President Salovey speaking with a group of students

“We are the Yale community: students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends. Together, we advance the university’s work of teaching, discovery, lifelong learning, and service to society. I am so grateful to everyone who supported the university by giving and volunteering during this fiscal year. Every contribution makes a difference. Thank you.”

—President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.

  • $529.6 million

  • Richard Albert LAW 03

    “I give to Yale each year because I owe much of what I am to the extraordinary people I met at this special place—friends, colleagues, and teachers who continue to this day to bring me joy, advice, encouragement, and opportunities.”

    —Richard Albert ’00, LAW ’03

  • “We believe deeply in the value of the undergraduate experience and know that our son benefits from and enjoys Yale’s excellence, breadth, and depth every day. We are proud to support the Yale Parents Fund, where our donations go directly toward current programs and services. As volunteers, we like to share our enthusiasm for Yale with others and hear the same from them. We’ve fostered lovely relationships with other parents while supporting this amazing university.”
    Donna and Paul Nadel P ’21 

Herman Peng ’22

“I really am thankful to the donors who have played a role in allowing me to attend Yale. Thank you for believing in education and empowering students.”
—Herman Peng ’22

Building Bridges

For Mae Hsieh ’88 and Greg Bylinsky ’88, giving to Yale is about building bridges. To commemorate their 30th Reunion, the couple established an endowed fund to support a diverse student body at Yale. Read more about why they give.

Caroline Tanbee Smith

“I give to Yale because financial aid afforded me and my friends—plus many students to come—the opportunity to receive higher education.”
—Caroline Tanbee Smith ’14


  • 50,000 donors
    3,000 volunteers
    One community 

  • “I am the first person in my family to attend college. What really helped me feel at home was the First-Year Scholars at Yale program. It helped me adjust to the rigors of college, and introduced me to a community of people who share my perspective.” 
    —Priya Singh SY ’19

  • “During my four years at Yale, I only had to take out a small amount of loans. Luckily, I have a job, and I will be able to pay off these loans quickly. I want to simply say thank you! The money that is donated to help support student life at Yale has allowed me to have the most enjoyable four years of my life.”
    —Michael Johnson ’18

Our donors help shape the university and amplify its impact in the wider world. Giving makes possible great teaching, research, clinical care, and collections. By advancing today’s discoveries and tomorrow’s leaders, your contributions to Yale make the world a better place.

Making Connections

William Burke ’56 and Jesus Montano ’18

William Burke ’56 supports financial aid through the Yale Alumni Fund’s Nathan Hale Associates scholarship program. He has enjoyed meeting a recipient of his scholarship: Jesus Montano ES ’18. Read more about their experiences.

Laura Barraclough

“Yale’s donor generosity means we can recruit students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. Equally important, we can offer the programs and services proven to retain those students and help them flourish—giving our future leaders everything they need to succeed.”
—Laura Barraclough, Sarai K. Ribicoff Associate Professor of American Studies

“Yale fellowships make graduate studies possible for me and my fellow graduate students. The result is an amazing team of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members who are committed to making new discoveries.”
Nathan Nguyen GRD ’20

Tod Kersten

“Yale and the friends I made there put my life on a higher path, one that has been more satisfying and fun (and exhilarating and scary) than I ever imagined. I give because I want this for others who, like me, needed financial help to attend. ”
—Tod Kersten ’84 

Joan Channick

“As someone who benefited from financial aid as a student myself, it’s gratifying to know that my own and others’ contributions to the Alumni Fund are making things better for our talented and committed students.”
—Joan Channick DRA ’89, Chair of Theater Management, Yale School of Drama