Senior Philanthropic Advisor & Director of the Pratt Parents Program
The Pratt Parent Circle
A giving club for our most involved non-alumni parents
Sending your child off to Duke doesn’t mean they’ve left your family—they’ve just joined ours. You can join our family, too. During the years your student grows into a creative and inspired engineer, you can make a lasting impact as a part of the Pratt Parent Circle.
For Active, Involved Parents Like You
The Circle is a giving club for non-alumni parents that support the Engineering Annual Fund. The annual fund is the philanthropic foundation of everything that makes the Duke Engineering student experience so unique, from First-Year Design to 360 Coaching and so much more.
Pratt Circle Ambassadors
We’re proud members of the Pratt Parent Circle. It is the perfect way to interact with faculty and staff, to better understand all things Pratt and to connect with other families—especially through fun events like ‘Design + Wine’ and ‘Java with Jerry.’
Be Part of the Duke Engineering Family
Circle members are our most involved parents. In recognition of this relationship, Parent Circle members are invited to a special event during our annual Family Weekend with the Vinik Dean of Engineering, and to curated special events throughout the year with additional members of the Pratt Community.
Your gift also applies to the Duke Parents Committee, which makes it a doubly wonderful way to be meaningfully involved at Duke!
Parents, Class of 2025
Our son’s Duke experience is a rigorous academic schedule balanced by a fun and engaging campus life. And, we get to enjoy our own Duke experience with the Pratt Parent Circle.