D. Herndon Foundation of Durham, N.C.; and $11,000 from the W.C. English Foundation of Lynchburg, Va., for the Baptist House of Studies Scholarship Fund.

Other major support has come from foundations paying grant commitments, including the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, The Duke Endowment, the Foundation for End of Life Care, the Foundation for Evangelism, the Royce and Jane Reynolds Fund with the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, and the United Methodist Church.

Planned Giving

During uncertain economic times, charitable gift annuities provide an immediate tax deduction and guaranteed income of 5 percent or more for a lifetime (which also may include one’s spouse), with the ultimate funding of a permanent scholarship or program support in the Divinity School that will continue after the donor is deceased. There is no charge or obligation for exploring gift planning at Duke. Please contact Wes Brown or Jami Moss Wise at 919.660.3456.