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Discover your UD passion today and make a difference for our UD students, faculty and campus. From colleges to scholarships and beyond, your gift of any amount, to any area, makes a profound difference for the University and its students. 

 

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Blue Hen Strong Fund.

One fund, one purpose, one Blue Hen community coming together for our students.

 

Spring 2020 brought challenges that many of us never could have anticipated. For our UD students, it has resulted in many unforeseen hardships, such as new financial burdens, struggles related to career readiness and stress surrounding the new landscape of online learning.

 

Your support is more important than ever in ensuring we meet the current, urgent needs of our UD students, some examples include:

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Blue Hen Strong: I Heart UD Giving Day

I Heart UD Giving Day

Over the past few months, Blue Hens around the country and the world have stepped up to encourage and inspire one another. On the third annual I Heart UD Giving Day, held on May 6, 2020, the UD community showed their love by kicking off support for two remarkable funds.

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Questions about the Blue Hen Strong Fund? Email dar-comm@udel.edu

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Delaware Fund

The Delaware Fund supports causes, programs and people that reflect the greatest need at the University of Delaware. The funds generated for the Delaware Fund are directed at the discretion of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations ensuring that gifts support important issues facing UD.

Support the Delaware Fund

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UD Parents Fund

The generosity of UD parents allows the University to provide our students with state-of-the-art academic resources and technology, valuable internship and leadership development opportunities and access to activities and athletics that enhance the UD experience.  

Support the UD Parents Fund

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UD Athletic Fund

UD Athletics is a hallmark of student life, and a hub for alumni and community engagement. The mission of the UD Athletics Fund is to offer a comprehensive athletic experience along with the finest education possible for more than 600 student-athletes on UD's varsity teams.

Support the UD Athletic Fund

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General Scholarship Fund

Scholarships are transformative for UD students. Financial support through the General Scholarship Fund allows students to achieve their dreams of a college education, while helping the University create citizens who are well prepared to make an impact. 

Support the General Scholarship Fund

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University Library, Museums, and Press

The University of Delaware Library is an innovator in identifying, acquiring and making accessible a broad range of electronic library resources. Your gift to the UD Library help cover the costs of resources, materials, services and facilities.

Support the University Library

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HenFunder

Join fellow Blue Hens in supporting a cause close to your heart through HenFunder, the University's crowdfunding platform.  UD students, alumni, faculty and staff use this unique platform to raise funds for initiatives and programs that will significantly impact members of the University community.

 

Support a UD Cause

Eight colleges | UNLIMITED IMPACT

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The cutting-edge teaching and research led by 72 faculty members, drives the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and its 800 students to seek solutions that provide food, fiber, and fuel to all people everywhere without compromising our precious natural resources. A core agriculture repository for knowledge accrued over three millennia, while also the crucible for forging new discoveries, new policies, and new leaders in the college’s five departments and nine centers innovate only with annual gifts that fuel faculty support, tuition assistance, and fund programs like UD’s Creamery and Cooperative Extension. 

For more information, contact Dan Sarkissian.

Support Agriculture and Natural Resources


 
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Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

With a mission to foster scholarship in the successful management and leadership of organizations operating in an environment of scarce resources, rapid change, global competition, and advances in technology, the 120 faculty members in the Lerner College of Business and Economics focus their 3,500 students on achieving excellence. Annual gifts enable the college to attract the best students, develop distinctive educational opportunities, find and retain talented faculty, provide global perspective in programs, lead in information technology management, and partner in the private sector.

For more information, contact Dana Raftas.

Support Lerner


 
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College of Arts & Sciences

As the largest college at UD, the College of Arts & Sciences is home to 23 departments and 27 interdisciplinary programs. With 10,000 students on campus, the college burgeons with creativity and diversity, finding collaboration in every opportunity, whether a lecture series on the Middle East, developing a new computer technology called Phoebus, founding art conservation programs in Iraq, or forging study abroad programs in Russia and Tunisia. The scope and scale of the college creates an unparalleled demand for annual funds that support tuition needs, innovative programs, and the 300 faculty that make it all happen.

For more information, contact John Shipman.

Support Arts & Sciences


 
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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Dedicated to advancing knowledge, use, and conservation of the earth, its oceans, and its other resources, the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment is by definition, interdisciplinary—reflecting the sweeping, interrelated issues that broadly affect the earth’s systems. From geology to oceanography, geography to marine biosciences, on two campuses with nine undergraduate offerings and 14 graduate offerings—all require essential support from annual gifts that provide tuition assistance, faculty support, and program initiatives.

For more information, contact TJ Cournoyer.

Support Earth, Ocean, and Environment


 
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College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to finding solutions to the most pressing social issues of our time. Over 300 faculty and staff are committed to creating skilled professionals who will effectively teach students in classrooms and enhance the quality of life for children and families, in our community and around the world. To offer a high-quality education to our 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students grounded in real world experiences — student teaching, internships and clinical fieldwork — requires essential support from annual gifts through tuition assistance, faculty support and innovative program initiatives.

For more information, contact TJ Cournoyer.

Support Education and Human Development


 
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College of Engineering

With 3,100 students in six departments and a mission to advance the discovery and application of new knowledge in engineering and science and develop leaders of our technology driven society—the College of Engineering’s five strategic initiatives focus on interdisciplinary research, global outreach, innovation and entrepreneurship, graduate education, and diversity. It takes reliable, annual gifts to provide vital funding support for the outstanding faculty, students, and programs in all five initiatives.

For more information, contact Kris Graves.

Support Engineering


 
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College of Health Sciences

With eight academic programs in everything from biomechanics and movement sciences to nursing to health services administration and physical therapy, the College of Health Sciences' focus on health care through experiential and multi-disciplinary education is renowned. Annual gifts speak to the essential and core role of higher education-- tuition assistance, faculty support, and innovative program initiatives.

For more information, contact Dan Sarkissian.

Support Health Sciences


 
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Graduate College 

The University’s newest college, the Graduate College, was established July 1, 2019, in recognition of the impact of graduate study on overall scholarship and discovery. The new college is intended to create opportunities for University-wide partnerships, support curriculum innovation, facilitate high-value interdisciplinary programs and provide centralized support for graduate student services and recruitment.

For more information, contact Dana Raftas.

Support Graduate College

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Making the Remarkable Happen

The University’s first comprehensive fundraising and engagement campaign – Delaware First – is making the remarkable happen.

Delaware First

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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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