Encouraging Gifts in Lieu of Flowers
Honoring or memorializing a special person with a gift to the University of Delaware can be tremendously satisfying. It is a formal tribute to a loved one, friend, or colleague that provides valuable support to the University.
No matter what their size, gifts to celebrate a family member, classmate, faculty member or friend can be designated toward any existing UD program or fund—perhaps one that would be meaningful to the honored or memorialized individual—or left to the discretion of the University.
To make a tribute gift via credit card, please use our secure online form. Be sure to answer Yes to the question, Is this gift an honorary or memorial gift? Then, in the Special Instructions section, please give the name of the individual for whom you are making the gift. The University will then send notification to the next-of-kin or the person being honored, alerting them that a gift was made in memory of their loved one or in their honor.
To make a tribute gift via check, please follow these guidelines:
- Make the check payable to: “University of Delaware”.
- In the check’s memo section, please note the gift designation. Examples include:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
College of Education and Human Development
UD Initiative Fund
College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences
Lerner College of Business and Economics
UD Parents Fund
UD Athletic Fund
Other, please specify:
- Include a brief note with your check, to include the name of the individual for whom you are making a gift.
- Mail the check and the note to:
Development and Alumni Relations
Gifts Receiving and Processing Office
83 East Main Street, 3rd Floor
Newark, DE 19716
A formal assessment of the University’s policy on establishing tribute spaces on the main campus, such as benches and trees, is prompting a suspension of commemorative installations at this time by Facilities, Planning and Construction and the Office of Development. However, we continue to welcome all gifts made in honor of or in memory of individuals to any UD designation by completing the online giving form at www.udel.edu/makeagift or by calling 302-831-2104.
Please contact Donor Relations and Special Events at 302-831-2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.