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Solicitation Guidelines

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Please click here to give online.   Delaware State University Fundraising, Sponsorship and Non-Monetary Support Solicitation Guidelines   There are multiple sets of rules and guidelines governing the fundraising process, solicitation for sponsorships and contributions, and acquisition of in-kind (non-monetary) donations. These rules and guidelines are necessary to comply with various governing bodies and to obtain the most support possible for DSU.   Click here for complete guidelines   Solicitation by Alumni   Alumni, and associated individuals or entities shall involve the Office of Development in the earliest stages of soliciting monetary or non-monetary support by contacting the Associate Vice President for Development or designee prior to approaching a potential donor, sponsor or contributor for support. Under no circumstances should a proposal be submitted to a corporation or foundation without first receiving written approval of the Associate Vice President for Development or the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The approval process is as follows: Obtain a copy of the appropriate DSU solicitation review form. Complete and submit the appropriate DSU solicitation review form through the appropriate channels (Director of Alumni Relations) to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement or the Associate Vice President for Development for approval prior to solicitation. (See forms below). The required information should be completed and submitted in electronic and paper form, including any proposal or written request, to the Office of Development no fewer than 15 business days before the event date, delivery deadline, or desired mailing date.   Click here for Solicitation by Alumni form   Click here for Alumni Event Request form   Solicitation by Students   Students and student organizations shall involve the Office of Development in the earliest stages of fundraising activity by completing and submitting the appropriate DSU solicitation review form through the appropriate channels (Director of Student Leadership and Activities, Vice President for Student Affairs) and then to the Vice President for Institutional.   Advancement or the Associate Vice President for Development for approval prior to solicitation. (See forms below). The required information should be completed and submitted in electronic and paper form, including any proposal or written request, to the Office of Development no fewer than 15 business days before the event date, delivery deadline, or desired mailing date. Click here for On Campus Solicitation by Students form   Click here for Off-Campus Solicitation by Students form   Click here for Student Event Request form  Solicitation by Faculty, Staff and Administration   Faculty, staff and administrators shall involve the Office of Development in the earliest stages of fundraising activity by contacting the Assistant Vice President for Development and /or designee prior to approaching a potential donor, sponsor or contributor for support.  Under no circumstances should a proposal or other form of solicitation be submitted to a corporation or foundation without first receiving written approval from the Associate Vice President for Development or the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  The review and approval process is as follows: Within 15 business days before the fundraising event date, delivery deadline or desired mailing date, Contact the Associate Vice President for Development to request written approval for the grant application. For academic units, the Principal Investigator/Program Director obtains the approval of the Department Chair and Dean regarding the proposal (solicitation). For non-academic units, the individual requesting funding of a proposal or planning a fundraising event must obtain the approval of the immediate manager or appropriate officer (i.e., Director, Vice President). Click here for DSU Faculty and Staff Event Request Form Click here for Proposal Registration Form   Click here for On Campus Solicitation by Employees Form   Click here for Off-Campus Solicitation by Employees form On Campus Solicitation by Other Entities   Generally, solicitation on campus by off-campus groups or individuals is discouraged.  However, activities which enhance the DSU community will be given serious consideration.   Click here for On Campus Solicitation Form  

President's Scholarship Ball

President's Scholarship Ball

TICKETS AVAILABLE TODAY

Saturday, December 13, 2014
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. | Dinner – Dance

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Ball Room, 1st Floor
Dover, Delaware

Delaware State University Annual Giving

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Support DSU and Be Counted!
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  Support the DSU 2013-14 Annual Giving Program: Become a part of the 1Hornet Nation and Be Counted! WELCOME DONORS! Making a gift to the DSU Annual Fund helps build a stronger institution for the entire community. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and make a significant impact when combined with thousands of others. Gifts of property, or in-kind-gifts, are counted just like cash. Charitable estate planning is easily directed with planned gifts such as bequests through Wills, life insurance gifts, gift annuities, remainder trusts and real estate donations. When we receive your gift or $100 or more, you are automatically enrolled in one of our annual Donor Capstone Giving Societies. Support DSU Give Online Ways to Give Naming Opportunities Establishing Scholarships Faculty and Staff Giving Class Reunion Giving 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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Capstone Societies


Your generosity directly contributes to Delaware State University's reputation as a leader in higher education. As a token of our appreciation, you will be placed into one of our Capstone Societies based on the amount of your donation. As a member of a Capstone Society, you will enjoy certain privileges and benefits for your level of support to Delaware State. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more during a fiscal year will be included in the President's Society and will take part of many special activities.

