Timeless Wisdom, Cherished Values
Yale Divinity School fulfills the university’s historic mission of training leaders for the church and world. Since 1701, students have attended Yale for an outstanding theological education. Today, they come from across the globe to study in Yale Divinity School’s thriving ecumenical environment. From the rigorous examination of ancient texts to contemporary explorations of ministry and justice, YDS faculty and students engage in profound work that connects humanity with its timeless wisdom and most cherished values.
Freed from Debt, For Calling
Students in Yale Divinity School are called to lives of service. They train for ministry, community-building, and social justice—the kinds of work we often need most. But their average debt on graduation is $58,805, a significant sum for someone embarking on a career that is not highly compensated. Gifts to support our students, in the form of endowment or current use, can make a vast difference to them and the communities they go on to serve. Through the For Humanity campaign, we enable students to study without taking on more debt, so they are free to set their future paths on the basis of calling, not financial constraints.
YDS students receiving financial aid
Inspiring Minds, Supporting Leaders
Your gifts to Yale Divinity School ensure the world’s rising generation of leaders receive an exemplary theological education in a flourishing community of faith and intellect. Gifts to financial aid enable our diverse students to follow their callings without taking on significant debt. Further addressing student need, our Living Village project will provide affordable living space, fostering community and belonging while creating a visionary, “sustainable-building” residential complex that makes a profound theological and ecological statement.
Impact: Divinity School
December 8, 2022
Answering the Call at Yale Divinity School
YDS launches We Are Called campaign to raise $130 million by 2026.
December 5, 2022
From the Sublime to the Divine: Honoring a Professor of Theology and Literature
A new scholarship fund at the Yale Divinity School honors Professor Emeritus Peter Hawkins for his dedication to students and his enduring influence on the study of religion and literature.
May 12, 2022
Divinity School Honors George and Carol Bauer
A recent celebration in New York city honored George and Carol Bauer for their support of Yale Divinity School and the Living Village—a sustainable residential complex.