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University receives $5M grant to expand Duke Gardens

May 8, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has received a $5 million grant to improve the 55-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens on campus, which attracts about 400,000 visitors each year.

University President Vincent Price said in a news release that The Duke Endowment is providing the grant for the Garden Gateway Project, a fundraising campaign. The grant brings the total raised to $16 million of the $30 million goal for the project.

The project will revitalize the gardens’ front entrance and fund new and improved facilities and classrooms. The plan also calls for a new performance lawn and expanded indoor event hall.

The Duke Endowment is a private foundation based in Charlotte. The university, the foundation and Duke Energy are separate organizations although they share the same name.