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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.

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.

DSU Giving Societies & Circles alumni16

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 Societies & Circles reflect donors who have  achieved the highest level of impact to our University over their lifetime of giving.

Giving Society & Circle members receive not only the pride of making a lasting impact, they are invited to exclusive Society & Circle events throughout the year and have a variety of opportunities to interact with the students whose lives they have forever changed. A full listing of Giving Society & Circle benefits is available in our DSU Giving Societies & Circles Brochure.

Lifetime Giving Societies

1891 Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $1M+
Founders Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $500K+
Presidents Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $250K+
Loockerman Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $150K+
DuPont Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $50K+
Conrad Giving Society Lifetime Contributions of $25K+

Consecutive Years Giving Circles

Diamond Circle 25 Years of Consecutive Giving
Platinum Circle 20 Years of Consecutive Giving
Gold Circle 15 Years of Consecutive Giving
Silver Circle 10 Years of Consecutive Giving
Bronze Circle 5 Years of Consecutive Giving


Heritage Newsletter

The Delaware State University Foundation publishes the Heritage Newsletter as a way to keep our donors informed and engaged with the University throughout the year. We are currently working to revive this important tradition, and we encourage our donors to remain in touch with us as we rekindle this tradition later this year.