DURHAM — Duke has raised $2 billion toward a seven-year, $3.25 billion fundraising campaign goal, the university announced this week.
Duke Medicine has reached 66 percent of its $1.2 billion goal, with $787 million in gifts so far.
The campaign was launched publicly in September 2012. The money will go toward financial aid and professorships, research, buildings and special programs aimed at preparing students to take on global challenges.
Among the noteworthy donations was $80 million from the Duke Endowment to fund renovations of West Union, and Page and Baldwin auditoriums the largest single gift in Dukes history.
Other gifts from individuals have supported a cell therapy center, the student union, sports medicine programs, athletics, a dining pavilion, law and engineering professorships, libraries and other individual academic programs.
A $3 million bequest from longtime Duke chemistry professor James Bonk, who died last year, will provide $2 million for operations and graduate fellowships for the chemistry department and $1 million for mens tennis scholarships.