Davison Club

Davison 50th

An Occasion to Celebrate

Generous support from Davison Club members over the past 50 years has transformed Duke University School of Medicine. To date, the Davison Club has raised more than $37 million for student scholarships, educational enhancements, research, and discretionary funds for the dean. Davison Club members came together on March 29, 2019 to celebrate the Davison Club and Dean Davison's legacy at Duke.

Donor Reception

Davison Club members and
School of Medicine leadership donors

are invited to a reception
hosted by Dean Mary Klotman, BS’76, MD’80, HS’80-‘85 

Friday, November 8
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Presidents l and ll
Washington Duke Inn

Invitations have been mailed.

RSVP via the mailed reply card or contact
Brenda Rimmer at 919-385-3177 or brenda.rimmer@duke.edu.

Dean Davison


In 1969, a group of devoted Duke medical alumni established the Davison Club to honor founding dean Wilburt Cornell Davison, MD, and provide critical, unrestricted support for medical education at Duke. Davison’s support of students is legendary. He was known to reach into his own pockets to help medical students meet their financial needs. The club that bears his name continues that tradition 50 years later.

Thank You

Davison Club Giving Levels

In 2017-2018, unrestricted Davison Club donors totaled $1,351,186 in support of medical education at Duke. Each gift, whatever the amount, is important.

  • $25,000 - Innovators Society
  • $10,000 - Leadership Society
  • $5,000 - Dean's Circle
  • $2,500 - Davison Fellow
  • $1,500 - Family Members
  • $1,000 - Member
  • $500-$999 - Recent Graduate Member (5-9 years since graduation)
  • $250-$999 - Recent Graduate Member (1-4 years since graduation)

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitations to social events with Duke faculty members, students, and other benefactors.
  • Your name will be included on the Trent Semans Center for Health Education and Duke Clinic's annual recognition wall.
  • You will receive DukeMed Alumni News magazine twice a year.
  • Upon request, we will send you a Davison Club gold-filled lapel pin.

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Jill Malley
Director, Davison Club and Special Gifts
(919) 385-0060