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Parents Annual Fund

Essential Support

Each year, the Parents Annual Fund contributes approximately $4 million to Yale College's budget, helping Dean Marvin Chun and his team support students through innovative undergraduate programming. As Yale embarks on the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history, contributions to the Parents Fund will empower students to create, inspire, and lead across disciplines.

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Bonnie Siegel and Ira Siegel P ’15, P ’23

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“As parents of a Yale graduate and a current Yale student, we have seen the tremendous impact of annual gifts from parents. From funding financial aid to building community in the residential colleges, gifts to the Parents Fund help create the exceptional educational experience that defines Yale. We hope you will join us in making a gift this year.”
Bonnie Siegel and Ira Siegel P ’15, P ’23
Chairs, Yale Parents Fund

Areas of Support

In giving to the Parents Annual Fund, parents of Yale College students come together for our children’s futures. Your gift provides immediate and flexible support for all aspects of student life at Yale. You can direct your gift to one of three areas:


Unrestricted gifts to the Parents Fund help Yale College enhance all aspects of the student experience. With the launch of For Humanity, Yale’s most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, unrestricted support will empower students to tackle some of the most critical problems facing the world today.

Financial Aid

Yale College is committed to admitting all qualified applicants regardless of their financial circumstances. A gift of $10,000 or more offers parents the opportunity to name a one-year Nathan Hale Associates scholarship for a current student.

Undergraduate Life

Gifts to undergraduate life support community-building resources like residential college activities and Yale cultural centers, which help students bond with their peers and set the stage for transformative learning. Donations to undergraduate life also fund co-curricular programs that benefit all students.


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