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President's Report on Philanthropy

GIVING SOCIETIES AND DONOR GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

The University of Delaware is pleased to recognize our generous donors. The list below describes the gift society levels and terms used in the President’s Report on Philanthropy. For additional information about our giving societies, please visit www.udel.edu/giving. Please contact us at (302) 831-3268 or by email at donor-relations@udel.edu with any questions or comments.

Leadership Commitments

Defined as pledges and bequest intentions of $50,000 or more – provide the University of Delaware with the substantial and meaningful support necessary to fuel our innovation and sustain our mission. We are proud to recognize donors who made leadership commitments to UD during Fiscal Year 2013.

To access a full listing of all Leadership Commitments (.pdf format), please click here.

Pillars and Signers Societies

The members of the Pillars and Signers Societies have helped to shape the very foundation of the University of Delaware. These individuals have given between $100,000 - $249,999 (Pillars) or more than $250,000 (Signers) cumulatively during the course of their lives, establishing a strong tradition of support.

Pillars and Signers Societies members are recognized in the following categories:

  • Signers Society $1,000,000+
  • Signers Society $500,000-$999,999
  • Signers Society $250,000-$499,999
  • Pillars Society $100,000-$249,999

To access a listing of Pillars Society and Signers Society members who gave during fiscal year 2013, please click here.

Delaware Diamonds Society

The Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes individuals who have given $1,000 or more in the past fiscal year. Graduates of the past ten years who have given $500 or more during the last fiscal year also receive membership to the Delaware Diamonds Society.

Delaware Diamonds Society members are recognized in the following categories:

  • Delaware Diamonds Society Pacesetter $100,000+
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Founder $50,000-$99,999
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Visionary $25,000-$49,999
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Ambassador $10,000-$24,999
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Patron $5,000-$9,999
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Benefactor $2,500-$4,999
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Fellow $1,500-$2,499
  • Delaware Diamonds Society Contributor $1,000-$1,499

To access a full listing of all Delaware Diamonds Society members, please click here.

Carillon Circle

The Carillon Circle recognizes alumni and friends who provide support to the University through life income, bequests or other estate and planned gifts. The name Carillon Circle was inspired by the Class of 1907’s gift of the carillon to the University. At the dedication ceremony, the class stated that they hoped this legacy would “warm the hearts and lift the thoughts” of Blue Hens for generations to come.

To access a listing of all Carillon Circle members who gave during fiscal year 2013, please click here.

To access a full listing of all Carillon Circle members, please click here.

Corporations and Foundations

The University of Delaware is deeply committed to building strong, lasting relationships with our corporate and foundation partners. Through these collaborations, we have unprecedented opportunities for research, education, innovation and the development of human capital to solve the most pressing needs and challenges of our society.

Corporation and Foundation Donors are listed in the following categories:

  • Corporation/Foundation Donor $5,000,000+
  • Corporation/Foundation Donor $1,000,000-$4,999,999
  • Corporation/Foundation Donor $500,000-$999,999
  • Corporation/Foundation Donor $100,000-$499,999
  • Corporation/Foundation Donor $50,000-$99,999
  • Corporation/Foundation Donor Up to $49,999

To access a full listing of all Corporation and Foundation Donors, please click here.

True Blue Hens

True Blue Hens is a recognition society that honors undergraduate alumni who make a gift to UD for three or more consecutive years or who have given every year since graduation. True Blue Hens are among UD’s most loyal donors.

To access a full listing of all True Blue Hens, please click here.

Please contact the Office of Communications and Constituent Relations at or (302) 831-6913 with any questions or comments.