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DSU Optics Program Donations

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Support for the Optics Program 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 transforming the lives and futures of our students.

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Office of Development
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6055
dsufoundation@desu.edu

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DSU Optics Center

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The Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) at Delaware State University Artist's rendering of the north-side view of the new Applied Optics Building, (currently under construction). Dear Friend of OSCAR, The opening of the new state-of-the-art Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) Building at Delaware State University marks an exciting step forward for DSU and the wider community. With your help, we look forward to expanding upon DSU’s impressive history of accomplishment in optics: Over $40 million in competitive research grants obtained; National and international recognition for its role in NASA’s most recent mission to the planet Mars; New Master of Science and PhD programs in optics; Significant contributions to our understanding of optical techniques for the early detection of diseases, pollutants and other threats to our well-being. The building would not have been possible without the generous support of the State of Delaware, but we need the help of donors like you to help realize the program’s scientific, educational and economic development goals, including: Fostering the development of new high-technology companies; Allowing DSU to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists in the rapidly growing field of optics; Attracting additional federal research dollars; Increasing the size of the undergraduate and graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); Improving STEM education by training teachers and giving opportunities to K-12 students to learn from scientists about their work; Buying new and moving existing equipment. OSCAR is one of the few centers for applied research in optics in the country and one of even fewer with an expertise in the promising field of biophotonics. I hope you will join us in this ambitious journey of discovery, education and economic growth that will benefit not only Kent County, but Delaware and the nation! Sincerely, Dr. Noureddine Melikechi Director, OSCAR Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
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Donors of $2,500 or more will have the opportunity to have their name (or that of someone they would like to honor) appear under an element on a representation of the periodic table of the elements to be permanently displayed in the lobby of the new Applied Optics Building.  

Prefer to respond by mail to reserve your element? Please click here to download and print a response form. When completing the form, indicate "Optics Support" and your selection/inscription on the comment line. Elements are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the Office of Development at 302.857.6055 for additional assistance.

 

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a multi-shell atom

1. Inner Shell $100,000
2. Second Shell $75,000
3. Third Shell $50,000
4. Fourth Shell $25,000
5. Fifth Shell $10,000
6. Sixth Shell $5,000
7. Seventh Shell $2,500
  Friend of Optics $100

 


“By investing in this project, we are investing in the future of our state.  Students are gaining the great potential to learn cutting edge science and technology for the jobs of tomorrow.  Strong universities will give us the educated workforce we need for the future, and further strengthen Delaware as an attractive place for innovative businesses.”

Governor Jack Markell in announcing the State of Delaware’s commitment to funding Phase I of the new optics facility

 

Contribute to DSU - Alumni & Friends of DSU

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You may also download and mail a contribution: 2015-16 Contribution Form, Greater Than One Multi-year Pledge Form, or Recurring Check Payment Form.

Contact us for more information.
Office of Development
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6055
dsufoundation@desu.edu

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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. Our secure online payment portal is always available for your convenience.  Download and Mail 2015-16 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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Contact Us


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

Erin Abrams
Sr. Prospect Researcher
eholloman@desu.edu

Bryant Bell
Director of Major Gifts
btbell@desu.edu

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

Dawn Hopkins
Prospect 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

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

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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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For more information about Annual Giving and the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students, contact:

LaShawne Pryor, director for Annual Giving
lpryor@desu.edu
 

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Faculty and Staff Giving Matters ... and Makes a Difference for Students! We encourage your support of DSU’s Greater Than One: Campaign for Students with an annual gift. Your gift is an investment to assure a quality college education for our students, which requires a financial investment in scholarships, technology and training. Did you know? Sometimes the most compelling case we can make for substantial grants and funding for DSU is that our faculty and staff contribute financially. Consider making your annual gift today.  It's easy and will make a guaranteed impact for our students and greater good for Delaware State University. Make your annual gift in one of the following ways: Online via our secure portal  Payroll Deduction Sample Annual Gifts               $ per pay (based on 26 pays per year) $1,000                                     $38.46 $500                                        $19.23 $250                                        $9.62 $125                                        $4.81   Check made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation   Download & Mail 2015-16 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


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

Erin Abrams
Sr. Prospect Researcher
eholloman@desu.edu

Bryant Bell
Director of Major Gifts
btbell@desu.edu

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

Dawn Hopkins
Prospect 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

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

Charity Shockley
Grants Manager
cshockley@desu.edu

Institutional Advancement
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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Scholarship Sunday 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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Scholarship Sunday is a statewide, faith-based fundraising initiative for scholarships at Delaware State University. Last year, the University helped 699 students stay in school through private donations out of the thousands who requested financial assistance. Your participation in the 4th Annual Scholarship Sunday initiative will increase the amount of scholarship and financial aid dollars available to support our students in 2015. With the support of the following churches, $25,000.00 was raised for Scholarship Sunday in 2014: Beacon Lighthouse Fellowship Church, Dover Bethel AME Church, Smyrna Bethel AME Church, Wilmington Bethuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dover Burton Chapel AME, Milton Buttonwood United Methodist Church, New Castle Byrds AME Church, Clayton Calvary Baptist Church, Dover Camden Friends Meeting, Camden Canaan Baptist Church, New Castle Central Baptist Church, Dover Christ Episcopal Church, Dover Crossroad Christian Church, Dover Fairview AME, Woodlyn, PA First Baptist Church of Cheswold, Cheswold First Pilgrim Baptist Church, Camden Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes Graham AME Church, Greenwood Hubert AME Church, Frederica Jesus Is Lord (Church of Deliverance), Dover John Wesley AME, Dover Macedonia AME, Seaford Manna Christian Fellowship, Wilmington Mount Calvary AME Church, Seaford Mother AUFCMP Church, Wilmington Mount Carmel Seventh-day Adventist Church, Harrington Mount Joy United Methodist Church, Wilmington Mount Plymouth AME Church, Felton   Mount Zion AME Church, Dover Mount Zion Church, Georgetown New Elizabeth AME Church, Wilmington New Life Fellowship Ministries, Lincoln Pentecostal Church of God, Lincoln Simpson United Methodist, Wilmington Solid Rock Baptist Church, Dover Star Hill AME Church, Dover Tabernacle FGB Cathedral, Wilmington The Resurrection Center, Wilmington Union Baptist Church, Lincoln Wesley United Methodist Church, Dover Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Dover 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 8, 2015, 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:  Why should I give now? You may very well have students within your congregation who attend DSU who will benefit from the funds raised. More than 85% of undergraduate students at Delaware State University depend on scholarships or financial assistance. They have the grades. They have the desire. Help us ensure that they have the funding to complete their education. 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 donations.

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

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