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DSU Alumni & Friends Annual Giving

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Annual Giving is part of the Greater Than One Fundraising Campaign, a multi-year campaign for students that connects you to DSU’s proud and historic legacy of helping to transform the lives and futures of our students.
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Annual Giving is part of the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students, a multi-year campaign for students that connects you to DSU’s proud and historic legacy of helping to transform the lives and futures of our students.

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Give Today! Today we encourage your support of DSU’s Greater Than One: Campaign for Students. Give online or use one of the printable forms for mail in contributions, pledges, or automatic bank draft requests. Give Online Download and Mail 2014-15 Contribution Form Download and Mail Greater Than One Multi-year Pledge Form Download and Mail Recurring Check Payment Form   General Information Donor FAQs About DSU Mission/Vision Statement History of DSU Admissions Scholarships News News and media DSUpdate The Echo Submit stories for The Echo Athletics Event calendar    
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Office of Development

Carolyn Curry
Vice President for Institutional Advancement/ Chief of Staff
ccurry@desu.edu

Vita Pickrum
Sr. Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
vpickrum@desu.edu

Erin Abrams
Sr. Prospect Researcher
eholloman@desu.edu

Bryant Bell
Director of Major Gifts
btbell@desu.edu

Dr. Lisa Dunning
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
ldunning@desu.edu

Eric Hart, Ed.S.
Director of Major Gifts – Athletics
ehart@desu.edu

Dawn Hopkins
Prospector Researcher
dhopkins@desu.edu

Michael Miller
Director of Major Gifts
mmiller@desu.edu

Jadeen Notice
Financial Administrator
jnotice@desu.edu

LaShawne Pryor
Director Annual Giving

Henrietta Savage
Budget Analyst/Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
hsavage@desu.edu

Dr. L. Germaine Scott-Cheatham
Assistant Vice President for Development
lcheatham@desu.edu

Charity Shockley
Grants Manager
cshockley@desu.edu

Office of Development
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6055
Fax: 302.857.6058

dsufoundation@desu.edu

DSU Faculty and Staff Annual Giving

Teaser for Home: 
Annual Giving is part of the Greater Than One Fundraising Campaign, a multi-year campaign for students that connects you to DSU’s proud and historic legacy of helping to transform the lives and futures of our students.
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Annual Giving is part of the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students, a multi-year campaign for students that connects you to DSU’s proud and historic legacy of helping to transform the lives and futures of our students.

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Give Today! Today we encourage your support of DSU’s Greater Than One: Campaign for Students, a campaign for students. Give online, via payroll deduction, or use printable form. Give Online Payroll Deduction Download & Mail 2014-15 Contribution Form Download & Mail Greater Than One Multi-year Pledge Form General Information Donor FAQs About DSU Mission/Vision Statement History of DSU Admissions Scholarships News News and media DSUpdate The Echo Submit stories for The Echo Athletics Event calendar  
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Contact Us


Office of Development

Carolyn Curry
Vice President for Institutional Advancement/ Chief of Staff
ccurry@desu.edu

Vita Pickrum
Sr. Associate Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
vpickrum@desu.edu

Erin Abrams
Sr. Prospect Researcher
eholloman@desu.edu

Bryant Bell
Director of Major Gifts
btbell@desu.edu

Dr. Lisa Dunning
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
ldunning@desu.edu

Eric Hart, Ed.S.
Director of Major Gifts – Athletics
ehart@desu.edu

Dawn Hopkins
Prospector Researcher
dhopkins@desu.edu

Michael Miller
Director of Major Gifts
mmiller@desu.edu

Jadeen Notice
Financial Administrator
jnotice@desu.edu

LaShawne Pryor
Director Annual Giving

Henrietta Savage
Budget Analyst/Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
hsavage@desu.edu

Dr. L. Germaine Scott-Cheatham
Assistant Vice President for Development
lcheatham@desu.edu

Charity Shockley
Grants Manager
cshockley@desu.edu

Office of Development
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6055
Fax: 302.857.6058

