Wilmington University Campus

The WilmU community has a tradition of giving back. Our spirit of generosity allows students to pursue their dreams and Wilmington University to remain among the region's most affordable universities. The philanthropic support of our donors allows us to sustain this tradition. We invite you to explore the Ways to Give and Your Impact to see how your help will shape WilmU's future.

Featured Giving Opportunity

Giving Day April 24

Wilmington University’s annual Giving Day will be held on April 24, 2024. Join fellow alumni for an opportunity to come together and make an impact on our students and programs. To make a gift, visit www.wilmu.edu/GivingDay.

Where to Give

Scholarship Fund

Wilmington University Scholarship Fund

Contributions to this fund provide Wilmington University students with access to quality educational programming and financial support through scholarships.


Wilmington University Athletics

Contributions to this fund provide Wilmington University’s 17 athletic teams with the supplemental resources necessary to provide equipment, improve training facilities and support team travel.

Tribute Funds

Tribute Funds

Contributions to established tribute funds support Wilmington University's mission to provide students with access to education while celebrating and providing a lasting memory of one’s impact.

Library, Peoples Building

Wilmington University Libraries

The Library is an integral part of the Wilmington University academic community. Contributions to this fund help provide services and resources to support the research needs of students.

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The Den

The Den, Wilmington University's food pantry, helps students experiencing food insecurity. Contributions to this fund help create a food-secure campus to provide life-changing support to our students.

Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Make a one-time or annual recurring donation to support student scholarships and programs.

Make a Gift Online    Student scholarships

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a great way to create a powerful philanthropic legacy at WilmU. Legacy gifts are currently accepted through charitable bequests and beneficiary designations. Contact us at give@wilmu.edu or (302) 325-GIVE for more information about the tax benefits of making a planned gift.

Tribute Giving

Memorial or honorary gifts are a meaningful way to commemorate a loved one or celebrate a personal milestone. Your gift can be made in memory or honor of someone special by giving to an existing fund, establishing a named fund, or by making a one-time memorial or tribute gift.

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Events and Sponsorships

Attending annual fundraising events like the Green and White Scholarship Ball and the Scholarship Golf Classic are a great way to support student scholarships at WilmU. Corporate sponsors provide generous contributions to help make these events possible and in return, receive advertising and event benefits.

Attend an Upcoming Event

Affinity Partnerships

Many benefits and services are exclusively available to WilmU alumni and friends. When you take advantage of the offered discount or program, our affinity partners will contribute directly to student scholarships.

Explore Affinity Partnerships

Giving Day

Giving Day is the largest and most significant campaign of the year! Once a year, the Wilmington University community comes together to support our deserving students. Alumni, students, and friends of the university are encouraged to make their annual contribution to scholarships and programs on this special day. Contact us at development@wilmu.edu if you would like to become a Giving Day ambassador!

How to Give


Using your debit/credit card, you can make a one-time gift or select the option to make your gift a monthly recurring donation.

Make a Gift


Wilmington University
Development Office
320 N. DuPont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720

Make your check or money order payable to Wilmington University and indicate your designation on the memo line. If a designation is not noted, your gift will benefit the general scholarship fund.


To make a gift over the phone or discuss gift options, call (302) 325-GIVE and a member of our team will be happy to speak with you.

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Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is an easy way for Wilmington University faculty and staff to make a gift. You can enroll by submitting this form to the Development Office. When you enroll, your gift will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.

Payroll Deduction Form

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a matching gifts policy, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift.

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If you have questions or need direction on making a gift, please contact us at (302) 325-GIVE or give@wilmu.edu.

Gifts to Wilmington University are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To explore the tax implications of your donation, please consult a tax advisor.

The Impact of Your Giving

Giving back to WilmU means changing the lives of students by investing in their educations and futures. Your donation supports academic programs, athletic programs, scholarships, and other initiatives that enhance the quality of student life at the University.

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As a single mother of three, this scholarship award will help me continue my education while striving to set a positive example for my children. - Tatiana Burgos
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Growing up I experienced many challenges, but no matter what, I always knew I wanted to obtain a college degree. To avoid debt, I have been taking one course at a time for almost 6 years, paying out-of-pocket, sometimes with every dollar I had to my name. With this scholarship, I can complete my degree sooner and move forward with my career. - Angelo Alberti

Donor Honor Roll

Each fiscal year, Wilmington University publishes an online annual Donor Honor Roll to recognize alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and corporations for their generous contributions and support.

View Donor Honor Roll

Annual Giving Levels

Emerald Club $5,000+
Platinum Club $2,500-4,999
Gold Club $1,000-2,499
Silver Club Up to $999