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Wilmington University Giving

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

At WilmU, we believe that a crisis should not disrupt anyone’s opportunity to learn. The WilmUnity Support Fund will help students whose lives have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

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.

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 302-356-6889 for more information about the tax benefits of making a planned gift.

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 selection 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 302-356-6889 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 to make a gift for Wilmington University faculty and staff. 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 or volunteer hours made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift.

Find Your Employer

If you have questions or need direction on making a gift, please contact us at 302-356-6889 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 you are changing the lives of well-deserving students by investing in their education and future. Your donations support academic programs in the schools and colleges, athletic programs, scholarships, and the many other initiatives that enhance the quality of student life at the university.

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
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.

2018-2019 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