dsufoundation@desu.edu

Annual Auction and Athletic Honorees Banquet

DSU Athletic Booster Club's
Annual Auction and Athletic Honorees Banquet

September 19, 2014 

Prudence Lodge #6 
1412 West College Road

Scholarship Sunday

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The Scholarship Sunday campaign has ended. Thank you for your support! Scholarship Sunday is a statewide, faith-based fundraising initiative for scholarships at Delaware State University. Last year, the University helped 749 students stay in school through private donations out of the thousands who requested financial assistance. Your participation in this year’s Scholarship Sunday will increase the amount of scholarship dollars available to support our students. You may very well have students within your congregation who attend DSU who will benefit from the funds raised. There are 3 ways you can give to Scholarship Sunday: 1. Give a special offering of at least $10-$20 or more at a participating House of Worship on Sunday, March 9, 2014, on behalf of the students at DSU 2. Make a gift online 3. Mail your gift to: Delaware State University Office of Development   c/o Scholarship Sunday 1200 North DuPont Hwy Dover, Delaware 19901  More information about Scholarship Sunday:  What is Scholarship Sunday? Scholarship Sunday is a statewide, faith-based fundraising initiative for scholarships at Delaware State University. This year marks the third time. Why should you give to DSU? Students within their congregations may attend DSU and will benefit from the funds raised. Alumni may be in the congregation who personally understand the need for financial support given their experiences while attending DSU. Last year, the University was able to help 749 students stay in school through private donations out of the thousands who requested financial assistance. Your participation in this year’s Scholarship Sunday will increase the amount of scholarship dollars available to support our students. Why should you give now? Given that we are in the midst of Black History Month, financially supporting the students who attend the only historically black institution of higher learning in Delaware seems appropriate.  How can I give? You can give a special offering of at least $10-$20 or more at a participating House of Worship on Sunday, March 9, 2014, on behalf of the students at DSU. Online giving is also available or you can mail your gift to: Delaware State University Office of Development   c/o Scholarship Sunday 1200 North DuPont Hwy Dover, Delaware 19901  How will the money be collected at my House of Worship? Scholarship Sunday envelopes will be delivered to participating houses of worship. Once you have filled out the information requested on the envelope, just place your gift in it, and then seal it before placing the envelope into the offering plate. The gifts should be recorded by the church treasurer and secured. A designated University representative will coordinate a date and time to pick up the money.  

United Way Drive

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DSU United Way 2014 Drive

January 14 - January 28

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Pledge Instructions If you are DSU faculty or staff, please refer to the link in your email from January 14 to make your pledge.  Subject: DSU 2013 United Way Campaign - DO NOT DELETE.  Paper forms are available. Contact the Office of Development. Click the link in your email and you will automatically be logged in so you can make your pledge. If for some reason you get logged out, try closing the window and clicking the link again.  If that does not work, please contact the e-pledge helpline at 302-573-3791. If you choose to designate any portion of your pledge to DSU, please use the DSU United Way code 12217. This is the only way for the DSU Foundation to properly credit you for your donation to Delaware State University.  Look for the agency search tab at the bottom of Step 3 (allocation). Type in the amount you want to designate and click ADD.  Note: Any designation must be a minimum of $25.00.  You can then click next and complete your United Way pledge. Additional frequently asked questions are included on this page to address any other questions you may have. Thank you for supporting the 2014 DSU United Way Drive.   Frequently Asked Questions Why Have a United Way Drive? Why Should I Contribute? I Don't Need to Give Because My Spouse Gives Where He (She) Works. Who Uses United Way Services? I'm Not Going to Use These Services, Why Should I Support Them? What Are the Standards for Admitting an Agency to United Way? Should I Give Even If I Don't Like All the Member Agencies? Who Decides How Much is Allocated to Each United Way Agency? Can I Designate Specific Agencies To Receive My Donation? How Carefully Are Agency Expenditures Overseen? Why Do Some Agencies Charge Fees? Do I Have to Contribute? What Is The Percentage Overhead?   Why Have a United Way Drive? The single, annual fund-raising drive which helps to provide a multitude of services is the most efficient, economical method yet devised. It works so well because volunteers can combine their resources for one appeal instead of many individual drives. Contributors, too, have the opportunity to see their human service dollars go the farthest to do the most good, helping to support many agencies through one gift. Why Should I Contribute? Your charitable dollar goes farther with United Way. United Way is run by volunteers, which insures that the maximum amount of every dollar contributed is returned to work in the community. I Don't Need to Give Because My Spouse Gives Where He (She) Works. We're glad to hear that your spouse supports United Way. But, as an individual, your gift is important also. When your spouse gives his/her fair share, he/she is giving based on his/her individual salary. We are asking that you do the same, as an individual, by making a contribution based on your salary. Who Uses United Way Services? People from all walks of life. People suffering the stress of unemployment, the elderly, the handicapped, youth, and families. Anyone who has ever taken a course from the Red Cross. . . children who have enjoyed a Scouting program. The list includes 111 agencies, all providing services to a wide spectrum of people. I'm Not Going to Use These Services, Why Should I Support Them? It's possible that you may never use United Way services. However, some people give because they want to maintain the services in case they do need them, like disaster assistance or home health care for an elderly relative, or youth development programs. But a number of people give because there are persons in our community who cannot pay their own way . . . who really cannot help themselves as much as they would like . . . an abused child, a handicapped youngster, an elderly invalid, the mentally ill. They need help . . service . . . so they can learn to help themselves. What Are the Standards for Admitting an Agency to United Way? Volunteers serving on the Membership Committee review a wide range of information before admitting an agency to United Way. Standards an agency must meet include nonprofit status, a solid financial responsibility record, providing needed services, serving Delawareans, having an active, responsive voluntary board, having services readily available regardless of race or creed and a competent agency staff. Should I Give Even If I Don't Like All the Member Agencies? It would be impossible for United Way to fund 111 agencies that would appeal to everyone. It is this very scope of services that is United Way's main selling point. Be assured that all agencies receiving United Way support are carefully reviewed each year by committees of volunteers drawn from the community. Who Decides How Much is Allocated to Each United Way Agency? Volunteers–people like yourself--decide how much is allocated. The allocation of United Way dollars is a continuing review process involving volunteer participation to assure contributors that every dollar is spent wisely. Volunteer committees, representing all segments of our area, work together to review agency programs and budgets. Can I Designate Specific Agencies To Receive My Donation? Yes, United Way's designation system lets you designate specific local agencies, neighboring United Ways, specific agencies with other United Ways, and eligible Delaware nonprofit organizations. How Carefully Are Agency Expenditures Overseen? An important element in United Way agency admission is sound fiscal management. Periodic financial reports and annual audits insure this. Why Do Some Agencies Charge Fees? United Way funded services are used by all kinds of people–not as a charity, but as an aid to everyday living. The funds raised by the campaign go far to ensure that no one in need will be deprived. People who can afford to pay do so; others pay what they can afford. Do I Have to Contribute? No, all contributions are voluntary. United Way policy states, "Giving is a personal matter and a personal decision; whether individuals wish to give and how much they choose to give are up to the individual." Employee giving should not have a stated or implied affect on employment status. What Is The Percentage Overhead? Eighty-nine percent of the money contributed goes directly to the United Way agencies while eleven percent goes to administrative costs.
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United Way code for Delaware State University is 12217

