The Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes the University of Delaware's 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 based on their graduation year (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


Diamonds Walkway Open House
October 14 - 10:30 a.m. to Noon

All Delaware Diamonds Society donors are invited to celebrate the new brick recipients from fiscal year 2023 during Homecoming.

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Delaware Diamonds Reception in NYC
November 2 - 6 p.m.

Delaware Diamonds Society donors are invited to an exclusive reception prior to the NYC event "Conversations & Connections: Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century."

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After Hours: PA Academy of Fine Arts
November 14 - 7 p.m.

Join in this after-hours event with private gallery access to the Philadelphia exhibit Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America and remarks from head curator Dr. Anna Marley, AS09M.

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Recognizing Generosity


Special recognition for giving milestones and anniversaries


Recognition in appropriate donor listings and publications


Exclusive 10% discount at UD’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Vita Nova (UD’s student-run fine dining restaurant); plus, inclusion in the VIP program at the Courtyard Marriott


Special Delaware Diamonds entrance to Delaware Stadium located at the Spartin Family Gate


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


Invitations to unique, exclusive events


Exclusive access to the Bob Carpenter Club during UD basketball home games


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


Other Society-specific communications from UD


Direct access to the Donor Relations team. Email for guidance or with any questions.

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.

Campus photo from the University of Delaware.

“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 young alumna impacted by Society support

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The Diamonds Walkway

Image of the Diamond Walkway leading up to Old College on the Newark campus.

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.

Graphic representation of the brick layout for Delaware Diamond bricks.

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

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.


  • 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.
Up-close photo of an inscribed red brick on the Diamonds Walkway on Delaware's campus.

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.

Bricks featuring the following recipients have been added to the walkway to honor those who have given at the Delaware Diamonds Society level for five consecutive years as of June 30, 2023.



Ann Yelland Adornetto '88 and Michael Adornetto

Sondra J. Arnsdorf '69 '71M

Carol A. '79 and John S. Boyer '79

Jennifer M. Buckley '01

Adam D. Cantley

Joseph '92 and Jiang Y. Chen

Matthew J. Conboy '84 and Gail Miller Conboy '83

Charles W. Contero-Puls '91

David W. Critics '85 '96M and Angela Bloch Critics '85 '96M

Camilla E. Daniel '18 '20M

Emily Young Denney '98 '06M and Brian T. Denney '98

Justin R. DiAngelo '02

Christopher R. '95 and Danielle D. Dohl

Allison Fish Dolan '76

Donna Warner Donat '95 and David T. Donat '97 '00M

James M. Donofrio '91 and Lisa Milano Donofrio '93

Shirley J. and Joseph J. Duffy

Arthur E. Jr. '65 and Diane R. Dungan

Susan Macia Dunlap '89 and Dwayne Dunlap

Christine M. Evans '69 '90M '08EdD and Michael C. Selvaggio

Colleen Force

Jorge Garcia-Sarraff Sr. and Susan Amandi Garcia-Sarraff

Nancy Beth and Daniel M. Garrett

Jacob D. Giusti '15

Sheila Smith Gorrafa '66 '68M and Adly A. Gorrafa

Eloise Flynn Haller '66

David B. '67 and Marilyn S. Harcum

Roseann H. Harkins

Lanie A. and Jeffrey B. Hendrey

Randall C. '75 and Debbie W. Herbein

Lisa Taormina Himmelfarb '88 and Steven D. Himmelfarb '88

Anita M. Holloway '82

C. Scott Howard '86M '94PhD

Robert J. Hudson '05

Kenneth W. Hunter '94M and Jeanie Emigh

Phillip O. Hutton Jr. '71 '73M and Linda Hill Hutton '73

Narasimha M. '73PhD and Narasimha M. Iyengar

Michael Jason '78 and Marianne Klobusicky Jason

Marianne T. Johnson

Kenneth C. Jones '80 and Lisa Zwilgmeyer Jones '80

Chris Jording

Staci Levin Julie '96 and Richard S. Julie

Neil A. '83 and Bonnie J. Katz

Jennifer Lindado Keetley '93 and Richard A. Keetley

Paula Frechette Kelly '92 and Michael Kelly

Donna Quisenberry Kinzel '89 '96M and Michael J. Kinzel '91

Jeffrey N. '93 and Irene Jean Werner Kleintop

Michael F. Koehler '75 and Diane Seney Koehler '75

Julia I. Kohen '03 '03M and Daniel E. Feit

Deborah and Stephen Korzeniowski

Eric Kramer '18

Paula L. LaFollette '22

Robert A. '99 and Danielle LaForte

William G. Lewis '17 and Devin F. Birch '17

Angela Spinelli Ludman '92 '98M and John P. Ludman '92

Margaret Dickhart Marcozzi '00 '06M and Joseph T. Marcozzi

Chris '91 and Denise K. Mauthe

David W. Mendez '03

Robert H. Miller '80 and Helen S. Spannagel

Jessica Cincotta Moore '95 and Kenneth T. Moore '95

David R. Oliver '90

Michael S. Patterson '94 and Carin Cataldi Patterson '95

Eugene Petracca Jr. and Geralyn Cannella

Melissa Mercer Phillips '80 and John E. Phillips '79

Brian C. Phipps '99

Michelle Pierson

Scott and Laurie Pilling

Claudia P. and Mark A. Porretti

Meredith Lyon Rafail '02 and Clinton W. Rafail '02

Matthew T. '10 and Kathryn Restaino

Debra L. Rodgers '78 and Paul W. Meyer '77M

Sharon Gore Rubin '85 and Edward Rubin

Elaine Madara Scholz '93

Joshua B. Schottenfeld '05

Joshua M. Shaver '07

John R. '70 and Patsy J. Sheets

Michael E. Sipple '83 '85M and Patricia Unruh Sipple '84

Marilyn A. Stadalius '84PhD and Phillip A. Branca '79 '82M

James E. and Susan E. Swasey

Connie Howe Waldrop '69 and Robert F. Waldrop II

Ryan C. Washall '07

Vince Watchorn

Richard G. Webster Jr. '84

Ferris W. Wharton '74

Angela M. White '89

Diane Cipriani Wikso '10 '12M and Eric R. Wikso '10 '18

Nancy W. and John R. Wolak

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