Why Become a Friend of Duke Chapel?

Duke Chapel was founded on faith and philanthropy. Every stone, every fragment of stained glass, every inch of gracefully carved wood bears the mark of a generous benefactor and stands as a testament to people of faith and vision.

Today, the Friends of Duke Chapel are helping the Chapel to grow its ministry as it continues to serve the Church, students, the city of Durham, the greater Triangle region, and the greater Duke community. Through inspiring worship and music, a dynamic and diverse religious life on campus, respectful and enriching engagement in the community, and uniquely thought-provoking events that fulfill the University’s motto of Eruditio et Religio, the Friends of Duke Chapel ensure that Duke Chapel remains faithful to its mission in a rapidly changing world: Keeping the heart of the University listening to the heart of God.

Friends of Duke Chapel receive: 

  • a full color, twelve-month academic year calendar of Chapel events
  • a subscription to Chapel View Magazine, published and mailed three times per year
  • an invitation, with the purchase of tickets to the Chapel Choir's performance of Handel’s Messiah, to a special luncheon preceding the Saturday performance; reserved seating and parking are included in the ticket price
  • an invitation to a spring event.
Please note that for Duke Alumni, unrestricted annual gifts to the Chapel are counted in the Duke Annual Fund.