Donate to Duke Eye Center

Duke Eye Center’s physicians, faculty, and researchers are dedicated to curing eye diseases worldwide through excellence in research, teaching, and patient care.  For 50 years, philanthropy has played an important part in enabling and sustaining this vital work.  You may direct your gift in the way that is most meaningful to you, including supporting the work of your physician.


Duke Eye Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading ophthalmic research centers and is part of one of the nation’s top universities.


Duke Ophthalmology trains medical students, residents, and fellows to become the next generation of leading clinicians and scientists devoted to vision research and eye care.

Patient Care

Innovative research aligned with quality patient care makes possible state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Help fund educational activities to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in our department such as summer internships for underrepresented minorities in medicine, programs that expose middle and high school youth to careers in medicine and related fields, and guest lectures for our faculty and staff.  Learn more about our EDI efforts.

There are many ways to make a gift to Duke Eye Center. To discuss your contribution or for more information about giving please contact Ari Gauss, Senior Director of Development by calling 919.385.3128 or by email.

Contribute to Duke Eye Center Online (secure website)

To mail a donation to Duke Eye Center, please send to:

Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
Attn: Duke Eye Center
300 West Morgan Street, Suite 1000
Durham, NC  27701

Interested in making a tax-wise gift from your individual retirement account (IRA)? IRA rollover gifts — often referred to as “qualified charitable distributions” or “QCDs” — can be an easy and effective way to make a gift to Duke Eye Center. IRA owners age 70 ½ or older can make a direct, tax-free transfer of up to $100,000 a year from their individual retirement account to a public charity like Duke University.

Duke’s Tax ID: 56-0532129

You can learn more here.