UD is where change starts, and it begins with you.


Lessons learned in the classroom are no longer enough for Blue Hens to find the greatest success. Opportunities to enhance academics are critical to ensure they are equipped to be the changemakers of tomorrow.


Your gift will give more Blue Hens access to internships, research opportunities, hands-on learning and ever-evolving technology.


You can empower them to transform the world.


UD is where change starts, and it begins with you.
UD engineering grad Elaine Stewart helped prepare the James Webb Space Telescope

Gazing at Galaxies

Elaine Stewart, EG19, worked with the contamination engineering team on the James Webb Space Telescope. The team has worked to ensure no particles, oils or molecules interfere with the proper operation of the telescope.

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Thanks to the generosity and engagement of many, the University of Delaware ended fiscal year 2022 with more than 25,000 alumni, friends, employees, students and parents contributing an astounding $100,433,129 to support critical causes, initiatives and programs at the University between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

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“The warmth and generosity of the thousands of UD friends, alumni and supporters is astounding, and their incredible giving this past year will make a tremendous difference for our Blue Hen community,” UD President Dennis Assanis said.


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Because of You: The Impact of the Delaware First Campaign


The generosity of Delaware First donors has fueled innovation, powered dreams and enabled discoveries. This video highlights just some of the Blue Hens who have been impacted by support.

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Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware.

Because of You: The Impact of the Delaware First Campaign: youtube.com/watch?v=PrBSLv7q3ko