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How can I make a gift to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity?

If you’d like to make a gift to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity you may visit the following form for gifts through Duke Alumni and Development.

This is a secure form. By clicking the link above, it will automatically fill in the necessary information for your donation to be directly designated to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

When you mail in a check, you should make the check out to DUKE and put on the note line or on a note attached "CSGD". Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous.

We’d like to thank you for your consideration in making a gift to the Duke University Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The generous support of our donors helps to ensure a more inclusive and affirming Duke University.

If you’d like to talk more about your gift or a potential donation, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at

What are our funding priorities?

Where the need is greatest: unrestricted funds.

Unrestricted funds are the most flexible and allow us to quickly respond to the immediate needs of our students. Unrestricted funding helps ensure we maintain a visible presence on campus by providing flags and affirming t-shirts. It allows us the flexibility to bring in various speakers and support cross-campus collaborative programming with faculty, sibling identity and cultural centers, faculty, and more.

  • Shirts and Flags: A critical aspect of our work is increasing the visibility of affirming environmental signifiers to show LGBTQIA+ students Duke University is a place where they are cared for. Each year, we celebrate LGBTQIA+ history month and pass out t-shirts to students. Additionally, we make available to students the many flags celebrating LGBTQIA+ identities.
  • Collaborative Program Funding: Funding for collaborative programs with faculty and campus partners for greater impact. For example, a research program related to mental health in collaboration with the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program; a programmatic initiative addressing intimate partner violence in LGBTQIA+ communities in collaboration with the Wellness Center and the Women’s Center, or an internship program in collaboration with the Career Center for students to connect with local Durham or national community partner organizations.
  • Transgender Transition Related Care Fund: A restricted fund through which transgender, genderqueer, non-binary students may apply to receive funding for transition-related expenses. Each student’s transition differs and can carry financial costs. This fund would offer financial support for travel-related costs for medical, therapeutic, legal appointments, changes in legal documents, attorney fees, affirming clothing, make-up, and more.
  • Leadership Programming: Additional funds to support the existing Queer and Trans Leadership Series and to grow leadership programs to include annual leadership retreats for LGBTQIA+ students.

Here's what we support with endowments and restricted funding:

  • Directorship: A named, endowed position to support the director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
  • Fellow Position: An endowed position to hire a recent graduate of Duke University to serve as a fellow, responsible for enhancing strategic and meaningful connections with undergraduate students and student organizations. This fellow position would serve a critical role in facilitating the development of supportive and affirming LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Graduate Student Programming Assistants: A fund to hire graduate student assistants to create and implement supportive and affirming programming for specific communities, such as Black LGBTQIA+ students, Queer and Trans Students of Color, Transgender & non-binary students, and Graduate & professional students.
  • Pride Invitational Endowment: This student-led initiative, in collaboration with CSGD and Admissions, brings admitted LGBTQIA+ and Ally students to Duke to learn more about LGBTQIA+ student experiences and related opportunities.