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Duke ranks No. 13 for dollars raised

As The Chronicle previously reported, Duke's donations are down by about 20 percent for the 2009 fiscal year. But the University's fundraising performed well against its peers for the previous fiscal period. According to a list compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, Duke ranks 13th out of the top 20 college and university fundraisers, with a total of $385.67 million raised in fiscal year 2008.

Private donations composed about 18 percent of Duke's operating budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year, Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, told The Chronicle earlier this month.

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