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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.  

Solicitation Guidelines

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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.   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.   Solicitation by Alumni Form 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.   On-Campus Solicitation by Students Form Off-Campus Solicitation by Students Form 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). DSU Faculty and Staff Event Request Form Proposal Registration Form On-Campus Solicitation by Employees Form 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.   On-Campus Solicitation Form  

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.)

An Evening of Inspiration

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  Important Notice This event is sold out.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of Development at (302) 857-6055.                        

Ways to Give

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Please click here to donate online. Contributions are payable to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc., and may be mailed with the Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format)  to the address below. Contributions are Non-Refundable. Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu Online Giving  The DSU Foundation is pleased to offer 24/7 online giving as a convenient option for donors. Donors may simply go to our secure web site to make a gift by donating online. By making a donation online, the gift will be processed within 24 hours, upon which a receipt will promptly be emailed to you, followed by an acknowledgement letter. In addition to the convenience of online giving, you may also earn miles and other rewards, if offered by your credit card company for using their card. Debit cards may be used for contributions, as well as credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Credit Card A credit card gift utilizing Visa, MasterCard, or Discover is one of the easiest, most efficient ways of giving to DSU. If concerned about contributing online, you may make a donation over the phone, by calling 302.857.6056. The gift will be processed within 24 hours. Checks/Money Orders If a check or money order is your preferred method of giving, you may download, print, and complete a  Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format) and mail the Contribution Form with your check or money order, made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation to: Delaware State University Foundation 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer Another easy and efficient way to make a gift to DSU is through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  Using EFT, you may give to DSU in weekly, monthly, or annual increments in the amount that you choose.  Contact the Office of Development (Phone 302.857.6055 or email dsufoundation@desu.edu) if you prefer to give to EFT; we will promptly forward the appropriate form to begin using this convenient giving tool. Life Income Gifts Donors may transfer cash or stock to Delaware State University and establish charitable gift annuities that provide them with an annual return greater than most bank Certificates of Deposit.  This income is paid to the donors for life, after which the assets are distributed to the University.  This type of gift has the dual advantages of increasing donor income and making a significant and deductible gift. Contact us to make such transfers and to establish charitable gift annuities. Bequests The federal estate tax can still take 40% – 50% of one’s estate at the time of death.  A charitable bequest to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. in a donor’s will can benefit the University and reduce estate taxes.  Your legal counsel will assist you in this matter. Giving appreciated securities (Stocks) Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages and are easy to transact. All donors should contact the Office of the Development to receive specific transaction transfer instructions: Phone: 302.857.6056, Email: dsufoundation@desu.edu Giving by Telephone The Annual Giving staff is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to process your credit card or debit card gift to DSU and may be reached by calling 302.857.6056.  You may also contact this number to renew your support with a gift or for the following service requests: Make a pledge payment Update your work/home mailing addresses Obtain information about capital gifts, gifts of securities, bequests and more Special Funds In addition to the DSU general scholarship fund, you also have the opportunity to designate your contribution to a specific fund that you feel most passionate about.  If you choose one of the special funds, check the other box on your pledge/contribution form and write in your selected fund.   List of available funds Be Counted Today! Matching Gifts Employers provide important financial support through their employee matching gift programs.  Check with your Human Resources office to determine whether your employer offers such a program.  If eligible, simply fill out the appropriate matching gift form and send it to the Office of Development.  Matching gifts are included as part of the individual’s total gifts for giving society level memberships.  If your employer provides matching gifts, they will supply you with the appropriate form or online link. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.
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"It is an honor and a privilege to have been awarded a scholarship. Attending DSU has been and is continuing to be an enriching and life-changing experience.  I look forward to another successful year.  Again, I say, thank you very much for helping to make my college dreams a reality."

-Ashley, pre-nursing major

The Annual Alumni Phone-a-thon Program

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In the fall and spring, the Office of Development comes alive each evening with the energy and excitement of students. Their mission is to increase Annual Giving participation among alumni, while also establishing ties with those who are not able to come back to campus. As a matter of fact, these students are the key element to increasing Annual Giving participation and to DSU's overall success. When you are contacted, the student will first make sure that your mailing address (including e-mail) and employment information are correct, and then update you on any recent news or upcoming events on campus. The student will then ask for your support of this year’s Annual Giving Drive. Your gifts help to support academic needs at the University, such as scholarships and special needs that benefit students, as well as provide support for DSU athletics. When you make a pledge by phone, you will receive confirmation by mail. You may designate the pledge to a particular program or fund if you so desire. Upon request, we will send you additional information. We hope that you will be able to participate and to ensure that DSU will maintain its reputation for academic excellence – now, and for future generations! Our callers are committed to assisting us with maintaining and improving the DSU experience for current and future students. These students value the quality education that they receive at DSU, and they realize the life-long advantages that it provides. For this reason, our Phone-a-thon callers are not only contacting alumni to ask for support, but they are also calling to thank them for the great opportunities and experiences that they are receiving at DSU! For more information contact: Office of Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu      
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"This [scholarship support] is exactly what I need for my last two semesters of college.  I work very hard at keeping a GPA of 3.2 and it feels good to be rewarded.  My experience at DSU has been a beautiful one and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.  Thank you for making life a little easier with the scholarship."
-Alonzo, sport sciences major

