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Financially supporting the UD Parents Fund, which contribute to the efforts of Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware, is a meaningful way that our UD parents and families have been involved in their student’s education.


The Fund provides Student Life with valuable resources to support the education mission of the University through innovative services and programs that support student learning, encourage personal development and wellbeing, facilitate strong bonds among students and enhance their identity with the University as a community.

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Enriching the Student Experience

If you choose to support the Parents Fund, your contribution will help provide:

  • Career Center programming
  • Holistic initiatives for student well-being
  • Student leadership development
  • Transition programs for first-year and transfer students

Your support will not only enhance students’ time on campus, but also will help them prepare for life after UD as innovative leaders, outstanding professionals and active and contributing citizens.

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A UD swimmer makes a breast stroke through the water.


As a UD swimmer, Steve Beattie, BE87, learned teamwork, time management and drive—skills he hopes to help cultivate in today’s Blue Hens.

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Make a Gift to Your Graduating Senior

Commencement is a special, bittersweet time for proud UD parents. Commemorate this milestone in your senior’s life with a gift in his or her honor. Directing your gift to the Parents Fund helps ensure that future students will be afforded the same incredible opportunities that your senior received—enriching student programs, career services, leadership development opportunities and more.

When you make a gift of any amount for your graduating senior, your student will receive a special card acknowledging that you have made a gift in his or her honor.

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Alumni Spotlight: Charles Bergquist.

Alumni Spotlight: Charles Bergquist, AS96

UD grad Bergquist discusses his life producing and directing the popular radio show Science Friday.

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True Blue Hen Loyalty Society

Are you a loyal Blue Hen? Give back to UD for three consecutive years and become a True Blue Hen Loyalty Society member.

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