Yale College Alumni Fund
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
Every gift to the Yale College Alumni Fund—no matter the size—provides critical support for core needs, such as financial aid, teaching, and student life. When you participate in this tradition of giving, you join a worldwide community of alumni ensuring a great Yale experience for today’s students. And you join the For Humanity campaign at a historic moment in the life of the university.
Areas of Support
Annual giving to Yale College through the Alumni Fund provides current and immediately available support for core university programs and operations—this means your gift goes to work right away. You can personalize your contribution by designating your gift to one or more areas of special interest or give without restriction to support the university’s most pressing needs.
Unrestricted gifts meet Yale’s most pressing needs. Every dollar of unrestricted funding given to the Alumni Fund makes Yale more flexible, responsive, and able to improve life for all humanity.
Generous Alumni Fund donors who support financial aid open the doors of Yale for exceptional students. These remarkable young people will become leaders for a better world. It all starts with a gift to financial aid.
Gifts to the humanities help Yale’s world-renowned departments, faculty members, students, programs, and collections explore the fullness of the human experience.
When you give to the Yale College Alumni Fund for the arts, you will support student projects, enable low-cost or free events, and help produce concerts, theater, and other arts initiatives that seek light and truth for both new and timeless questions.
Alumni Fund gifts to the sciences support the innovations and research that create breakthroughs and benefit the whole world.
Gifts to athletics provide unrestricted support for all of Yale’s teams and help our student-athletes reach their greatest potential in and out of the athletic arena.
Annual gifts for library resources help expand and enhance acquisitions, preservation, expert staff, exhibitions, and more for Yale’s fifteen libraries and vast holdings.
Gifts for mental health and wellness fund programs that partner with Yale Health’s Mental Health & Counseling department to enhance existing strengths by embedding additional care and support through programs such as Yale Community Care (YC3) and the Good Life Center. These programs provide individual appointments, group programming and student leader training.
Gifts to student support help fund programs that allow all students equal opportunity to thrive at Yale, with a particular focus on First-Generation and Low-Income populations. Such programs include First-Year Scholars at Yale, Summer Experience Award, STARS, Safety Net and the Community Initiative.
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