Our Way of Saying Thank You

The Delaware Diamonds Society recognizes and honors the University of Delaware’s most generous donors. The University is grateful for the consistent, loyal giving of the nearly 5,000 Society members who contribute $1,000 or more annually to support scholarships, academic programs, faculty research and more. The generosity of Delaware Diamonds Society donors provides for the margin of excellence necessary for outstanding academic achievement and makes a crucial difference in the ultimate success of our students.

Now more than ever, during the Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware, we look to the Delaware Diamonds Society to help create an extraordinary student experience and to extend the University’s impact on the world.

Together, we can make the remarkable happen at UD.

Delaware Diamonds Society Levels

Pacesetter $100,000+
Innovator $50,000 - $99,999
Visionary $25,000 - $49,999
Ambassador $10,000 - $24,999
Patron $5,000 - $9,999
Benefactor $2,500 - $4,999
Contributor $1,000 - $2,499

Delaware Diamonds Society Levels for Young Alumni

We’re committed to making sure all of our alumni feel engaged as Blue Hens forever and we’re continually exploring ways for everyone to be involved. Recent efforts have been focused on ensuring that our young alumni feel connected and have ways to contribute philanthropically as they take the next steps in their life’s journey.

We are pleased to recognize young alumni in the Delaware Diamonds Society at the following giving levels, based on undergraduate graduation. This affords young alumni the opportunity to be part of our leadership recognition society early on and to grow support for UD.

Current Students $100
Class of 2017 $100
Class of 2016 $200
Class of 2015 $300
Class of 2014 $400
Class of 2013 $500
Class of 2012 $600
Class of 2011 $700
Class of 2010 $800
Class of 2009 $900
Class of 2008 $1000

Your Exclusive Opportunities

The University of Delaware is proud to recognize you as a Delaware Diamonds Society member and provide you with exclusive opportunities that demonstrate our appreciation for your generosity.

  • Invitations to members-only Society events with the opportunity to interact personally with University leadership as well as fellow UD supporters
  • Personal recognition in UD’s annual report of donors
  • Personal society cards and lapel pins
  • Exclusive access to the Bob Carpenter Club for UD football as well as men’s and women’s basketball games (Game day tickets required; opens 90 minutes prior to game)
  • Special entrances to the Delaware Stadium
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets for select events at the Bob Carpenter Center before they are available to the general public
  • 10% discount on all UD merchandise and general books at UD’s Bookstore
  • 10% off the room rate and inclusion in the VIP program at the Courtyard Marriott located on UD’s Newark campus
  • 10% discount at Vita Nova, UD’s student-run fine dining restaurant

Reminder: Athletic representatives are prohibited from providing a student-athlete or a prospective student-athlete with any extra benefits. Legal guardians or relatives of student-athletes or prospective student-athletes are allowed access to the Bob Carpenter Club as Delaware Diamonds Society donors only. Legal guardians or relatives of student-athletes or prospective student-athletes are prohibited access to the Bob Carpenter Club as a guest of a Delaware Diamonds Society donor. The University of Delaware is committed to the principle of institutional control and will maintain all aspects of its intercollegiate athletics program in full accordance with all NCAA, CAA Conference and University rules.


Upcoming Events

Class Reunion Celebrations

Celebrate your class reunion at Alumni Weekend 2018, which takes place June 1-3! This year we’re celebrating:

50th – Class of 1968
45th – Class of 1973
40th – Class of 1978
35th – Class of 1983
30th – Class of 1988
25th – Class of 1993
20th – Class of 1988
15th – Class of 2003
10th – Class of 2008
5th – Class of 2013
1st – Class of 2017

If you are spirited, social and looking for an opportunity to network with other Blue Hens, consider serving as a Class Reunion Ambassador! Click here to sign up for this opportunity today or contact Tracey Bauernschmidt at tbauerns@udel.edu for more information. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Your Impact

Caroline Grove, BE18
"Your support makes a major difference in our college experience and we couldn't do it without you. It's people like you that help to make my dream of attending UD come true."

– Caroline Grove, BE18
Student Alumni Ambassador