Dover, Del. — Members of the Delaware State College Class of 1965 presented their alma mater with a $104,000 donation as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. It was the largest gift ever presented to Delaware State University by an alumni class.
Sixty-two members of the class contributed to the fundraising drive, called the “Culture of Giving.”
“It originally began with the idea that if we could get 20 alums to give $5,000, then we would raise $100,000 for the University,” said Jimmy Strong, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.
The Class of 1965 made the presentation of their gift during a reception hosted by DSU President Harry L. Williams and his wife Dr. Robin Williams at their home last week.
“This is historic, because you made a commitment and you exceeded it,” said Williams. “This gift is not only tremendously remarkable as a reflection of your love for your alma mater, but also as a new standard for alumni support of DSU.”
Members of the class have also pledged to set aside $25 per month to add to the amount they’re raised.