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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bob Carpenter Club (BCC) will be closed and unavailable for use by Delaware Diamonds Society donors on football game days beginning this season to accommodate a new command post for the UD Police Department, Newark Police and others whose priority is the safety and security of all those attending athletics events.
Delaware Diamond Society donors will continue to have access to an exclusive Delaware Diamonds entrance into Delaware Stadium located at the Spartin Family Gate.
The BCC will remain open for Delaware Diamonds Society donors on UD basketball home game days.
Special recognition for giving milestones and anniversaries
Recognition in appropriate donor listings and publications
Exclusive 10% discount at UD’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore (for UD gifts and gear only, not to be combined with other discounts) 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
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.
“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
gifts from delaware diamonds society donors of...
can one graduate seminar lunch and learn session
can cover student travel costs for collaborative research initiatives
can offer 25 students a professional readiness internship course
can provide new technology like a 3D printer for one of the many UD creative labs
The Diamonds Walkway
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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, 2022.
George Mifflin Fisher IV
Adam Allan '94
Elaine (Healy) 90 '92M and Peter Beeman
Lewis P. Bennett 69 '91PhD and Diane G. Wolf
Paul F. Bryk '82 and Holly Malek Bryk '85
John and Carol Caldwell
Jason and Kristy Castelluccio '00
John Dardes '84
The Delussey Family, Edmund '97
Tom and Betty Dietz 1977
Debra A. Eskra Class of 1996
The Etue Family, David '96
Paula Lance '67 and John Gavin
Bernadette '84 and Victor '87PhD Janas
Kathryn Kobasa Class of 2016
Howard B. Lewis
Prof. Kathy '80 and D. Scott McCoy
Charles '09 '11M and Elisa '11 '13M Mitchell
Martin Mitchell 1991
Warren J. '92 and Jen Giblin '94 Patterson
Anne W. Reusché '80
Margaret Mary Rilling Class of 2017
Jordan Skolnick and Christine Fulton
Dr. Craig G. Smucker '89
Thornley Family: Doug'75, Susan'76'80M, Blair'07 and Coleen'11
John Visconi Class of 2007
Sharon Watkins BChE '86 MBA '93M
Joan L. and Mark J. Brown
Nicole '03 and Matthew '03 Buckley
Kathryn D. Burke
Chris Carlson '90 and Leslie Ruello-Carlson '91
Kathryn '15M and Cord Corbitt
Rick and Kelly D'Emilia
Michael '96 and Greta Gilbode
Lloyd '67PhD and Grace Goettler
Amy Moran Gorman '80
Jeffrey Herbert '01 and Yadira A. Ramos-Herbert
Cheryl M. Hipp-Dill '89
Stephen R. Hoops '98
Elaine '82 and Timothy Knobloch
Robert Jr. '67 and Katherine S. McCarter
Glenn '78 and Sue Pfeil
Alexa M. Pierce-Matlack '15
Peter J. Pizzolongo 72 '74M
Marlene R. Pratt
Barbara Morris Price '65
Barry H. '65 and Elizabeth H. Pritchard
Gregory W. Shelnutt and Ellen Gardiner
Mary Ellen McNutt Stachnik '74
William and Helen C. Stimson
Angela Tsionas '90 and Anagnostis Matulas
Nichole '11 '19M and Nicholas Wozniak
Alaina M. Brown '04
Stephen H. Cole '64
William Dick '78 and Katrina Cheney
Daniel '94 and Dana '95 Jaeger
Nancy H. and Michael J. Klein
Ronald W. '69PhD and Barbara Kreis
Austina '79 and Harvey '80 Maclary
John R. Martin '84
Farzana '83 and Michael McCormick
Miriam K. Meyer
Nancy L. Niemann '74
Robert '75 '02 and Candyce '81 '82M Pizzala
Chrissi Rawak and Glenn Hill
E. Bryan Snell '78
Carolyn Stallings '81M and John C. Rumm '80M '89PhD
Clint E. Wulfekotte '96
Estella and Eliot A. Atekwana
Brian '87 and Janice Dolan
Brian Fletcher '91 and Lisa Coco-Fletcher '92
Lynda Gibbs '91 and Bob Gibbs
Brian '76 and Catherine '75 Gilbert
Glenn '72 '73 and Susan '73 McAllister
Georgia '88 Tsionas-Halakos and Demitrios Halakos
Dianne Kronenberger Leipold '77 '97M
Nancy Newton Burri '53
Jinfa Cai and Ning Wang
James H. III '86 and Lee Anne '85 '91M Cassidy
The Coughlans ‘76 ‘79 ‘02 ‘05 ‘08 ‘08 ‘12 ‘12
Barbara '69 '85M and Charles C. '67 Emery
Michele Norris Francis '86 '88M
Steven Holm '99 and Emily Gonce '00 '02M
Joseph '67 '74M Lois Reynolds '67 Huggins
Jenni Fleck '95 and Adam Jones
Eric T. Juergens '08
Daniel S. '92 and Kristen G. '01 Krittman
Barbara Daly Lemmer '86
Alexander J. Lord '99
Margaret Mayer Masino '22
Donald A. Pascal 53M '58PhD
The Rost Family
Alan Scheiner '97 and Christine Ljuba
William C. '75 and Rebecca A. Stackhouse
Tyler A. '80 and Valarie J. Stevenson
David J. Toman Foundation
Jared W. Wasilefsky '16 '16M