Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
At the Nicholas School, we don’t just prepare our students to get jobs—we prepare them to change the world. Our unique, immersive curriculum gives students the hands-on experience they need to think on their feet and turn vision into reality, whatever their field.
Research to Solve Problems
From conducting basic studies on environmental processes to inventing new tools and technologies, Nicholas School faculty are devoted to addressing the most pressing environmental problems of today—and tomorrow.
Making Every Dollar Count
We take seriously our responsibility to make the most of the contributions that sustain our programs. Through close partnerships among our internal leadership, staff, faculty and funders, we strategically manage our investments to balance short-term needs with long-term vision.
Whether you’re an alum, individual donor, corporation or foundation, we’ll help you find the giving strategy that matches your passions and goals. We also hope you’ll take advantage of the many ways to engage with the Nicholas School, from attending events to interacting with current students to connecting with alumni.
Forging Future Leaders Together
The Nicholas School Financial Aid Initiative is a $25 million fundraising effort to increase the total amount of private tuition support awarded to Nicholas students. Building a more robust pool of financial aid resources will enable the Nicholas School to close the gap between the cost of the school’s degree programs and students’ own financial resources.
Thank You to Our Loyal Supporters
With grateful appreciation, we recognize our Annual Fund leadership donors, Summit Society donors and committed Nicholas School alumni who have engaged in the Go·Grow·Give program during the previous academic year.
Featured giving opportunity
In January 2020 the newest Marine Lab research and teaching vessel, R/V Shearwater, set sail en route to Miami in celebration of its launch. The “Get On Board” campaign is an opportunity for you to invest in Education, Oceanographic Research and Community Outreach. By naming a part of the R/V Shearwater, you’ll help to make a number of things possible!
making an impact
Gift Helps Establish Exposomics Lab
Because of you, we can continue important research into the emerging field of exposomics, which looks at the cumulative effect of environmental contaminants on human health.
How We're Charging Forward
Faced with a global pandemic, resurgent racism, divisive politics, attacks on science, a rollercoaster economy and all the other craziness happening now, 2020 may not seem like an ideal time for making environmental progress. But we're doing it. By leaps and bounds. Duke Environment Magazine takes a look at how in the online-only issue for fall.
Please reach out to our Office of Development & Alumni Relations to discuss giving options and find the best fit for you.
Kevin McCarthy, Associate Dean