Alumni Gifts and Data Analysis


Building off the work of a 2016 Data+ team, students will investigate commonalities and distinctions in alumni gifts, and attempt to understand and predict motivations for gifts of different types. They will also construct mathematical models to evaluate different strategies for alumni engagement. Students will have the opportunity to consult with the Prospect Research, Management and Analytics team in the development office. Sponsored by Alumni Affairs and Development at Duke.

Project Leads:

Stephen Bayer

Natalie Spring

Ian Conlon

Project Manager: Sheng Jiang Statistics Ph.D. candidate, Duke University

Student Team: Yu Chen, Peter Hase, Ziwei Zhao





Paul Bendich , Mathematics


Finance, Economics and Computation
Social Sciences