Philanthropic support aids in reinvigorating campus and all of the experiences, programs and opportunities it offers. Financially supporting the Parents Fund is a meaningful way for parents and families to impact and influence the UD student experience, not just for their own student, but for all Blue Hens.


The Parents Fund provides the Division of Student Life with valuable resources to support its mission to advance equity and inclusion, deepen student learning and drive holistic development through education, experience and communities. The Division works to lead a dynamic student experience and vibrant campus culture so all Blue Hens thrive throughout their lives.

Enriching the Student Experience

Your contribution to the Parents Fund will help provide:

  • Mental health and wellbeing resources
  • Support for inclusion and equity initiatives
  • Enhanced opportunities for student engagement and leadership development
  • Expanded career development resources for post-graduate success

Your support will not only enhance students’ time on campus, but also will help provide thousands of unique opportunities for UD students to discover their identities and passions; manage their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; and learn to engage with the many diverse communities to which they belong as they prepare for a lifetime of growth and excellence.

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Grad Family Swag

Celebrate your Blue Hen's graduation with Grad Family Swag that combines exclusive UD gear with giving back to UD students. Each item in this collection supports the Parents Fund, helping all students thrive at UD and beyond. From BBQ sets to embroidered quarter zips, we have what you need to show your family's blue and gold pride!

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Grad Family Swag
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“I can't name a better space on campus to work, study and unwind. I’d like to thank the donors who supported the Wellbeing Center for helping to create a safe space for students whether they are seeking services, needing meeting space or attending a program to learn about wellness. There is always something going on in the center, and everyone is welcome!

-Kendall Ludwig, AS24, Student Wellbeing Ambassador

Supporting Student Success

Supporting Student Success

Double Dels Ray and Marilyn Jacobsen embrace their role on the Parent and Family Leadership Council to enrich the Blue Hen experience for all.

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True Blue Hen Loyalty Society

Are you a loyal Blue Hen? UD's most faithful annual donors are recognized in the True Blue Hen Loyalty Society.

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