University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 5, No. 2/1996 New diamond setting for Delaware's donors Venerable Old College Hall will soon be approached via a Diamond Walkway-a special area designed to recognize and thank in a unique way the members of the Delaware Diamonds Society and the UD Legacy Society. The walkway, to be installed this summer, will extend from Main Street to the steps of Old College. The walkway will feature large, gray pavers forming diamond shapes in the center with red bricks engraved with the names of Delaware's most generous donors placed around them. Established in 1991, the Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes alumni and friends who have given at least $5,000 to the University or who have pledged to do so over a five-year period. Bricks also will recognize members of the Legacy Society, which honors those persons who have provided for the University's future by establishing a deferred gift. Using a computerized process, each brick will be injected with epoxy after it is engraved with a donor's name. This process ensures that the bricks and the engraved names do not degrade. Each year, bricks featuring the names of new members will replace plain ones in the walkway. The Diamond Walkway was designed by Ellen Baldo of Chadd's Ford, Pa. Anyone who wants to join the Delaware Diamonds Society or who is interested in making a deferred gift to the University and becoming a member of the Legacy Society may fill out the forms at right. For further information, contact James Dawson on the Delaware Diamonds Society or Paula Tilmon on the Legacy Society in the Office of University Development, telephone (302) 831-2104; fax (302) 831-3045; or send e-mail to: James. Dawson@mvs.udel.edu or to Paula.Tilmon@mvs.udel.edu.