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While our faculty and staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and areas of interest, they’re all dedicated to a common goal—supporting the Duke community in changing the world through entrepreneurial action.

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Brian Mahnke

Development Program Director
Phone: 919-681-9163 Email:

Prior to joining Duke I&E, Brian was most recently the associate director of alumni relations and development for the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. A native North Carolinian, Brian moved to Chicago in 2012 to join the philanthropic consulting firm Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) and served both the arts and culture and academic medicine practice areas as project manager and consultant. 

He began professional life as a woodwind specialist performing and teaching before finding his way into arts administration and fundraising growing the educational programming of a rural community school for the arts in western North Carolina.

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