The Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes the University of Delaware’s annual donors who make a leadership-level gift of $1,000 or more annually in support of scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and more. Young alumni are recognized as Society donors at various levels (see below).

 

Delaware Diamonds Society donors make an incredible difference for the academic achievement and the ultimate success of Blue Hens at UD and beyond.

 

Questions about Delaware Diamonds Society? Email delawarediamonds@udel.edu.

Recognizing Generosity

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Special recognition for giving milestones and anniversaries

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Recognition in appropriate donor listings and publications

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Exclusive 10% discounts at UD’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore; Vita Nova, UD’s student-run fine dining restaurant; and off the room rate and inclusion in the VIP program at the Courtyard Marriott

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Special entrances to Delaware Stadium

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Exclusive opportunity for an engraved brick on campus after five years of consecutive society-level support

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Invitations to unique, exclusive events

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Exclusive access to the Bob Carpenter Club*

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Communications with updates on the meaningful difference donors make at the University

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Other Society-specific communications from UD

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Direct access to the Donor Relations team. Email delawarediamonds@udel.edu for guidance or with any questions.

*Due to the pandemic, there may be some restrictions in the Bob Carpenter Center. We look forward to hosting you for a home game again soon. For the latest athletics updates and information, click here.

 

Reminder: Athletic representatives are prohibited from providing a student-athlete or a prospective student-athlete with any extra benefits. Legal guardians or relatives of student-athletes or prospective student-athletes are allowed access to the Bob Carpenter Club as Delaware Diamonds Society donors only. Legal guardians or relatives of student-athletes or prospective student-athletes are prohibited access to the Bob Carpenter Club as a guest of a Delaware Diamonds Society donor. The University of Delaware is committed to the principle of institutional control and will maintain all aspects of its intercollegiate athletics program in full accordance with all NCAA, CAA Conference and University rules.

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“Thank you so much to the Delaware Diamonds Society donors for supporting UD! I have truly treasured my experience here, and without donors like it would not be possible. I am graduating soon with a bachelor’s in political science and public policy with minors in women’s and legal studies, but will be staying at UD for my master’s degree! After completion of the Master of Public Administration program, I will hopefully take the skills and knowledge I have gained here into state government. Thank you for your generosity. It has made my UD experience incredible!”

–Anna, BSPA21, 23M
UD student impacted by Society support

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Levels for Recent Alumni

Class of 2021

$100

Class of 2020

$200

Class of 2019

$300

Class of 2018

$400

Class of 2017

$500

Class of 2016

$600

Class of 2015

$700

Class of 2014

$800

Class of 2013

$900

Class of 2012

$1000

The Diamonds Walkway

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The Diamonds Walkway recognizes Delaware Diamonds Society donors who have generously contributed to UD for five consecutive years at any Society level. Donors are recognized for their leadership support with a personalized brick on campus.

Located between Main Street and Old College on the Newark campus, the Diamonds Walkway symbolizes tradition and loyalty to UD. Following our naming standards, bricks are engraved with the donor's name or to commemorate a loved one.

Donors celebrating their five-year anniversary with the Delaware Diamonds Society are notified of their brick eligibility annually. Brick installation typically occurs in the fall, but due to the pandemic, timing may shift.

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Finding Your Brick

Every brick on the Diamonds Walkway has a specific set of coordinates, containing a letter and a number. To find your brick on the Walkway or to obtain your brick coordinates, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 302-831-1943 or delawarediamonds@udel.edu.

Brick coordinates correspond to a specific paver and a specific quadrant on the Diamonds Walkway. The Walkway contains 22 gray diamond-shaped pavers. Each paver corresponds to a letter, beginning at the Walkway entrance on Main Street with the letter “A” and continuing to the steps of Old College, ending with the letter “V”. Surrounding every paver, engraved bricks are segmented into four quadrants, as shown in the diagram.

Therefore, if your coordinate is A3, your brick is located in the area to the upper left of the first diamond-shaped paver from Main Street.

Inscriptions

  • Besides your name, you can honor a family member, a professor or anyone you choose on your brick.
  • All inscriptions are centered on the brick. Each brick is 4”x 8” and includes space for 3 lines of copy for a maximum of 15 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation as separate characters. Symbols that appear on a keyboard and Greek letters may be used.
  • Inscriptions may not include commercial messages or company names. UD reserves the right to deny any language that UD deems inappropriate.
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Installation Timeline

Each year on June 30, a list of donors from the Delaware Diamonds Society eligible for bricks is generated. These names are confirmed with members by U.S. mail and email. Brick installation on the Diamonds Walkway typically occurs in September, and new bricks are available for viewing in time for Homecoming. However, timelines may be affected by the current pandemic.

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