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George Grody with Duke StudentsDuke University has a strong tradition of alumni giving. The Grody Challenge gives seniors and next generation philanthropists 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.

"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 Challenge

The Grody Challenge will match any gift made before June 30, 2024 to the Libraries Annual Fund by students and alumni from the Classes of 2017-2024.

About the Libraries Annual Fund

Unrestricted giving enables the Libraries to do some spectacular things.  It allows us to grow diverse collections and implement student-focused programs, particularly for undergraduates. In recent years, it has allowed the Libraries to launch the Textbook on Reserves Program, create unique classroom experiences like Archives Alive and Story+, and hire the next generation of library experts through the Librarian Residency Program.

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.