For questions about the DSU United Way drive, contact:

LaShawne Pryor
Director Annual Giving
302-857-7391

President's Scholarship Ball Tickets for December Graduates

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December Graduates!  We're offering you a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your graduation and pay it forward to your fellow Hornets! You can purchase discounted tickets just for you and your family to attend the President's Scholarship Ball on December 14. All proceeds benefit DSU student scholarships.  President's Scholarship Ball Saturday, December 14, 2013 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Cocktail Reception 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Dinner-Dance  Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Tickets:  $99/Individual (Graduates and Family members only).   Purchase tickets online   The President’s Scholarship Ball is a Black Tie Affair. An exciting evening is planned with live entertainment featuring Mike Hines and The Look, music, dancing, and camaraderie. Festivities will also include a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dining, and more. Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Has Special Hotel Rates, Too!  Available now through Friday, November 29, 2013, Dover Downs has special, reasonably-priced accommodation packages available for all President’s Scholarship Ball attendees. Reservation Number – (866) 473-7378 Group Code - GDSU13 Room Rate - $149 plus taxes (8%) and fees ($6.00) Includes complimentary breakfast at the Festival Buffet for each adult Includes $25.00 in Free Slot Play for each adult For additional information, please contact the: Office of Development Telephone: (302) 857-6055 Email: dsufoundation@desu.edu No tickets sold at the door  

HBCU Philanthropy Symposium

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The Power of Collaboration JULY 24 - 25, 2014  Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware Keynote Speaker: Johnny C. Taylor President & CEO Thurgood Marshall College Fund  Registration ends July 22 Rate: $100.00/attendee Register Now 2014 Symposium Itinerary   Make your hotel reservation: Fairfield Inn & Suites | 302.677.0900 Ask for the HBCU Symposium rate — $89 per night plus applicable taxes   This program is made possible through a grant from the CASE District II Venture Capital Fund.
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Participants from the 2013 Symposium. The objective was to establish a consortium among regional public HBCUs that will empower us to share best practices and pursue funding for common initiatives. This year's theme, The Power of Collaboration, will consist of a working and engaging dialogue about the power we have as a collective group to shape the lives of the students we serve.

View the 2014 Itinerary

 

 

Battle of the Colleges

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Battle of the Colleges DSU’s Battle of the Colleges is an opportunity for each college to promote its achievements, while raising much needed funds for academic excellence and the overall advancement of the college (student scholarships and enrichment). The challenge runs from March 18 to April 25, 2014. Here’s how it works: 1. Select your favorite DSU College 2. Make your tax-deductible donation: Online (click on the College's flag below) By mail (make checks payable to DSU Foundation c/o College of [Name of College] Over the phone, by calling the DSU Foundation at 302.857.6055 3. Check back weekly to see which College is winning! Funds raised will be designated to each College and will be used at the discretion of the college in collaboration with the deans. Click on the flag for a College to make your donation:        Thank you for your support -- and may the best College win!  Leaderboard See which College is in the lead this week:  

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