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Engineering Annual Fund
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Join the 'Year of Participation'

Robert W. "Judge" Carr, Jr. E'71

A Letter From Senior Associate Dean Judge Carr

This year has been declared the “Year of Participation!"

During the “Year of Participation” the university encourages all alumni and friends to provide some type of gift. As your connection to the Pratt School of Engineering and a fellow alum, I humbly suggest, what can be a better way to “participate” and help your school than to make a gift for the Engineering Annual Fund this year!

Those of you who read my annual letter regularly know there is a theme that I have emphasized over the years, and that is “participation” from our engineering alumni in the Engineering Annual Fund. I continue to report to you of our splendid participation rate when compared to other engineering schools around the country. Indeed, our engineering alumni are fantastic, with a typical 40 percent participation rate year in and year out. That is outstanding—yet I know we can do even better!

3 Ways to Support Your Annual Fund

1. Call with your gift at:

+1 919 660 5385

2. Online at gifts.duke.edu/pratt

3. Mail your gift to:

Pratt School of Engineering
Duke University
Box 90271
Durham, NC USA 27708

The Annual Fund essentially makes up the difference between tuition dollars and the actual cost of an engineering education. Your Annual Fund contributions are an essential component of our annual operating budget. These funds help improve our teaching laboratories, which face constantly changing technologies, as well as help us attract the best faculty to Duke Engineering in teaching and research. Our in-class and extracurricular programs also benefit from your support, enabling us to provide a higher quality learning environment for our students. And, your support helps us provide financial assistance to some of the country’s most talented and deserving students. These are but a few ways your Annual Fund dollars are used to support our missions in teaching and research.

As the Pratt School of Engineering and Duke University improves its alumni participation rate—with the help of friends like you—the university will continue its strong upward trajectory and strengthen its reputation as a national and international leader. In turn, our school will continue to strengthen its abilities to attract top-quality students, recruit sought-after faculty and initiate and improve key programs.

We ask for your kind consideration again of participating in the Engineering Annual Fund Campaign. We hope that you will enjoy receiving your color picture magnet of a scene on the Duke campus in your acknowledgement letter, along with our personal note. Those of you who have been giving over the years now have a collage of picture magnets on your refrigerator, hopefully reminding you of special times during your years at Duke. We also hope you will enjoy your birthday cards and holiday cards as Annual Fund donors.

We want you to know that your gift is appreciated throughout the year! Thank you!

Robert W. “Judge” Carr, Jr. E’71
Senior Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Relations