Graduating Class Gift

Congratulations, Class of 2021 on all of your accomplishments while obtaining your medical education at Duke!

As we celebrate and prepare for our graduation from medical school and the beginning of our lives as Duke doctors and alumni, let us come together one last time as a class and make a powerful statement about what being a Duke medical student has meant to us.  Giving back is part of the Duke experience — it truly would not be the same place without it. 

The Graduating Class Gift Campaign allows us to show appreciation for the top-tier medical education we received and to experience the satisfaction of giving back.


Medical Scholarship Fund

This year, 100% of the funds raised for this fund will be awarded only to students who qualify for need-based financial aid.

Make your gift to the Medical Scholarship Fund > 


What is the Graduating Class Gift Campaign?

Every year, the fourth year/graduating medical students come together to make a monetary contribution to the School of Medicine. Known collectively as the ‘class gift,’ students typically give an amount representing their graduating year ($20.21), but gift sizes can vary.

  • Every gift (even $1.00) makes a difference and counts towards our overall goal of 100% participation!
  • Everyone will have the option to make their gift IN HONOR OF a faculty member or mentor
  • If you choose to make a multi-year pledge, the entire amount counts towards our class total

All who make a minimum gift of $20.21 will be recognized as an “honorary” member of the 2021 Davison Club—a School of Medicine leadership annual giving society named after the school’s founding Dean. New members will receive a Davison Club lapel pin.


Past Campaign Results

  • Class of 2017 = 87% participation rate
  • Class of 2018 = 65% participation rate
  • Class of 2019 = 76% participation rate
  • Class of 2020* = 48% participation rate (*ended early due to COVID-19)