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Gift Planning at Delaware

What part of the University of Delaware is special to you? To your family? Why do you support Delaware? What legacy do you want to leave for the next generation?

Perhaps it is the scholarship you received for the study abroad program in London, your love for live theatre, the varsity sport you played, or the professor that encouraged you to study engineering that connects you to Delaware.

For more than 250 years, the University of Delaware has benefited from the generosity of proud alumni and friends who have committed resources to programs that were important to them, and as a result, the University is graduating students who are prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity and a dedication to service.

These gifts provide scholarships for talented undergraduate students, fellowships for deserving graduate students and vital support for the research and teaching endeavors of our outstanding faculty. Bequests and numerous other planned gifts have also helped to build new buildings and to enhance and preserve our existing facilities on campus.

We’d like to help you create your own legacy at the University of Delaware so that your personal and financial goals can be achieved while making an important and lasting impact on future generations of students, faculty and this great University. You can support the University and the areas that are most meaningful to you with a planned gift.

The additional financial benefits associated with some of our giving options make it possible for you to support the work of the University to an even greater extent than you might have thought possible by addressing some of your own tax, estate and financial planning goals.

The University is grateful for all types of gifts and welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your personal advisors to determine if one or more gift vehicles are appropriate for you.

Information on how a gift to the University may fit with your estate planning and help you achieve your tax and financial goals is available on this website and through the Office of Gift Planning. We hope you take advantage of the information provided here, and then contact the Office of Gift Planning to review some options that might be suitable for your own situation.

Recognizing the highly private nature of such planning, all inquiries and communications are held in strictest confidence. Contact Martha Mitchell, Interim Associate Vice President for Development, at 302-831-8633 or by email

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Ask us questions, or play with Plan-a-Gift®, our online interactive gift planning tool that's based on your goals.

The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.
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