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The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) invites the campus community to participate in our university-wide events and initiatives throughout the spring. From boosting school spirit to raising funds, DAR engages donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University’s legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America.

Partner with DAR this Spring 2024

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) invites the campus community to participate in our university-wide events and initiatives throughout the spring. From boosting school spirit to raising funds, DAR engages donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University’s legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America. 

Save the Dates 

  • May 1: I Heart UD Giving Day, UD’s annual day of gratitude and giving invites the entire Blue Hen community—on campus and beyond—to give back to the UD programs and causes they love. Raise funds for your program or project by submitting a fundraising project application by March 17.  Spring 2024 UPDATE: We will no longer be CLONING old projects. If you need assistance or access to content used for a prior crowdfunding project, please contact us at henfunder@udel.edu before submitting the application.
  • May 31-June 2: Faculty and staff are invited to attend Alumni Weekend, joining Blue Hen alumni, friends and family for an exciting weekend of reconnecting with UD. From special college and department events to Dela-bration – the biggest UD party of the year – this is a weekend to create new UD memories. Colleges, departments and affinity groups can participate by hosting their own event.  Submit your event by February 15 to be included on the Alumni Weekend registration page and website by the time registration launches in March.  

 

Other Ways to Engage

  • Do you have volunteer opportunities DAR can support? We match UD alumni, parents and friends with meaningful volunteer opportunities that align with their passions and areas of interest at the University. Let us know of volunteer opportunities in your department by submitting this form. For more information, email volunteer@udel.edu.
  • UD Bucket List engages Blue Hens with experiences that best define what it means to be a part of the UD community. Participants share UD traditions, stay connected and build the common bond of being #BlueHensForever. Market your campus experience as a UD Bucket List item by contacting Katie Moyer at ktmoyer@udel.edu
  • Campus Partner DAR Resource Guide includes helpful information to assist with your development and alumni outreach needs, from data and online giving form requests to donor relations support and more.
  • HenFunder, UD’s crowdfunding platform, offers a quick, easy and effective way to raise funds for your UD organization, program or cause year-round. 
  • Make a gift to show your philanthropic support for the University of Delaware. Faculty and staff can also make recurring gifts through payroll deduction

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