At Delaware, we seek to do more, to be more and to cultivate the differences that make us great. Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware unites Blue Hens across the nation to accelerate UD’s mission of cultivating tomorrow’s leaders, creating solutions to grand challenges, embracing diversity and inclusivity, inspiring innovations and transforming lives.
In 1959, the then-living members of the Class of 1907 donated the carillon to the University of Delaware, noting at the dedication ceremony that the gift was presented to the University “in the hopes that the sound of these bells will warm the hearts and lift the thoughts of those who pass this way.”
In 1980, OLLI opened its first Delaware location as the Academy of Lifelong Learning in Wilmington. Since then, the OLLI program has expanded to include campuses in each county, attracting thousands of members each year who are enriched by OLLI’s stimulating academic environment and social opportunities.
The University of Delaware is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to our Institution. Through their generosity, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of UD and created meaningful legacies. Here are some of their stories.