A burst of light illuminates the Yale campus

For Humanity Illuminated

Coming to a City Near You!

Gather with fellow Yalies for an evening of inspiration and connection at For Humanity Illuminated, a series of live events in select cities across the United States and abroad designed to engage the Yale community and showcase the people, programs, and ideas that expand our potential to improve and enrich lives around the world.

Upcoming Events

London skyline

London, UK

June 21, 2023


Washington, DC

October 24, 2023

More information coming soon.
Boston, MA

Boston, MA

November 9, 2023

More information coming soon.

Past Events

Chicago skyline

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society: Utilizing Technology for Good

May 4, 2023

Yalies gathered in Chicago for a thought-provoking exploration of how societies can harness AI’s potential benefits while advocating for safe, transparent, and fair use of the technology.
New York City skyline

Cities and Climate Solutions: Catalyzing Change for a Sustainable Future

March 4, 2023

Nearly 800 Yalies gathered in NYC to hear from Yale scholars and professors working toward solutions for a more sustainable planet.
Streetcars in San Francisco

New Paradigms for Understanding Human Health: Improving Lives through Discovery and Data

October 22, 2022 • San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosted a special evening devoted to shining a light on contributions by Yalies—on campus and beyond—to advance solutions to critical challenges.
The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles at sunset

Storytelling for Impact: Harnessing the Power of Arts, Media, and Culture

October 20, 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

More than 400 members of the Yale community gathered at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles for an evening of inspiration and connection.

Event FAQs

For more information, please email Martha Lewis.

For Humanity Events News

View of the audience during For Humanity Illuminated in NYC

April 13, 2023

Yale Expertise, Illuminated

Alumni and friends gather in New York City for “Cities and Climate Solutions.”
For Humanity Illuminated

October 12, 2022

For Humanity Illuminated Launches This Month

Event series highlighting Yale campaign priorities travels to cities across the US and beyond
A cappella pop group Pentatonix performs virtually for the campaign launch

October 4, 2021

Yale Community Joins For Humanity Campaign Launch

The launch of the For Humanity campaign brought together Yalies from around the world at a virtual celebration, broadcast live from the Schwarzman Center and featuring students, faculty, alumni, and friends.