Parents Fund

The Parents Fund creates a community of parents actively engaged in their students’ college experience and provides the primary vehicle to philanthropically support the campus. Ensuring UD’s academic excellence requires more than state funds and student fees. It requires the involvement and generous support of UD parents, affording valuable enrichment opportunities to every student.

Enriching the Student Experience

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

The strategic methods to accomplish these goals require additional investment in the First Year Student Experience, Career Services, Student Leadership Development, and Late Night & Weekend Programs – including speakers, cultural events, and student-initiated activities that encourage healthy lifestyle choices for students.

The UD Parents Fund supports student life programs and activities not covered by tuition—experiences that transform students and prepare them for a lifetime of success. Thanks to the generosity of so many Parents Fund donors, the University has been able to:

By supporting the Parents Fund, UD families are helping students become the next generation of innovative leaders, outstanding professionals, and active and contributing citizens.

How You Can Help

With a commitment to creating a strong support system and learning environment, which fosters social and academic growth, UD parents play a vital role at the University of Delaware.

Parents who make gifts of $1,000 qualify for membership in the Delaware Diamonds Society.

Any parent interested in learning more about supporting the Parents Fund is encouraged to contact 302-831-2104.

UD Parents Fund Council

We are grateful to our parent volunteers who serve on the Parents Fund Council, sharing their time and energy to enhance the student experience at UD. Council members provide leadership support of the Parents Fund and reach out to fellow parents to enlist their support. Our parent volunteers enjoy developing a connection with the University and with each other. The enthusiasm and commitment of these volunteers fuels the success of the Parents Fund. For more information, visit the Parents Fund Council page.

Questions? Want to get Involved?

Contact 302-831-2104 or email


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