Delaware State University Foundation, Inc

aka NO   |   DOVER, DE   |  www.desu.edu/giving

Mission

The Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation devoted to the welfare and future development of Delaware State University and its affiliated organizations. The Foundation exists solely for the purpose of securing and administering private funds in support of academic programs, student scholarships, faculty development, public service initiatives, and other priorities of Delaware State University. Gifts of cash, securities, and other property are given to the Foundation absolutely or in trust by individuals, corporations and philanthropic foundations solely for the benefit of the University. Gifts received through annual, capital and planned giving programs are used to supplement, but not replace, support from the State of Delaware.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff work with donors and with members of the University community to determine the specific purposes to be supported with funds received by the Foundation

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Dr. Vita Pickrum

Main address

1200 N DUPONT HWY 2nd Floor Administration Building

DOVER, DE 19901 USA

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EIN

20-1372435

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Delaware State University is working to provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible to under-served populations in order to create highly motivated and skilled workers in Delaware and beyond.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Campaign

The top priorities of the campaign are Student Success, Scholarship, and Academic Innovation. Additional priorities include athletics and annual giving.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, Adolescents, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

Campaign

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average financial aid award per FTE student

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Working poor

Related Program

Campaign

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Campaign

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Campaign

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Delaware State University seeks to:
1. Create an exceptional learning environment that promotes
challenging, high-quality curricular and co-curricular programs,
engaged student learning, and local and global citizenship.
2. Recruit, develop, retain, graduate and place outstanding students.
3. Increase and sustain excellence in scholarly and creative research
that addresses significant state, regional, national and global
challenges.
4. Strengthen and expand our outreach, engagement and economic
development programs to benefit the people of Delaware, the
nation and the world.
5. Enhance and extend the University’s environmental stewardship
through education, research, outreach, conservation and
innovation.
6. Enhance, leverage and diversify our resources to fulfill the
University’s mission.

Delaware State University has set the following Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to accomplish our strategic goals:
KPI #1: Undergraduate Student Participation Rate in Research, Study
Abroad, Service Learning, Experiential Learning and Leadership Programs
KPI #2: Percent of Students Obtaining Gainful Employment in 12 months
KPI #3: Four-Year Graduation Rate
KPI #4: First-Year Retention Rate
KPI #5: New Freshman Average SAT/GPA
KPI #6: Contracts and Grants Awarded
KPI #7: Number of Students in the “STEM” Early College High School
KPI #8: Number of Online Courses and Programs
KPI #9: Number of Certificate Programs
KPI #10: Undergraduate Student Participation Rate in Sustainability
Courses and Activities
KPI #11: Guaranteed Energy Savings
KPI #12: Strategic Enrollment Increase
KPI #13: Increase Overall University Funding
KPI #14: Alumni Giving Rate
KPI #15: Instruction Expense per FTE Student

In effort to reach these strategic goals, the entire Delaware State University community must participate in adopting and implementing these strategic goals. The University Board of Trustees, President, Provost and other Administrators are responsible for
• Reviewing the Strategic Plan and monitoring progress toward its goals and objectives
• Ensuring that the University Strategic Plan and its goals and objectives are implemented in an efficient and timely manner.
• Reinforcing a climate of accountability for the pursuit of the plans and achievement of priorities and goals.
• Ensuring that resources are allocated to institutional strategic priorities.
• Communicating regularly with the campus community concerning the progress of the University toward achieving the goals contained in the Strategic Plan
• Providing planning and institutional analysis to campus leadership in support of strategic planning.

Delaware State University has moved the needle in all of our strategic priority areas and is constantly reassessing the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to ensure we are meeting all of their needs in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Delaware State University Foundation, Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Devona E. G. Williams

Goeins-Williams Associates, Inc.

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mrs. Enid Wallace-Simms

Delmarva Power

Term: 2021 - 2022

Enid Wallace-Simms

Delmarva Power

Jocelyn Stewart

Vincent Rojas

William Charlton

Nicole Dye-Anderson

Steve Ewing

Peg Hertrich

Daryl Graham

Joseph Purzycki

Kathleen Shelton

Chip Rossi

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/21/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.