Why Support CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University, is much more than a traditional educational center.

Truly one of a kind, CDS is the sole university-based institution that teaches, produces, and presents all of the documentary arts across all mediums for a broad range of people, from emerging and established artists whose work we exhibit or publish to individuals of all backgrounds and ages who have stories to tell and need the tools and skills to do so.

The shortest distance between two people is a story. Help us keep telling the stories that matter.

Two Ways to Give

1) Give a secure online donation:

2) You may send a check payable to "Center for Documentary Studies."

Send to:
Center for Documentary Studies
Attn: Development
1317 W. Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

Fifty or under? Learn more about the Young Affiliates Network for alumni and others in the CDS community who are interested in staying engaged and giving back.

Please contact Kathryn Banas, CDS Senior Development Associate, at (919) 660-3687 or with questions.