How We Use Your Gifts

Your financial gift directly impacts the care of our patients and their families. Your donations help provide patients services to those unable to pay, purchase needed equipment, fund family bereavement services and support programs and develop many other important projects. Your gift of time or gifts-in-kind helps us defray costs to accomplish things not otherwise possible within our budgetary considerations. Every gift makes a difference!

Why Your Help is Needed

Each and every day at Duke HomeCare & Hospice, we meet patients and their families who are in need of hope, end of life services and above all, care. For us, meeting the needs of these patients and families serves as the driving force behind our mission.

Our work would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and the time given by our volunteers that continue to help keep our operational costs low. With your support, we can continue to make major strides toward improving end of life care for many in our community. 

Giving and sponsorship opportunities include:

Cash donations

Event sponsorship

Matching gifts


Leaving a legacy

Corporate giving


Cash Donations

Your generous cash contributions are gratefully accepted, are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter of receipt. You can make a contribution by cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover). To make a gift by credit card, you may call 919.479.0318 or go online to (see directions below). If making a donation by check, please mail your gift to the following address:

Duke HomeCare & Hospice
Office of Development
4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27704

Donations may also be made in honor or in memory of someone special and will be acknowledged with a card to the individual you specify on your donation form. You may also make a difference online by visiting . You will be
re-directed to the Duke Medicine Development & Alumni Affairs website. Duke HomeCare & Hospice will be found under the heading “Duke University Medical Center Non-Annual Fund Designations.”

Event Sponsorship

We hold one signature fundraising event each year, “The Duke Hospice Gala" that is well-publicized and attended by the community. Click here for a list of our current event sponsorship opportunities.

Matching Gifts

Use your company matching gift program to match the donation of cash or time made by an employee.

In-kind Donations

There are many supplies and changing needs at our hospice facilities, please give us a call at 919.479.0318 to receive our most up-to-date in-kind donation list.

Gifts of Stock

In addition to donating cash to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, individual donors may make gifts of publicly traded securities. The donor is not taxed on any gain from the property, and the donor may deduct the fair market value of the gifted securities against other income (subject to certain limitations). For more information please contact Dee Blake at 919.479.0317.

Leaving a Legacy - Gifts of Life Insurance, Retirement Assets, Real Estate or Bequest

In making a planned gift to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, supporters provide a legacy that will continue to provide hope and services for years to come for patients receiving end of life care and those families who seek bereavement services. The rewards of planned giving go beyond tax benefits. By remembering Duke HomeCare & Hospice in your will or trust, it may be possible to make a gift with an even larger impact than is possible during your lifetime. A planned gift also leaves a precedent of charitable giving for your family and loved ones, continuing your philanthropic endeavors beyond your lifetime. 

To learn more about making a charitable planned gift to an organization such as Duke HomeCare & Hospice, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. These professionals will work with you to objectively analyze your personal, philanthropic, financial, and tax objectives.

If you decide to make a bequest commitment to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, we ask that you inform us of your decision by contacting Dee Blake, Development Director, at 919.479.0317. We would like the opportunity to thank you for your gift; the details of your commitment, however, are entirely yours.

Thank you for your interest in including Duke HomeCare & Hospice in your philanthropic planning.
Suggested language:

I give, devise and bequeath to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, an operating division of Duke University Health System, Inc., located in Durham, North Carolina, [the sum of $____________) (_________ percent of my estate) (the following property) (the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate)], real or personal which I own at the time of my death or over which I have power of disposition, to be used for their general use and purposes. Duke HomeCare & Hospice shall administer said trust estate for the sole benefit of, and in accordance with, the provisions of its By-Laws and any amendments or additions thereto at any time made.


Corporate Giving/Benefits of Partnering

By joining the Duke HomeCare & Hospice family as a corporate sponsor, you can play a key part in our success in helping patients and their families.  You can help your company achieve its social responsibility goals while building positive community relationships among your employees. We are committed to fiscal responsibility and integrity.

Annual Reports

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

Camp ReLeaf Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report




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