Ways to Give and Areas of Support

You can make your contribution to the Alumni Fund online (through Yale’s secure server) by clicking here. You may also use a contribution card (download one here) and mail it to:

Jane Rushmore
Yale University
Office of Development, Alumni Fund
PO Box 1890
New Haven, CT 06508

Donations to the Alumni Fund may be designated to any of the following six categories:

  • Unrestricted: Gifts with no restrictions are applied where dollars are needed most. The flexibility of unrestricted funds enables the university to embrace evolving ideas, programming, and technology.
  • Financial Aid: These gifts to the Alumni Fund help Yale maintain its need-blind admissions policy, which promises that students will be accepted regardless of financial need. This year, 50% of undergraduates were awarded some amount of need-based financial aid.
  • Facilities: The support of donors allows for the renovation and maintenance of Yale’s world-renowned campus.
  • Faculty Support and Curriculum Development: Gifts designated toward academic excellence support the faculty, as well as guest lecturers, symposia, workshops, and new curriculum.
  • Library Resources: New acquisitions and the conservation of existing collections for Yale’s forty-two library facilities are among the funding priorities.
  • Undergraduate Life: Gifts designated toward this area fund all aspects of co-curricular life at Yale: the arts, residential college activities, volunteer pursuits, and publications.

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In Memory of and In Honor of gifts

Another way to support the Alumni Fund is to make a gift “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” a fellow classmate, professor, or family member. To find out more, please call 203.432.5480 or e-mail jane.rushmore@yale.edu.