Corporations and Foundations

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As one of the nation’s premier universities, Delaware State University is a great investment opportunity for corporations and foundations. Corporations and foundations are driving forces behind much of the research and many of the programs that take place on campuses today, and this is especially true at Delaware State University.  The Office of Development staff members identify opportunities — programs, research activities, capital projects, endowed chairs and professorships, fellowship needs and other elements of University life — that parallel corporation and foundation giving opportunities. From recruiting and mentoring students, to funding world-changing research and education programs, corporations investing in Delaware State University have many opportunities to make a difference in the world we live in. For more information, contact: Vita Pickrum Associate Vice President for Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 vpickrum@desu.edu Charity Shockley Grants Manager Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 cshockley@desu.edu  

Establishing Scholarships

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Establishing A Named DSU Scholarship To establish a named scholarship fund, a minimum of $3,000 is required. A named fund can be established with a down payment of $1,000 and a pledge commitment for the remainder. Pledges to the fund should be completed within three years. At the time of completion, awards can be made in increments as agreed upon by the donor. If $3,000 minimum has not been donated by the donor or others within three years, the amount raised for the Scholarship Fund will revert to the Delaware State University Foundation general scholarship fund and will be awarded based on the criteria given within the signed Scholarship Agreement. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the university’s Scholarship Committee based on criteria established by the donor in conjunction with staff of the Office of Development and University Relations. Donors are apprised of the recipients of the scholarship. Establishing A Named Endowed Fund or DSU Endowed Scholarship There is a consistent need for endowed funds contributed by the various constituencies of the University to be awarded to students on the basis of either scholarly merit and/or financial need. One vehicle to address this need is through the establishment of scholarship funds to honor or memorialize individuals/groups. The minimum to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000, payable in installments up to a three year period.  Until the scholarship balance reaches $10,000, DSU will not publish the scholarship.  After the minimum is received, online giving may be utilized as a convenient option for further support of the endowed scholarship. Additional contributions may be made by the Donor and the Donor shall permit others to contribute to this Fund, but all such gifts shall be subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Scholarship Agreement. The minimum for an endowed scholarship is $10,000 and the donor has three years from the pledge date to make installments towards the required amount. If $10,000 has not been donated by the donor or others within three years, the amount raised for the Endowed Scholarship Fund will revert to the Delaware State University Foundation general scholarship fund and will be awarded based on the criteria given within the signed Scholarship Agreement. The endowment will be managed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation in accordance with the Foundation's investment and disbursement policies which have been provided to the Donor. The Fund may be combined with the Foundation's other assets for investment purposes. The total return earned by the Fund, in excess of the payout amount provided for expenditure, will be retained to protect the corpus principal from the effects of inflation. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the university’s Scholarship Committee based on criteria established by the donor in conjunction with staff of the Office of Development. Donors are apprised of the recipients of the scholarship. For more information contact: Office of Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu        
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"Thank you for providing funding for this scholarship. I really want to graduate from college, but getting a college degree is both mentally and financially difficult.  By providing funds for this scholarship, you help me because I no longer need to stress about paying for college and I can focus on school work.  Thank you for helping make my school career possible."
-Kendra, pre-nursing major

Naming Opportunities

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An array of possibilities exists at Delaware State University for donors interested in naming opportunities. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ, and donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Office of Development.  We invite you to consider a wide variety of opportunities and help DSU address current needs and prepare for the challenges of the next century. All facility naming opportunities are subject to DSU Board approval and while these are guidelines; we welcome the opportunity to work with you directly to meet your particular interests. Please give us a call at 302.857.6055 if you have an interest in reviewing the options in greater detail or planning your gift to partner with DSU. Current naming opportunities exist with for facilities such as the Wellness & Recreation Center and the DSU Strength and Conditioning Center. For more information contact: Vita Pickrum Associate Vice President for Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 vpickrum@desu.edu  Wellness & Recreation Center       DSU Strength and Conditioning Center        

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