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Date: January 9, 2024 - May 31, 2024 | 12:00 pm EST

Location:  Everywhere!
United States

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Terry Sanford is one of North Carolina and Duke’s most influential, servant-minded figures, known for his outrageous ambition and belief in service learning. He dedicated his life to ethical leadership and public life, qualities that form the core of the Duke Sanford school’s mission. In honor of Duke’s Centennial and the Sanford School’s namesake, we are inviting Duke alumni from all over the world to join us in committing to 100 hours of public service.

We invite our alumni to come together around a public service mission and service-learning opportunity of your choosing to commit your time and resources to addressing this opportunity, and to reflect on how you, as an engaged citizen, can show leadership in moving your community forward.

Who: Duke Alumni and Friends

When: January – May 2024

How: Collectively, we will serve 100 hours, whether you set aside 30 minutes or 3 hours, your time will help us reach our goal!

Why: We believe in planting seeds of change within our communities. Our almost 10,000 alumni are scattered around the world, and through this initiative, can come together to fuel meaningful change and inspire civic engagement in our communities.

Service Suggestions: Volunteer with a local food bank, community garden, community school, and non-profits who could benefit from your time and talents. What would leave a lasting impact on your community? How can Terry Sanford’s ideas of outrageous ambition and service-learning leave a lasting impression on your community?

Steps to Join: Fill out our interest form and begin tracking your service. For Duke Alumni, we will mail you a t-shirt to wear while you are serving so you can send us a photo. For our community friends, wear your favorite Duke gear and send us a photo. As we gather interest, we will share regional connections with our alumni to create potential group opportunities.

Click Here to Join the Initiative

Have questions? Reach out to Sanford’s Associate Director of Alumni Relations at

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