Encouraging Gifts in Lieu of Flowers
Remembering Someone Special

After the loss of a loved one, you may choose to suggest in the obituary that friends and family make a gift to the University of Delaware in lieu of flowers.  The University truly appreciates your thoughtfulness during this difficult time. We encourage you to use the provided text below when suggesting gifts be made to the University in lieu of flowers in an obituary.

“In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to [designation or fund] at the University of Delaware. Please send contributions to: University of Delaware, Gifts Processing, 83 E. Main St, 3rd Fl., Newark, DE 19716. Make checks payable to ‘University of Delaware’ and include on the memo line the fund name and the person’s name for whom the gift is being made.”

Please notify us when you decide to encourage gifts in lieu of flowers, or with any questions.

Commemorative Gifts

Honoring or memorializing a special person or occasion with a commemorative gift to the University of Delaware can be tremendously satisfying. While serving as a formal tribute to a loved one, friend, colleague or milestone, the gift also provides valuable support to the University.

Commemorative gifts of any amount can be designated toward any existing UD program or fund—often one that would be meaningful to the honored or memorialized individual. Honorees and next-of-kin are informed of all commemorative gifts with a customized tribute notification.

Click here for a full list of commemorative gift options.

Making a Gift

To make a tribute gift via credit card, please use our secure online form.

  1. Be sure to answer Yes to the question, Is this gift an honorary or memorial gift? 

  2. Then, in the Special Instructions section, please give the name of the individual for whom you are making the gift and include the honoree’s or the next-of-kin’s contact information.

To make a tribute gift via check, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Make the check payable to: “University of Delaware.”

  2. In the check’s memo section, please note the gift designation.

  3. Include a brief note with your check, to give the name of the individual for whom you are making a gift. Please include the honoree’s or the next-of-kin’s contact information, so that we can send them a customized tribute

  4. Mail the check and the note to:
    University of Delaware
    Gift and Record Management
    83 East Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Newark, DE 19716

To join Delaware Diamonds Society and have a named brick placed on campus, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Download the Delaware Diamonds Society brick pledge form
  2. Include your first payment (optional)
  3. Mail the filled out and signed gift agreement to:
    University of Delaware Gift and Record Management
    83 East Main Street, 3rd Floor
    Newark, DE 19716

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