The BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) classes play a vital role in the success and growth of Yale College. In the last fiscal year (ending June 30), over 2,000 young alumni made gifts to the Alumni Fund that totaled nearly $475,000. More than 80% of those gifts were $100 or less. It’s not the size of your gift that matters most, but your participation. Last year, the BOLD classes achieved a collective participation rate of more than 18%. You can learn more about the importance of your giving and participation by following the links below.

Y Give? Participation Matters
Participation in the Alumni Fund is not only an important measure of alumni attitudes toward the university but essential to funding Yale’s core needs. From financial aid, to teaching and research, to facilities maintenance, your generosity can touch every aspect of Yale College. Read more
Ways to Give and Areas of Support
Alumni Fund gifts can be made online or with a contribution card and can be designated to any of the following six categories: unrestricted, financial aid, facilities, library resources, undergraduate life, and faculty support and curriculum development. Read more
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 2018-2019 fiscal year, 280 BOLD donors qualified as members of the Nathan Hale Associates. Read more
Class Goals and YTD Numbers
BOLD alumni total nearly 13,000, which accounts for nearly 19% of Yale College alumni. This year, the BOLD classes are charged with the goal of raising $452,000 from 8,406 alumni. Read more
BOLD Challenges
The BOLD classes participate in several giving challenges throughout the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Every donation, no matter what size, makes a difference and establishes a pattern of participation. Read more
Other Ways to Support Yale College
There are many ways to support Yale, and you should consider all of them as you begin your role as an active member of the university community. Read more