“As a family we have a deep appreciation, respect and love for the Spanish people and culture. It is only surpassed by our love for the United States.”
“My passion for investing and taking calculated risk started as a young boy playing cards with our family on Saturday nights. My parents reinforced family, integrity and hard work daily.”
The Buchan Fund is one of the largest single endowments dedicated to support the study of Spanish languages, literature and culture.
A North Carolinian whose passions include Carolina basketball, Spanish literature and culture, and his farm where he grows 60 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes.
“In November I visited the College of Arts and Sciences for a board meeting in Chapel Hill.”
“The study of the Spanish language, literature and culture provided me a passport to a world outside of the United States and instilled in me a global perspective.”
“Philanthropy is important to our family and we are thrilled to help the Wounded Warrior Project.”
Carolina students taking Spanish can thank Duke Buchan III ’85, and his early obsession with the World Book Encyclopedia for innovative learning experiences that make the language more relevant than ever.
Growing up in rural North Carolina between two towns with fewer than 3oo people combined, Duke Buchan dreamed big.