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George Grody with Duke StudentsDuke University has a strong tradition of educating graduating seniors on the importance of giving back to Duke. This campaign gives seniors the chance to ensure that future generations of students have access to the same exceptional opportunities they did by making a gift in support of the people, programs, and places that are most meaningful to them. For George Grody T'81, that place is the Libraries.

About the Challenge

George will match any gift or pledge payment made to the Libraries Annual Fund by students from the Classes of 2018-2024. By doing so, he hopes to encourage a tradition of giving from our seniors and continued giving among recent graduates in subsequent years.

"This is an opportunity to give back to a place on campus that gave so much to you," George says. "Your gift will ensure that Duke Libraries continue to stay on the cutting edge to serve the next generation of students as well as they served you."

About the Libraries Annual Fund

Unrestricted giving has enabled the Libraries to do some spectacular things.  It has allowed us to build world-class collections and implement innovative programs, particularly for undergraduates.  In fact, the Libraries are partners in research for students from the moment they step on campus until long after they've graduated.  In recent years, it has allowed the Libraries to launch the successful Resident Hall Librarian Program, create unique classroom experiences like Archives Alive, and expand digital collections.  

About George Grody T'81

George is a former director of Global Strategic Alliances for Procter & Gamble and current Lecturing Fellow in Markets and Management Studies at Duke University.  He has mentored thousands of Duke students passing through the marketing certificate program, and serves as the faculty advisor for the Duke Marketing Club.