Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 45 Fall 1991 1990-91 Report of Private Support All gifts enhance University's future Gifts from corporations, foundations, and organizations Each year the University of Delaware receives support for research, scholarships, current operations and capital projects from local, regional and national corporations, foundations and organizations. This gift support is greatly apreciated and hereby acknowledged; it excludes sponsored research. Contributions during the 1990-91 year totalled $4,250,505 from corporations (an increase of 1 percent). Foundation gift support increased 31 percent to $6,928,098, while organizations contributed $325,538, a 5 percent decrease, to the work of the University. Memorial and honorary gifts In celebration of the lives of deceased alumni, friends and students, nearly 1,000 persons sent gifts to the University in memory of a loved one during 1990-91. Often the designations are to an area or program of special interest to the honoree. Contributions honoring current and retired faculty, alumni and students were also made in recognition of special events such as anniversaries or graduation. The family of the late Lawrence B. Cann '10 initiated a scholarship fund in his memory. At the time of Cann's death one week before his 100th birthday in 1990, he was the University's oldest alumnus. The spring 1991 retirements of Donald Crossan, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Helen Gouldner, dean of the College of Arts and Science, saw scholarship endowments established in their names. The death of Douglas Carpentier, Class of 1991, resulted in an outpouring of gifts to establish a sportsmanship award for an intramural softball team. Longtime golf coach, Raymond "Scotty" Duncan also died in 1990. Memorial gifts benefitted the U.D. golf program, and a scholarship fund was established in his memory. Gifts may be made at any time in honor of or in memory of a student, alumnus/a, faculty or family member. Information concerning establishing endowment funds named for a specific person may be obtained by writing the Office of University Development, Academy Building, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 or calling (302) 451-2104. Checks should be made payable to the University of Delaware with the notation of the fund or person being honored. Memorial and honorary gifts are a living tribute and are deeply appreciated by both family and the University. Recognition of donors Every gift is important to the University of Delaware. Donors can take pride in the knowledge that they are affirming their interest in the University's future. To conserve resources, the names of donors of $250 or more are listed in this publication. It no longer is possible to name every donor or to double list by giving category as well as by alumni class year. Donors will recognize that this action is necessary in order to enable even more of the University's funds to be used for educational pursuits.