DU's Founders Day of Giving will take place Nov. 4, 2019! 

The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation's fourth annual Founders Day of Giving will be held Nov. 4, 2019—Delta Upsilon's 185th Founders Day! 

Join brothers and friends of DU from across North America in celebrating Delta Upsilon brotherhood with a donation to the DU Educational Foundation's Annual Loyalty Fund. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible during this 24-hour campaign so we can continue our tradition of Building Better Men

The DUEF's Annual Loyalty Fund provides academic scholarships, scholarships to attend DU and NIC educational programs, and support for all Fraternity educational initiatives. 

In 2018, 152 people participated in Founders Day of Giving, raising more than $35,000. 

As in years past, in 2019, the chapter with the most donors and the chapter with the most money raised will receive a scholarship for a member to attend the 2020 Leadership Institute in Orlando. 

New to Founders Day of Giving this year is a challenge gift of $10,000 from Brother Dave Franzetta, Michigan State ’70, that will be offered to first-time and long-lapsed donors to encourage brothers and friends of DU to add their name to the donor list.

We will also have several exciting announcements made on social media throughout the day. Follow the action using #FoundersDayofGiving or #DU185 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Join us Nov. 4 as we "Honor the Past. Build the Future."

Through tax-deductible donations to the DUEF, the Foundation is able to fund important Fraternity programs and initiatives. Below are just a few of the impactful educational programs the DUEF supports through grants and registration scholarships.

"DUEL was my first DU educational program, and it was an amazing experience. Thank you to all the alumni who give back to the DUEF and made this experience possible for me."

- Nate Mead, Nebraska '21


What is the Founders Day of Giving?
This 24-hour campaign is an international effort to inspire DU alumni, undergraduates, parents and friends to make a gift to the DUEF. Gifts of any size are welcome. The 2019 event will focus efforts on Monday, Nov. 4. 

Like popular, national events like Giving Tuesday, the Founders Day of Giving is a day dedicated to raising funds for the DUEF. The Fraternity’s Founder Day—was chosen as a way for brothers to celebrate 185 years of brotherhood and give back to the organization that means so much to members.

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Our Tax ID number is: 351976226

What can I support?
The Founders Day of Giving aims to support the DUEF’s Annual Loyalty Fund. This is the Foundation’s general fund, and money in it can be used to support any DUEF initiative. From funding Delta Upsilon educational programs like the Regional Leadership Academy, GSI and the Emerging Leaders Experience to academic scholarships. To be successful, the DUEF must have a robust Annual Loyalty Fund.

Will I receive a receipt?
Yes. You will receive an electronic receipt after making your gift. In addition, you will receive a year-end tax mailer for any contribution to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation for the 2019 calendar year in January. If you need a hard copy of your receipt, please email Development Director Meghan Bender at bender@deltau.org.

If I send a gift in the mail, will it still count toward the Founders Day of Giving?
We will gladly accept checks for the Day of Giving. Please write “Day of Giving” in the memo. Any check postmarked by Nov. 6, 2019, will be counted toward the day.

Can I give a gift of stock?
Yes, the DUEF does accept gifts of stock. To do so, please follow the instructions here.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
You can contact the DUEF by calling IHQ at (317) 875-8900, or by emailing Advancement Director Colin Finn, Iowa State ’05, at finn@deltau.org.