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Every Gift Makes a Difference

Your support for the College of Engineering helps us:

  • Create extraordinary student experiences
  • Attract and retain the most talented faculty
  • Perform innovative research
  • Expand global programs

Together, we can make the remarkable happen at UD.

Dean’s Cup Challenge

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year.

You can leave your mark at UD by giving back to your college or department, a student organization, an athletics team or any other cause that has influenced your time at UD. Your donation of ANY amount, to ANY UD fund, made during your senior year, supports the Senior Class Gift campaign and benefits your department in the Dean’s Cup Challenge.

Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Rules for the Dean’s Cup Challenge
  • The department with highest donor participation rate and a minimum of $500 raised by May 21, 2019 (Reading Day) will be named the winner of the Dean’s Cup. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined based on total dollars raised.
  • The department with highest donor participation rate and a minimum of $500 raised by May 21, 2019 (Reading Day) will be named the winner of the Dean’s Cup. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined based on total dollars raised.
  • Gifts made by College of Engineering students in the Class of 2019 from July 1, 2018 to May 21, 2019 will be counted.
  • Only online gifts or gifts made through the Student Call Center will be counted. No cash can be collected or counted towards the Dean’s Cup Challenge.
  • Pledges made through the call center will only be counted when fulfilled. If a student makes a pledge over the phone but does not make the pledge payment by May 21, that gift will not be counted in the final participation numbers. Credit card gifts through the call center are encouraged.
  • The television screens in each engineering department building between now and graduation will track the progress of the competition.

TOGETHER, WE MAKE
THE REMARKABLE HAPPEN

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.

You can designate your funds to the College of Engineering or support a specific department, center or program within the College. Or visit Delaware First Campaign and learn how UD is cultivating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring innovations and transforming lives.You can designate your funds to the College of Engineering or support a specific department, center or program within the College. Or visit Delaware First Campaign and learn how UD is cultivating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring innovations and transforming lives.

Ways to Give

  • Annual Support: The College of Engineering utilizes unrestricted funds to recruit outstanding faculty, support students, enhance research and underwrite graduate students.
  • Major Gifts: A major gift provides support in perpetuity for the College of Engineering. Major gifts are transformative, providing needed scholarships and taking our programs to new levels. Major gift options include planned giving, scholarships and fellowships, professorships and program support.
  • Industry Partnerships: Collaborating and engaging with the College of Engineering is a great way to raise your brand’s visibility on our campus. Visit the Industry Partnerships site to learn about the variety of opportunities available to prospective partners.

Contact

Kris Graves

302-831-4703 | gravesk@udel.edu