Founders Society

($10,000+)

Loockerman Society

($5,000-$9,999)

Associates Society

($1,000-$4,999)

Red & Blue Society

($500-$999)

Hornet Pride Supporters

($100-$499)

 

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Contribution Form


Members of the Public

Please click here to donate online.

To contribute by mail fill out our Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format) and send it in to us at the address below.

Faculty and Staff Giving

Please click here to give online.

To contribute by mail, fill out our Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format) and mail it to us at the address below.

Thank you for supporting DSU!

Contact Us


Office of Development

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

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

Dia Williams Adams
Director of Donor Relations
dadams@desu.edu

Erin Abrams
Prospect Researcher
eholloman@desu.edu

Bryant T. T. Bell
Director of Major Gifts
btbell@desu.edu

Dawn Hopkins
Development Technician
dhopkins@desu.edu

Alton Lavan
Director of Major Gifts
alavan@desu.edu

Michael L. Miller
Director of Major Gifts
mmiller@desu.edu

Jadeen Notice
Financial Administrator I
jnotice@desu.edu

LaShawne Pryor
Director of Annual Giving
lpryor@desu.edu

Charity Shockley
Grants Manager
cshockley@desu.edu

Delaware State University Foundation, Inc.

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

Climate Leadership Award Recipient

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Earth-Care Pledge


Delaware State University Lab School children make a pledge to the future of sustainability.

“I will do all I can to care for the Earth so it can be a healthy and beautiful place for people, plants and animals.”

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Delaware State University’s dedicated effort to establish sound environmental practices on campus was affirmed on June 23 when the institution received the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award from the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). DSU President Harry L. Williams (r) receives the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards on behalf of the University from Dr. Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature. Presented to DSU President Harry L. Williams at the 5th annual Climate Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the award – which was in the Master’s Colleges and University category – recognizes DSU for the work it has done since it committed to be part of the ACUPCC in 2009.   Vita Pickrum, Associate Vice President for Development, Dr. Bradley Skelcher, Associate Provost, and Dr. Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature.  DSU was the only HBCU invited to participate in the ACUPCC Regional Symposium in Boston, Nov. 2011. The University’s Go Green Sustainability Committee – led by Vita Pickrum, associate vice president of Development, and a steering committee of University vice presidents and deans – has mushroomed into seven subcommittees that include more than 80 active members from the University’s business and administration personnel, as well as students, faculty and staff from all walks of DSU academic life. In addition to accessing a diverse group of intellectual resources from among its employees, DSU’s Go Green initiative has also engaged students in the effort through the creation of a Green Ambassador organization. This student organization continues to be an active participant in the Go Green planning, related events coordination and spearheading the education effort among their student peers on campus. On April 20, 2011, Delaware State University held a daylong celebration in recognition of Earth Day and the turnout of faculty, staff, students and the community exemplified the University’s enthusiasm and efforts toward climate neutrality and sustainability that extends far beyond one celebrated day of the year. As part of the festivities, DSU art students developed a mini-exhibition entitled “Found Objects,” which used objects that had been left to go to the local landfill and were creatively converted into art sculptures. As a historically black university, the environmental marshalling of its DSU members has led the way among other HBCUs and resulted in Ms. Pickrum being invited to the Dec. 3 United Nations 16th Conference of Parties in Cancun, Mexico, where she gave a presentation on DSU’s Go Green Initiative. In addition, DSU’s environmental efforts were recognized nationally during the 2010-2011 academic year in publications of the ACUPCC, United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine and Black College Today. During the second day of the June 21-22 ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit, Amir Mohammadi, DSU vice president of Business & Administration, was a panel participate in a work session in which he shared how DSU has financed its sustainability projects.      
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

President's Prayer Breakfast

Ticket’s to this year’s President's Prayer Breakfast are sold out. Thank you for your support! 


