As proud Blue Hen parents and families, you play an integral role at UD. Your guidance shapes your student’s experience and success throughout their time at the University.


We invite you to extend your impact to all Blue Hens by joining the Family Fellows of the Delaware Diamonds SocietyYour annual gift of $2,500 or more will make a meaningful difference for the Blue Hens of today and tomorrow.


Contact Tracy E. Smith to find out more.

Why join Family Fellows? 

The Family Fellows are dedicated parents and families who provide philanthropic support to enhance student experiences, initiatives and programs at UD. When you become part of the Family Fellows, you connect with a community of fellow UD families dedicated to creating opportunities for Blue Hens to succeed.

As a Family Fellow, you will:

  • Play a critical role in advancing UD programs, people and resources
  • Receive exclusive updates on UD priorities and initiatives as well as on the impact of your gift
  • Get to know other Family Fellows, who are also active parents and families

“It wasn’t long ago that our students were new to the University, and we learned to connect with the campus community to maximize our experiences and our children’s time on campus. Philanthropy not only deepens your connection to campus but directly impacts the undergraduate experience for all students. You can help all Blue Hens access a vibrant and dynamic student experience, and ultimately help them to thrive at UD and beyond.”

— Kelly and Rick D’Emilia,
Senior National Chairs, Parent & Family Leadership Council

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