Invest in a Durham Where All Students can Succeed

We believe that all students in Durham, regardless of the color of their skin or how much money their parents have in their pocket, can succeed. Your investment helps us provide valuable programming and enrichment free of charge to our 550 brilliant students. Your investment of any size makes a difference and demonstrates your support of our vision for a Durham where all students can succeed. For questions regarding your donation please contact Treat Harvey at or 919-213-0872.

Your Investment In Action

$10 A Month
Provides healthy lunches during Summer Academy for 1 student.

$65 A Month
Pays the stipend of 1 high school senior Summer Intern.

$90 A Month
Purchases all books for the year for the entire 6th grade.

$230 A Month
Sponsors 1 Summer Academy teacher.


Other Ways to Give

Student U is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Gifts of Stock/Will

For gifts of stock or including Student U in your will please contact Amy Salo at


You may contribute by check, made payable to Student U at 600 E. Umstead St., Durham, NC 27701

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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, 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.