Our Impact

The Durham Tech Foundation provides opportunities for donors to directly impact our students as they work hard to change the trajectory of their lives. Your support relieves financial barriers and funds experiential opportunities to help students pursue their dream through:

Scholarships and awards to keep education affordable
Help keep the rising cost of tuition, fees, and textbooks affordable. you support will help students reduce work hours and graduate faster, with fewer obstacles.

Stipends for work-based learning
Provide students with resources to secure industry-specific internships in positions that would otherwise be unpaid.

Academic and research opportunities for high-achieving students
Our students are contenders in local, state, and national competitions. They participate in honors and research opportunities. Private funding is essential to their ability to participate.

Leadership and employability skills training
Special cohort-based leadership initiatives will engage students in their own development. Employability training will educate students in effective communications and work habits.

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Student Scholarships

Generous community supporters fund scholarships for Durham Tech students

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Organizations and government grant programs make our work possible


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2020-2021 Annual Report

Achievements and plans for the 60th Anniversary year

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Durham Tech Affordable Housing Initiative

The initiative is a result of Durham Tech's long-term work to improve housing security for our student community. The College formed Durham Tech Properties, LLC and has partnered with Mosaic Development Group and Banc of America Community Development Company to create a multi-family development on Briggs Avenue in Durham.

Durham Tech Properties, LLC is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes, including but not limited to, acquire, hold, develop, and manage real property through Durham Technical Community College Foundation, Inc.

Learn more about the initiative and view the proposed site plan.

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Growing Life Sciences

Novo Nordisk is donating $6 million to Durham Technical Community College to support the College’s life sciences programming and its new 35,000-square-foot Life Sciences Training Center.

This investment will support Durham Tech’s efforts to build a skilled and diverse talent pipeline prepared to enter the life sciences sector. With the support of Durham County residents during the 2022 bond referendum, the College will construct a state-of-the-art training center. Novo Nordisk’s investment will help defray the cost to equip the new facility and expand the College’s offerings in both short-term workforce credentials and degree program pathways.

Learn more about what the investment will support.

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100% of your investment supports Durham Tech's students and programs

Durham Tech Foundation
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, North Carolina 27703
919-536-7200, ext. 6007