Students are the heart and soul of UD—we flourish only when they can discover the true potential of their creativity, curiosity and capability, regardless of economic situation, financial need or the uncertainties life may bring. As we continue to cultivate global citizens with expertise and practical skills, donor support allows us to constantly enhance the student experience, creating opportunities, programs and resources that help each of them realize their greatest achievements.  

Returning to His Roots

Engineering and language studies take Fulbright Scholar, Rickey Egan, EG18, 19M, around the world and back to his mother’s homeland. Read More      




Full Circle

Plastino Scholar, Kira Smith, HS18, traveled to China to conduct research in the same orphanage where she lived decades before. Read More      




Growing Solutions

As a Borel Global Fellow, Isaac Kamweru keeps Delaware First in the fight against famine. Read More      






At UD, our faculty members teach, inspire and challenge our students. They bring their expertise, cutting-edge research and passion to class each day and our students benefit. Professorships, endowed chairs and other faculty support can be a deciding factor for where many of the best of the best decide to teach. With help from our supporters, we can attract and retain even more dedicated faculty members.  

Global Reach

Alice Ba addresses global challenges with her research and teachings. Read More





Depths of Discovery

Fueled by a professorship, Matt Oliver makes new discoveries and innovations in environmental research. Read More      





From the iconic Green and traditionally Georgian halls to the high-tech labs and collaborative spaces, our campus is full of places where students learn, faculty grows, community gathers and memories are made. What students learn is inexorably linked to where they learn it. Updated labs, innovative equipment, expanded space will all enhance the student and faculty experience at UD and we can’t do it alone. Philanthropic support will help us renovate existing buildings as well as create new spaces.  

Brain Food

Renovations to Worrilow Hall provides students with innovative space for studies and discovery. Read More      






UD has a solid foundation of excellence and grand visions for the future. We can’t make them a reality alone. We’re immensely grateful to our many donors who choose to support our world-changing initiatives, talented students and ground-breaking faculty. Every gift makes a difference and helps us reach our ambitious goals, fulfilling the greatest potential in our students, faculty and staff.  


Learning to Lead

Local students and Blue Hens benefit from leadership programs and philanthropy of Double Dels, Rob and Kath Siegfried. Read More    




Family Ties

When James “Jim” Orr Jr., EG49, moved from Long Island, New York, to pursue his chemical engineering degree at UD, he had no idea he was setting the course for three generations of Double Dels. Read More    




Answering the Call

Former QB, other UD football alumni support fundraising campaign and Athletics’ Building Our Home Initiative. Read More      



Legacy of Knowledge

Donated collection gives students the gift of knowledge. Read More    






Note for Note

Supporters for UD’s Department of Music help students achieve greater success. Read More      



Lending a Helping Hand

Generous donors support NUCLEUS to give UD students the edge for success. Read More      

Campaign Progress

Current Campain Progress: $840,064,252 of $750,000,000

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