Empower Student Success in Durham

Join us in transforming lives through education. Student U equips first-generation college students, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will shape our city’s future. Your generosity has the power to create positive change. Support our vision for a thriving Durham by making a donation today.

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Donate by Check:
Please make the check out to “Student U”. Checks can be mailed to: 600 E. Umstead St., Durham, NC 27701

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Connor Kirkfarmer, Development Director,

600 E. Umstead Street, Durham, NC 27701

Student U is a Durham nonprofit 501(c)3 organization (tax ID # 27-3460491). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

"I value education and equity. Student U creates pathways so that all students can succeed. An investment in Student U translates into improved outcomes that will benefit the Durham community and beyond."
Ruth Peebles
President and Founder, The INS Group
"We are all equal, and I'm bothered by the inequities that exist in our society. I feel Student U has demonstrated successes allowing students to succeed academically and succeed in going to college and maturing into community citizens."
Jerry Benson
Director of Business Services, Durham Academy
"I invest in Student U because it provides support to students who might otherwise not reach their potential. I trust those students will make Durham and the world a better place."
Dave Michelman
Former Head of School, Duke School
"I invest in Student U because of their core belief that EVERY student can succeed, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, etc. if given the right support system and academic resources to succeed. Their fearless willingness to advocate for our families in the face of structural barriers to opportunity keeps me engaged and willing to help Student U however I can."
Ricky Hurtado
Executive Director, NC Scholars' Initiative
"I believe that education is critically important to the future of our society and culture. Therefore, I chose to devote time and resources to organizations that advance the quality of education delivered to our youth."
Mark Kuhn
Executive Director, President, Kuhn & Associates, Inc.


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