The Office of Parent & Family Giving provides parents and families the opportunity to play an important role in enhancing the student experience through philanthropy to all areas across the University.


Proud Blue Hen parents and families play an integral role at UD. By supporting the University, you help ensure a dynamic student experience so all Blue Hens thrive throughout their lives.

Eugene Petracca, P22, Senior National Chair of the Parent & Family Leadership Council and his daughter Alicia.

Meet Eugene Petracca, P22, Senior National Chair of the Parent & Family Leadership Council

Having long been part of his children’s education and academic journey, Eugene Petracca wanted to find a way to connect to UD once his daughter, Alicia, received her acceptance letter. He was able to do that by joining the Parent & Family Leadership Council (PFLC), a community of parents and families dedicated to enhancing the Blue Hen student experience.

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Join the Blue Hen Family Hub

Staying informed is one of the ways proud Blue Hen parents and families can engage with UD, stay connected and support students. UD families are invited to connect with their students at the University of Delaware through the Blue Hen Family Hub.

In the Blue Hen Family Hub, parents and families can:

  • Access important campus news and deadlines
  • Sign up to receive personalized newsletters and announcements
  • Share updates with friends and family in the Blue Hen community
  • Connect with information and resources to help your student thrive at UD.


Join the Blue Hen Family Hub

UD campus.

100+ programs

supported by parent and family generosity to enhance virtual and in-person connections

2021 opening of Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall

made possible thanks to investment in holistic wellbeing

52,000+ student employment opportunities

available thanks to support of career services


Discover the Impact of Parent and Family Giving

Student Crisis Fund | Parent and Family Giving:

Student Crisis Fund | Brian Armstrong Jr., Office of the Dean of Students

UD Athletics | Parent and Family Giving:

UD Athletics | Kendrick Whitehead, BE22

Blue Hen Strong Fund | Parent and Family Giving:

Blue Hen Strong Fund | Esha Shah, BSPA23

Office of Parent and Family Giving Staff

Stacey L. Muzzi, BE99

Stacey L. Muzzi, BE99

Assistant Vice-President
Tracy E. Smith

Tracy E. Smith

Senior Associate Director
Blue Hen Strong Fund.

We are Blue Hen Strong

The Blue Hen Strong Fund directly meets the ever-evolving needs of our students to ensure their success at UD and beyond

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Career Networking

UD offers an array of opportunities to learn from fellow alumni, connect with students and hone your professional skills.

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