"Embracing the Spirit of Unity"

Delaware State University
Martin Luther King Student Center
Dover, Delaware
7:00 a.m., Friday September 19, 2014

(Doors open at 6:45 a.m.)

Everyday Green Tips

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Green Tip of the Week


Bring Your Own Bag
If you grocery shop once a week, in five years you’ll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills. When one ton of plastic bags are reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved!

 

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  Everything Old is New Again As the old adage goes, one person's junk is another's treasure. You can turn your junk into a valuable commodity by "recycling" it in innovative and useful ways: § Share appliances with your neighbors How often do you really use that steam carpet cleaner, shop vacuum, leaf or snow blower, circular saw or sewing machine? Chances are, many of your household appliances lie dormant until that time once or twice a year you pull them out for some special project. Why not start an appliance sharing program with some of your neighbors? You'll save money, stretch scarce storage space and promote good will. § Hold a yard sale You'll find plenty of relics that need a good home (yours not being one of them). Invite neighbors to bring along their vintage items, make it a community event and get ready to barter the day away! Give proceeds to your favorite charity or buy tree saplings to plant in your yard § Donate to your local non-profit thrift shop Someone somewhere will always find use for what you no longer need or want. Many local governments have created partnerships with Good Will, the Salvation Army, Purple Heart and other charities that encourage community residents to bag their donated goods and leave them for easy pick-up.   Earth Day Begins at Home There are plenty of ways you can make every day Earth Day. Improve your own small part of the planet by considering these suggestions for spring-cleaning, garden preparation, and home improvements. § Reduce paper use Use rags instead of paper towels; cloth napkins instead of paper ones. Buy post-consumer recycled paper and recycle it when you've used it. § Repair instead of replace Reupholster furniture. Resole your shoes. § Plant for the planet Strengthen your garden's resistance to pests by planting resilient plants, by rotating the fruits and vegetables you plant, and by attracting friendly bugs to prey on the pesky ones.   Fresh Air According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. Research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. It's also true that, unlike so many other forms of pollution, indoor air pollution is relatively easy to correct.   To keep your air as fresh as possible, consider these tips:   § Circulate the air. Wherever possible, select offices whose windows open _ and crack them open every now and then. If you install new carpeting or cabinets at home or in the office, open windows and turn on fans until the new smells dissipate. Make sure that copying machines and other equipment are located in rooms that are properly ventilated. § Ask smokers to smoke outside. It is not unreasonable to ask visitors to your home to take a smoking break out of doors. Many offices have already instituted a smoking policy that minimizes nonsmoker exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; if yours hasn't, broach the topic with your office manager. § Speak up. If you or others at your office are experiencing health or comfort problems that you suspect may be caused by indoor air pollution, discuss the issue with your supervisor. Talk with your own physician and report your problems to the company physician, nurse, or health officer so that they can make appropriate recommendation.  
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

Community Outreach

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Delaware State University Woodland Classroom tour scheduled for May, 2011

To register, please contact Dr. Susan Yost at (302) 857-6452. 

 

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  Woodland Classroom Program   This year, 2011, will be the eighth year of this educational program in May, which provides forest and wetland ecosystem education to elementary school children, kindergarten through 3rd grade. The schoolchildren are divided into small groups of 8-10 children each, and trained guides (volunteers, student workers, and DSU staff) lead the group through the Woodland Trail, the Pond Animals station, and the Herbarium.  Each tour takes about 2 hours.  Highlights of the program include live turtles (box turtle, spotted turtle), tadpoles, and toads; taxidermy (raccoon, fox, otter, muskrat, beaver, wood duck); a live demonstration of bird calls; and the forest, stream, and wetland habitats and plants of the 1/3-mile-long Woodland Trail.  In the Herbarium, the students learn about pressed plants and participate in a botanical stamping activity.    This program is a collaboration between Susan Yost (Claude E. Phillips Herbarium educator), and Maggie Moor-Orth (DSU Cooperative Extension).     
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

Think Green

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Earth-Care Pledge


Delaware State University Lab School children make a pledge to the future of sustainability.

