The University’s loyal annual donors who make gifts of any size for three or more consecutive fiscal years are recognized in the True Blue Hen Loyalty Society. In addition, the Society recognizes current students and parents who make their first gift to UD and remain philanthropic throughout their time at the University.


More than 14,000 dedicated alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students are part of this Society, making a tremendous, collective impact on UD’s people, programs and campus.


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Recognizing Loyalty

As loyal donors, True Blue Hens will receive: 

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Special recognition for giving milestones and anniversaries


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Communications with updates on the meaningful difference loyal donors make at UD


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Recognition in appropriate donor listings and publications

Mentors Circle at the University of Delaware.

“I made my first gift to UD as a student. I wanted to ensure future Blue Hens would have access to the same opportunities that made my UD experience so special. I have been a loyal True Blue Hen donor and have given to the same program now for more than 10 years! Tuition covers less than half the cost needed to fund the student experience each year, and the support of loyal annual donors keeps the door open for students to access UD’s amazing resources.”

–Stefanie Murray, BE11
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