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Donor Spotlight: Charles Duke '53

07.26.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Donor Spotlight

Endowed gifts help dreams come to life.

Scholarships made it possible for me to attend Texas Wesleyan. I am grateful for what this school did for me, and having an endowed scholarship bearing my name is the ultimate pride.”                                                                                                                     — Charles Duke ’53

Charles Duke ’53 taught music for 40 years in public schools before retiring in 1993. During that time, 62 of his students attended Texas Wesleyan on scholarships. He continues making it possible for students to attend his alma mater through the Charles E. Duke Endowed Music Scholarship.  

  • Endowed scholarships can be established for any amount, starting at $25,000.
  • Approximately 75 percent of the University’s endowment supports student scholarships.
  • Endowed gifts are the foundation sustaining Texas Wesleyan’s future.

To learn more about establishing an endowed gift, contact Gina Phillips ’97 MS ’07, senior director of development, at 817-531-4220 or

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At Texas Wesleyan, we have a rich history and a Texas-sized reputation. As stewards of the University, it is our responsibility to build a future as bright as our past.