“I will do all I can to care for the Earth so it can be a healthy and beautiful place for people, plants and animals.”

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  In September 2009, Delaware State University, through its then acting president Dr. Claibourne Smith, pledged its time and dedication to “Going Green” by becoming a signatory of the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). “The goal is to make our campus more sustainable and to eliminate its contribution to global warming over time,” said Dr. Smith. Since then, DSU has elected its 10th president, Dr. Harry Lee Williams who has continued pushing sustainability efforts faster than anticipated with the launch of countless initiatives through the University’s “Think Green” campaign including the establishment of a task force composed of over 80 members representing the Universities Board of Trustees, executive administrators, faculty, and Student Government Association. In September of 2009, Delaware State University also became a signatory the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), but also became members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and a charter member of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). Delaware State University was also appointed to the STARS Steering Committee, along with five other universities. With the launch of the “THINK GREEN” campaign, DSU proposes to engage the university community in the development and implementation of a long-term, energy conservation program that will: Build on the DSU’s emerging Go Green program and initiative. Engage students to conduct some of the critical activities required by DSU’s commitment to the ACUPCC and sustainability. Plan of Operation In signing on to the ACUPCC, DSU committed to the following plan and timeline: Within a year of signing the agreement, a carbon inventory must be completed. Two years after the Commitment is signed, universities must develop an action plan to become carbon neutral. The action plan shall include goals to reduce carbon emissions and a time frame for becoming carbon neutral. Suggested measures include meeting LEED or equivalent building standards, adopting an energy efficient purchasing policy, providing public transportation incentives and purchasing renewable energy. In preparation for these commitments, DSU formulated a Steering Committee in October 2009 and since then, DSU has been moving forward to a greener, more sustainable University for all to see. Access this website often to stay “In the Know” with DSU Green activities and progress.  
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Green Tip of the Week


Save Energy
 
Reduce your carbon footprint! Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. Save up errands and shopping trips so you need to drive fewer times.
 
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

The Green Ambassadors

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DSU President Harry L. Williams stands with The Green Ambassadors at the launch of Delaware State University's Sustainability Garden.
 
(Terrell Davis, Jackie Smith, Kathleen Charlot, Rashaad Johnson, Dr. Harry Williams, Capri Nugent, Safiyyah Howell, Sashalee King, Tiffany Prieto)

 

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  The Green Ambassadors is a student led organization dedicated to heightening community awareness and participation of environmentally responsible behavior. The group was established to provide a forum for students to learn and get involved in promoting green initiatives for people in and around the Delaware State University community. The core of The Green Ambassadors organization is comprised of students participating in sustainable society's such as Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), Habitat for Humanity, EPA OnCampus, and The Recycling Initiative. The Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Hall Association (RHA), Rotaract Club and general student body are also represented.   The Purpose of The Green Ambassadors The purpose of The Green Ambassadors is to create University and statewide interest in establishing standards and procedures that the entire state of Delaware can participate in. Our mission is to make a "Green Mark on the World" for everyone to see and follow. Goals of The Green Ambassadors Represent the student voice in the University’s Go Green Campaign Promote environmentally conscience ideas amongst students at DSU Ensure DSU students do environmentally conscience service learning projects on/off campus Assist the university in developing courses to prepare students for green jobs in the future Create and maintain green botanical gardens across campus Extend the Green Ambassadors organization out to other Historically Black Colleges and Universities  
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Terrell Davis
Green Ambassadors President
 
Kathleen Charlot
SGA President
 
Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

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