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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. For more information, contact LaShawne Pryor, Director of Annual Giving, lpryor@desu.edu, 302.857.7391.

  DSU Champion Fund


The Champion Fund will accomplish the following goals:

  • To celebrate Delaware State University’s athletics heritage—celebrating the athletes, teams and spirit of competition through the creation of a permanent Delaware State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • To establish an endowment fund to provide student-athletes traditional and summer scholarships.
  • To create a culture of giving among past and current athletes, boosters and other supporters of 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 be made in the following:

  • Online Giving
  • 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 4:30 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 2011.  Deceased members are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Champion Fund Advisory Committee

  • Don Blakey
  • Tyrone Seymore
  • Dave Wharton
  • H. Allen Hamilton
  • Howard West
  • Jimmy Strong
  • Jerome Pinkett
  • Bill Collick
  • Major Hairston
  • Maxine Lewis
  • A. Morgan Little
  • Janice Savage
  • Maurice Pritchett

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.