DRC-Disaster Research Center

Make a Donation to the DRC

DRC is able to accept gifts through the University of Delaware Development Office. Gifts from individuals, companies, and foundations will provide the DRC with the necessary resources to assure the vitality and growth of our educational and research programs. In addition, all gifts to the University are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


Option #1- General DRC Support

If you do not wish to designate a specific purpose for your gift simply follow the link below and type "Disaster Research Center" in the other designation section of the form.

University of Delaware Pledge Form


Option #2- Support DRC Targeted Initiatives

In continuing our goal of excellence in research, mentorship, and research the DRC has identified specific projects that donors can choose to support.

  • Support DRC Student Activities
  • Support DRC Research Activities
  • Support the E.L. Quarantelli Research Collection
  • Support the Disaster Science and Management Program

If you wish to designate a specific purpose for your gift, simply follow the link below to the University of Delaware Pledge Form and type "Disaster Research Center:[Insert Purpose]" in the other designation section of the form. (Example: Disaster Research Center: E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection)

University of Delaware Pledge Form

Option # 3- Planned Gifts

For more than 250 years, the University of Delaware has benefited from the generosity of committed alumni and friends who have included the University in their estate and financial plans. It is now possible for you to remember DRC in your planning process through any number of mechanisims. For more information about this option follow the link below. Please note that the University provides qualified professionals to assist you in planning your gift. You should also note that UD recognizes the highly private nature of such planning, all inquiries and communications are held in strictest confidence.

Learn More about Planned Gifts

Matched Gifts

Please remember that many corporations have programs where they will match your gift to the University. This match can double, triple or even quadruple the amount of your gift. If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, please consider having your gift matched by the employer. The following link will help you determine if your company has a match program.

About Matching Gifts


If you have any questions or concerns about giving to DRC please contact the DRC Director, Sue McNeil for more information about this process. The Faculty, Students, and Staff of DRC thank you for your generosity.