The Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes and honors the University of Delaware’s leadership donors who make annual gifts in support of scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and more. The generosity of Delaware Diamonds Society donors provides for the margin of excellence necessary for outstanding academic achievement and makes a crucial difference in the ultimate success of our students.


Now more than ever, during the Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware, we look to the Delaware Diamonds Society to help create an extraordinary student experience and to extend the University’s impact on the world. Together, we make the remarkable happen at UD.


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Exclusive Opportunities for Society Donors

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Invitations to members-only Society events

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Personal society cards and lapel pins

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Special entrances to the Delaware Stadium

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10% discount on all UD merchandise at UD’s Bookstore

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Exclusive access to the Bob Carpenter Club*

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10% discount at Vita Nova, UD’s student-run fine dining restaurant

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10% off the room rate and inclusion in the VIP program at the Courtyard Marriott

*Due to the pandemic, sports programs are either postponed or don’t allow in-person spectators. Therefore, the Bob Carpenter Center is closed to the public. 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.

“I would like to thank everyone in the Delaware Diamonds Society for their donations to the University of Delaware. Your contributions allowed me to participate in unforgettable experiences at UD.”


— Kiely K., HS21

Kiely K., HS21

Photo of Karen and Greg Sawka, Chairs of the Delaware Diamonds Society.

“The collective giving of Delaware Diamond Society donors is vital to furthering the University’s mission – it supports cutting-edge research, responds to the financial needs of students and provides experiential learning opportunities for students and faculty. Society donors demonstrate that giving to UD is an excellent investment in our students – one that results in well-educated global citizens who create solutions to challenges far beyond the UD campus”


— Karen Sawka, EG90, BE94M, P17, P20

    Greg Sawka, BE94M, P17, P20

    Chairs, Delaware Diamonds Society

Delaware Diamonds Society Levels




$50,000 - $99,999


$25,000 - $49,999


$10,000 - $24,999


$5,000 - $9,999


$2,500 - $4,999


$1,000 - $2,499

Levels for Recent Alumni

Class of 2021


Class of 2020


Class of 2019


Class of 2018


Class of 2017


Class of 2016


Class of 2015


Class of 2014


Class of 2013


Class of 2012


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.

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. However, timelines may be affected by the current pandemic.

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Class Reunions

Does your class year end with 0 or 5? Celebrate your milestone reunion during virtual events in 2020.

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