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Profiles in giving alumni5

Our donors, like our students, come to us from all walks of life and many from humble beginnings. Our donors are some of the most important stakeholders we have at the University- they are  volunteers, alumni, parents, and individuals who understand that equity in education has been at the cornerstone of Delaware State University since our inception in 1891.

Our first of many donor profiles come from Janet Tillman & Richard Speck, a couple from the Wilmington area who have generously created an Endowed Scholarship Fund at DSU and plan to make a Bequest gift to the University. Read their story

We are currently collecting stories from our donors to feature in this brand new “Profiles in Giving” section. We encourage you to reach out and tell us your DSU story- contact our Director of Major Gifts, Justin Rodstrom at 302.242.2784 or jrodstrom [at] desu.edu so we can feature your story in our next donor profile.

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We are eternally grateful to the donors who have built a legacy here at Delaware State University through a lifetime of commitment and support. Our Giving Society recognizes donors who have achieved the highest level of impact to our University over their lifetime of giving.

The DSU Giving Society was unveiled at our DSU Gratitude Reception. View photos from the Reception and videos from the Reception.

Donors can qualify for the Giving Society through their giving to support the annual fund, scholarships, bequests and planned gifts, and more.

Our full listing of DSU Giving Society Members and Giving Society levels is available in our DSU Gratitude Reception Program Booklet.

Giving Society members will receive not only the pride of making a lasting impact, they will likely be invited to exclusive events throughout the year and have a variety of opportunities to interact with the students whose lives they have forever changed.

planned giving Newsletter

The Delaware State University Foundation publishes the Planned Giving Newsletter quarterly as a way to keep our donors informed and engaged with the University throughout the year. View our first issue. To sign up, contact our Director of Major Gifts at jrodstrom [at] desu.edu (subject: Planned%20Giving%20eNewsletter)

Next steps

To learn more, reach out to our Director of Major Gifts, Justin Rodstrom, at jrodstrom [at] desu.edu ( )or 302.242.2784. You can also check out our Planned Giving Brochures & eDocuments page for more information on the Planned Giving opportunities here at DSU.