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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

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 Pre Symposium is made possible through a grant from the CASE District II Venture Fund July 22, 2015 Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware Registration: $100 per attendee (includes Symposium and Pre Symposium   REGISTRATION About Partners Symposium Agenda Registration Hotel Reservations Contact "The single most difficult challenge facing HBCUs is to identify major funders/investors in our institutions and students. We have a strong history of delivering positive educational outcomes with underrepresented, disadvantaged student populations, but this work requires significant financial resources." Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president/ceo Thurgood Marshall College Fund “Engaging alumni in the philanthropy process is vital to the success and survival of HBCUs. Through the HBCU Symposium, advancement professionals share and learn best-practices regarding alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, communications and marketing. This comprehensive approach to HBCUs and educational advancement is critical and should not be missed!” Rob Henry, executive director of Emerging Constituencies, CASE About Top ​ Dear Colleagues: I hope to welcome you to the 4th Annual HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on July 23-24, 2015.  We have also added a pre-symposium workshop on July 22.   I really hope you will participate with us this year as we have a powerful agenda planned that includes keynote addresses from Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and ceo of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Bill Moses, managing director for the Kresge Foundation Education Program. The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium brings together development professionals from public HBCUs to discuss common challenges.  Unlike many other conferences, this symposium is solely planned with development and philanthropy in mind, from a public HBCU perspective. The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium targets Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, and Corporate and Foundation Relations.  Participants have the opportunity to discuss and strategize challenges specific to your institution.  Be prepared to engage and share best practices with peers who are looking for solutions to many of the same challenges you face every day. The best part is that you walk away with solutions and ideas to help you raise more money for your institution and cultivate a stronger donor base. I hope you will join us July 22-23. Sincerely, Vita Pickrum, CFRE Sr. Associate Vice President for Development Delaware State University Partners Top Thurgood Marshall College Fund Council for Advancement and Support of Education Symposium Agenda Top Pre-Conference The purpose is to engage in professional development activities that will help lead to the completion of a joint proposal among consortium schools to development a sustainable model for building student philanthropy councils. The Professional development and pre symposium is made possible by a grant through the CASE District II Venture Fund. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration Lunch Welcome Student Philanthropy – Student’s Perspective   1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.   Student Philanthropy Proposal Discussion Open discussion about activities and budget for student philanthropy day proposal Break Student Philanthropy Proposal Discussion Continue discussions but start to narrow the focus of the content Finalize Proposal Agree on a final version to prepare for submission 5 p.m. Dinner Thursday, July 23 8 a.m. 9 a.m.     9:15 a.m.     9:30 a.m.   11 a.m. 11:15 a.m.                   12:30 p.m.     1:30 p.m.   2:30 p.m.     3:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.   4:45 p.m.       6 p.m.   Registration (Full Breakfast) Welcome and Opening Address Vita Pickrum Senior Associate Vice President for Development, Delaware State University        HBCUs: Now is Our Time Dr. Harry Williams President, Delaware State University Year in Review Panel discussion reflecting on successes and challenges of previous year for each institution Break Professional Development Annual Giving This session is for annual giving directors to come away with strategies to increase annual giving when there is growing competition for fewer donor dollars.  The session will also address ways to increase donor participation across all levels of donors. Campaign Giving It seems now that every university is coming out, going into, or is in the middle of a multimillion dollar campaign.  This session will address strategic initiatives to leverage your university’s community, corporate, and alumni partners. Planned Giving One of the most missed funding opportunities for HBCUs is when an individual connected to your university is not asked to consider a gift upon their death. We will address when the appropriate time to begin cultivation for planned giving is, who the prime prospects are, and what the most effective ways to identify them are.     CFRE Learn how earning a CFRE can be a benefit to your fundraising career and increase your opportunities for advancement in the industry.   Luncheon – Keynote Address Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Student Philanthropy Student Panel Roundtable Discussions - Effectively using data in Annual Giving - Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving - Leveraging your Board during a campaign - Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals - Engaging lapsed alumni Break Corporate Philanthropy Panel Leveraging HBCUs strengths to meet the needs of corporate partners today and in the future Roundtable Discussions (continued) - Effectively using data in Annual Giving - Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving - Leveraging your Board during a campaign - Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals - Engaging lapsed alumni Dinner President's Residence       Friday, July 24 8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Keynote Address Bill Moses Managing Director for Higher Education, Kresge Foundation 9:30 a.m. Roundtable Reports - Effectively using data in Annual Giving - Cultivating major gift donors for the next level of giving - Leveraging your Board during a campaign - Effectively working with professors as knowledge experts on proposals - Engaging lapsed alumni 10:30 a.m.   Consortium Group Strategy Sessions Facilitator Rob Henry Executive director of Emerging Constituencies, CASE 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Lunch Next Steps Closing Remarks   *The agenda is subject to change .field-label {color:#ffffff;} Registration Top   window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('17306561-1cdf-43b8-81e0-1f9d088469ca'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async = true; e.src = 'https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/bbox-min.js'; document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(e); } ()); Hotel Reservations Top Make your hotel reservation Fairfield Inn & Suites | 302.677.0900 Ask for the HBCU Symposium rate — $89 per night plus applicable taxes   Contact Top LaShawne A. Pryor HBCU Philanthropy Coordinator Director of Annual Giving Delaware State University 302-857-7391 lpryor@desu.edu

Divine Nine Challenge

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“The Most Divine Among the Nine” Challenge engages Delaware State University Greek letter organizations as leaders to raise scholarship dollars for DSU students. It is a competition among the Greek organizations; however, you do not have to be a member of any organization to participate. The Divine 9 challenge begins Friday, October 4, 2013, at noon and concludes Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 3 p.m.  Check back daily to this website to see which organization is in the lead! The winning Greek organization with the most votes will be crowned “The Most Divine Among the Nine” and will: Be recognized and have a group picture taken during the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 12; Be featured on DSU’s website and in various publications; Receive special recognition at the President’s Scholarship Ball on December 14, 2013 

DSU Champion Fund

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The DSU Champion Fund celebrates and supports DSU student athletes and the DSU Athletics program. Your donation to the Champion Fund will count toward the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students.
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The DSU Champion Fund celebrates and supports DSU student athletes and the DSU Athletics program. Your donation to the Champion Fund will count toward the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students.

