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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 Giving

The University is grateful for the pioneering leadership of the donors who have made cumulative gifts or commitments of $50,000 or more during the past fiscal year. The vision and foresight they have demonstrated through their partnership will enable the University to strengthen existing programs and launch new ventures, helping to shape the direction of our endeavors for years to come.

Leadership Giving is divided into the following categories:

  • Leadership Giving $1,000,000+
  • Leadership Giving $500,000-$999,999
  • Leadership Giving $250,000-$499,999
  • Leadership Giving $100,000-$249,999
  • Leadership Giving $50,000-$99,999

To access a full listing of all Leadership Givers, 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 full listing of all Pillars Society and Signers Society members, 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 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.

Reunion Class Donors

Many alumni have fond memories of their time on campus, as they recall the friendships, mentors and lessons that impacted their lives. Reunions provide a chance to celebrate those memories and to give back to make sure that today’s Blue Hens – and Blue Hens for generations to come – share similar opportunities.

Reunion Class donors of the past fiscal year are listed in the following categories. A listing of all donors from each class can be accessed by clicking on the name of the category.

Senior Class Gift Donors

The Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for graduating students to show their appreciation for the many opportunities they have had at the University. Each graduating class member is asked to make a contribution, honoring a tradition and creating a legacy of support.

To access a full listing of all Senior Class Gift Donors from the Class of 2012, please click here.

Tribute Gifts

The University extends the deepest thanks and appreciation for individuals who have chosen to honor or memorialize others through gifts to the University of Delaware. A listing of those for whom a tribute gift was made in Fiscal Year 2012 can be found here. Please note this link takes you to an interactive (.pdf) file.

Please contact the Office of Donor Relations and Special Events at or (302) 831-3268 with any questions or comments.