The Bessie Baker Society, named for the Duke University School of Nursing’s first dean, Bessie Baker, BS, RN, recognizes the Duke University School of Nursing’s most dedicated supporters. Her dynamic personality and forceful character helped ensure the success of the School from its earliest days. The support from the society’s members today continues to ensure the School’s current and future success.
The Bessie Baker Society honors the generosity of individuals who have made an annual fund gift of $1,000 or more ($500 for recent nursing school graduates)* to the Duke University School of Nursing. Bessie Baker Society members receive invitations to educational and recognition events from the School of Nursing and Duke Health.
- $25,000 – Innovators Society
- $10,000 – Leadership Society
- $5,000 – Dean’s Circle
- $2,500 - Fellow
- $1,000 – Member
- $500 – Member (within five years of graduation; first degree only)