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The Champion Fund exists to support DSU Athletics. Ways to give to the Champion Fund A special fund, The DSU Champion Fund, has been created by the DSU Foundation, Inc., the official fundraising entity for Delaware State University. Contributions should to be made to the DSU Foundation, Inc. and notated for the Champion Fund. All donations to the Champion Fund will count toward the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students. Contributions may also be made by: Checks/Money Orders (made payable to: Delaware State University Foundation, Inc., 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901) Giving by Telephone (please call 302.857.6056, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to process your credit card or debit card gift to DSU) Matching Gifts Hall of Fame List The list of Hall of Fame inductees is current and covers the period of 1968 through 2014.
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A Legacy of Champions to:

  • Honor DSU Hall of Famers
  • Fund scholarships for DSU athletes
  • Support overall athletic needs

DSU is committed to helping our student athletes become champions – on and off the playing field.

The help fulfill our students’ dreams of completing their college educations, we created the Champion Fund.  This allows us to provide scholarship support to our student athletes, helps to honor our alumni athletes by installing a DSU Athletic Hall of Fame display to inspire future generations of Hornets, and support overall athletic needs.

All donations to the Champion Fund count toward the Greater Than One: Campaign for Students

For more information, contact Eric Hart, Director of Major Gifts – Athletics, ehart@desu.edu, 302.857.7508

 

 

Friends of Delaware State University Cocktail Party

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Date: Monday,  May 21, 2012
Time:  6:00 pm – 7:30pm 

Osher Reentry Scholarship Established

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A new source of scholarships for non-traditional students became available in January 2012 with a grant to DSU of $50,000 by the Bernard Osher Foundation to establish DSU’s Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund. The Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund will be allocated to non-traditional students at DSU using the following guidelines to select Osher Scholars: Students have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years. Students are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. Students anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation. Students demonstrate financial need, as well as academic promise and a commitment to complete a degree program.   The new Osher Re-Entry Scholarship is available for full-time and part-time non-traditional students such as Laura Fissette, DSU human resources major from Smyrna. Osher Scholars may be full-time or part-time students, and may be awarded the scholarship again in the second and subsequent years if they continue to meet the criteria and funds are available. The scholarship awards will only be applied to tuition cost. This scholarship opportunity is not available to students seeking an additional degree, or for visiting international students. Students are encouraged to apply today for the Osher Reentry Scholarship. Applications are available at the Offices of Financial Aid and Development.  For more information contact the Office of Development by phoning 302.857.6055 or emailing dsufoundation@desu.edu.

Barclays Bank Mentor Program

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Barclays has launched a new annual internship program with Delaware State University in which six DSU students will work at Barclaycard US in its Credit Risk Organization for a two-month assignment. Amer Sajed, CEO of Barclaycard US, and DSU President Harry L. Williams unveiled the new Barclays Bank Mentor Program (BBMP) during a media event at the Barclaycard site in Wilmington. Also in attendance and speaking in support of the initiative were U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. “This program underscores the commitment of Barclays to citizenship, community and the future of Delaware – its young people,” said Mr. Sajed.  “We’re focused on ensuring that our energy, ideas, expertise and passion are leveraged to help the different causes we support.  This program illustrates this approach in action because our colleagues will leverage their mentoring skills and share their knowledge to help young people.” Dr. Williams said the program is part of a series of new initiatives to make Delaware State University stronger and enhance its national reputation. “We are very proud that a major company agreed to provide our students with this type of support,” Dr. Williams said. "Initiatives like the Barclays Bank Mentor Program help DSU to achieve the vision by providing an opportunity for our students to build upon their academic training in the skills necessary to become the first choice of employers in this industry. " Each student will have Barclays business mentor and receive important, marketable experience through assignments in gathering data, conducting analysis, leveraging computer programs such as Excel and SAS, working on teams, implementing programs and presenting to a corporate audience. Carmen Mikhaiel, a DSU student and Barclays intern, spoke on behalf of the other interns. “In the business world, this program is great for networking and will boost our resumes -- an advantage after graduation when we go into the work force,” she said. Sen. Carper said that DSU’s partnership with Barclays is reflective of the direction the University is moving in to prepare its students for success. “DSU is breaking into the top 15 HBCUs and is working toward breaking into the top 10,” Sen. Carper said. “DSU is a school on the move.” Sen. Coons noted the importance of public-private partnerships in driving job opportunities in Delaware. “It is very important for area employers to support our educational institutions,” he said.  “This is a model of what a public-private partnership should be about.” The inaugural group of DSU-Barclays interns, their years and majors are: Clarence Banks, sophomore, finance & banking; Tiona Campbell, sophomore, accounting; Dwight Deloatch, sophomore, finance & banking; Carmen Mikhaiel, junior, accounting; Palesa Motshidi, sophomore, accounting; and Clifford Streater, senior, management information systems. Barclays awarded a total of $120,000 in support of the BBMP during 2012.  U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, DSU President Harry L. Williams, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Barclaycard CEO Amer Sajed.  

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