Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 3, Page 7 Spring 1992 Delaware Diamonds Society Invitations to enroll in the new Delaware Diamonds Society were extended in March to more than 500 alumni and friends. Some 300 enrollments already have been received and many others are expected before this initial enrollment campaign concludes in June. Alumni and friends may join the Delaware Diamonds Society for five years by pledging or contributing $5,000 or more over a five-year period. According to Charles S. "Chuck" Joanedis, Delaware '50, chairperson of the society, such pledges will assure the University a steady and predictable flow of gift income, which is crucial for a secure financial future. In addition, donors may become Diamonds members by giving a lifetime total of $50,000, or by providing for deferred gifts of insurance, bequests or life income trusts of $25,000 or more. Who are some of the new society members? * A 1952 graduate of the College of Engineering has purchased a $50,000 life insurance policy, with the University as owner and beneficiary. * An alumnus living in Wisconsin pledged $5,000 to the Carpenter Center, paying $1,000 a year. * A faculty member contributed more than $13,000 to establish an endowment supporting student research in the University Honors Program. * A history graduate established and continues to contribute to a scholarship for an outstanding student majoring in music. * A member of the Class of 1948 contributed $7,500 to the Scotty Duncan Memorial Scholarship in the College of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation. Gifts and pledges may be directed to any recognized gift purpose, including colleges and departments, the library, sports and other extracurricular activities, scholarships, research funds, endowments and building campaigns.