Establishing an Endowed Professorship

Philanthropic support for endowed professorships is vital to Duke University School of Medicine’s continued impact as one of the nation’s premier academic medical institutions. It is among the most lasting and meaningful investments that can be made at Duke Health. The Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Mary E. Klotman, shares her thoughts about professorships in this video.


Giving opportunities

Endowed professorships ensure the Duke University School of Medicine will continue to attract and retain outstanding faculty in perpetuity – physician-scientists and junior faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in advancing medical science and human health.

An assistant or associate professorship can be established with a contribution of $2,000,000.

A gift of $3,500,000 can establish a full professorship.

A Presidential Distinguished Chair can be created with an investment of $5,000,000.

Contact us to learn more about creating your own professorship in the Duke University School of Medicine.

Endowment Giving