Getting Together and Giving Back

After meeting as students at the School of Public Health, a young alumni couple are taking advantage of a matching gift challenge to create an endowed scholarship.

Married couple Toshio Kimura ’02 MPH, and Nicole C. Quon ’07 PhD, who met in a biostatistics class on campus, planned to give back to the Yale School of Public Health later in their lives, once they had achieved more financial stability. But when they learned about the YSPH’s Endowed Scholarship Challenge Fund, which matches all endowed scholarship gifts to YSPH, they decided to seize the opportunity and act sooner. 

“We know what kind of education we received at Yale and how it has opened doors to us throughout our careers,” said Kimura. “We’re fortunate that we can help someone else have that same opportunity.”

Established by two generous gifts from anonymous donors, the Endowed Scholarship Challenge Fund lowers the minimum amount to start an endowed scholarship from $50,000 to $25,000, which can be paid over five years. The fund is making it easier than ever for friends and alumni of the school to establish an endowed scholarship to help support future leaders in public health. 

Read more about Toshio and Nicole’s gift here.

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