President's Report on Philanthropy

Philanthropy, at its core, is about changing lives.

You--our loyal alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends--change lives every day through your philanthropic giving to the University of Delaware. Your collective support provides the vital resources that allow our students, our faculty and our campus to thrive.

Private philanthropy allows talented students to pursue an education that otherwise seemed unattainable. It provides the time and opportunity for UD faculty and graduate students to revolutionize the world through research. And it helps to expand our reach in the community both physically and intellectually. Every individual gift from you, our steadfast supporters, impacts the most important aspect of UD – its people.

For this reason and more, it is a true honor to present the 2014 President’s Report on Philanthropy. This annual online publication recognizes all alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Delaware who made a gift in support of our mission in the fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014).

Indeed, 2014 was a remarkable year. We had much to celebrate and many to celebrate with. Our achievements would not have been possible without the more than 37,000 donors whose generous contributions have helped strengthen our collective University. Thank you for your dedication, commitment and investment in UD.


Patrick T. Harker

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