Nathan Hale Associates—Leadership Annual Giving

The Nathan Hale Associates (NHA) program is designed to encourage and recognize leadership annual giving to the Yale Alumni Fund. During the 2015–2016 fiscal year, 379 BOLD donors qualified as members of the Nathan Hale Associates.

Yale College classes up to five years following graduation qualify for the Woolsey Associates with a gift of $250; Yale College classes six to ten years following graduation qualify with a gift of $500.

Woolsey Associates                       $1,000 – $2,499

Elihu Yale Associates                     $2,500 – $4,999

Harkness Associates                      $5,000 – $9,999

Sterling Associates                        $10,000 – $14,999

Hillhouse Associates                      $15,000 – $24,999

Nathan Hale Leaders Circle

   • Woodbridge Associates            $25,000 – $49,999

   • Fourth Century Associates        $50,000 and above

NHA donors are listed in an online Honor Roll of Donors, part of the university’s annual report of giving to Yale.

$1,000+ Opportunities

The FroCo Connection

This fall, 100 seniors began their work as Freshman Counselors (FroCos). They will nurture and guide the new class of Yalies and build a strong foundation for them to achieve success in all facets of life—both here on campus and in the years that follow.

To encourage Alumni Fund support this year, Yale offers leadership annual donors a special opportunity to connect with the Class of 2018 through the eyes of a FroCo. Donors will receive a  “year in review” reflection piece at the end of the academic year.

This opportunity is open to all Bulldogs of the Last Decade (BOLD) who make a gift of $1,000 or more by June 30. All Alumni Fund gifts are eligible regardless of how you choose to allocate your donation: unrestricted, facilities, financial aid, faculty support and curriculum development, library resources, or undergraduate life.

Study Abroad Student Connection for the 5th and 10th Reunion

This year, nearly 1,000 Yale students will explore the world through study, research, internships, and service in over seventy-five countries. These experiences offer the same intellectual challenge students expect from Yale but the classroom spills onto the streets of the world.

To encourage Alumni Fund support this year as all or part of your 5th or 10th reunion gift, Yale offers leadership annual donors of $1,000 or more a special opportunity to connect with the study abroad student experience.

Donors will receive a selection of student reflections on their study, research, or internships abroad. You are eligible regardless of how you choose to allocate your gift to the Alumni Fund: unrestricted, facilities, financial aid, faculty support and curriculum development, library resources, or undergraduate life.

$10,000+ Opportunity

Name a Scholarship

With a generous gift of $10,000 or more, you have the option to name a one-year Nathan Hale Associates Scholarship for a current student. With 50% of undergraduates currently receiving financial aid, Nathan Hale Associates scholarship support fills an urgent need. If you choose, you may receive a profile of the student benefiting from your support.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Jane Rushmore at jane.rushmore@yale.edu or 203.432.5480.

Who was Nathan Hale?

A member of the Yale College Class of 1773, Nathan Hale served as a Revolutionary War soldier in Cambridge, New York, and New London and eventually volunteered to be a spy under General George Washington’s direction.

Disguised as a schoolmaster, he found his way into the British camps in Brooklyn and New York. He was recognized while attempting to return and arrested. His papers were found in his shoes, among them his Yale diploma. Before being executed on September 22, 1776, his last words were, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”