Annual Report of Giving to Yale 2020–2021





“Yale’s alumni, parents, and friends gave at an all-time high this year. Because of your generosity, the For Humanity campaign is off to a tremendous start, ensuring that exceptional students and faculty have every opportunity to improve our world for all. Thank you for making this a historic year at Yale.”

—President Peter Salovey ’86 PhD

For Humanity: The Yale Campaign

This fall, Yale launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. By making bold investments for the greatest impact, For Humanity will empower students and faculty members to tackle the world’s most critical challenges. Our highest aspirations for the future of this great university rest on a shared commitment: that by harnessing the boundless potential of human ingenuity, together we can bring light and truth to a world in need of both.

Leading up to the public launch of the For Humanity campaign, generous donors contributed $3.5 billion to the campaign’s nucleus fund. In the coming years, we will build on this solid foundation across the university to advance all disciplines for breakthroughs, for insight, for impact, and for a better world.

Exploring human cognition
A view from Tsai City overlooking Yale campus skyline

Yale University’s strengths in neuroscience were catapulted to new heights this year when Joseph Tsai ’86, ’90 JD and Clara Wu Tsai made a historic gift to launch the Wu Tsai Institute, a singular research enterprise dedicated to the study of human cognition. At the Wu Tsai Institute, Yale’s world-renowned researchers across the psychological, biological, and computational sciences will come together under one roof to uncover new ideas and insights into our minds. “The world’s great universities are built to pursue consequential questions, and nothing is more foundational than understanding the mystery of the human brain,” says Joseph Tsai. “Clara and I believe that Yale has the right combination of people, resources, and collaborative culture to lead to a better understanding of this big question.”

World-class theater, now tuition free
A perfomance on stage at Geffen School of Drama

Yale’s drama school received the largest gift in the history of American theater, thanks to David Geffen. As a result, drama students will no longer need to pay tuition to attend the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University. Geffen’s generosity positions the school as the only dramatic arts institution of its kind to be tuition free. “Removing the tuition barrier will allow an even greater diversity of talented people to develop and hone their skills in front of, on, and behind Yale’s stages,” reflects Geffen. “I hope this gift will inspire others to support similar efforts to increase accessibility and affordability for arts education at colleges and universities across the country.”

Capturing carbon for a healthier planet
Fall foliage in East Rock, New Haven CT

Earth’s rapidly accelerating climate and biodiversity crises call for bold solutions. The Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, established with a landmark gift from FedEx, will focus on reducing atmospheric carbon to establish a healthier planet for all. Central to the university’s Planetary Solutions Project, the center will support researchers from an array of fields to facilitate critical work aimed at developing new methods for capturing carbon based on the earth’s natural processes. “At FedEx, we have a responsibility to take action in addressing climate change,” says Frederick Smith ’66, the company’s founder, chairman, and CEO. “Yale has a deep reservoir of expertise and researchers working on this shared problem, which makes it the ideal place for this important work.”

A more sustainable future
Architectural rendering of the Living Village and current YDS quad

The global pandemic, accelerating climate crisis, and other existential challenges demand new and inventive approaches to safeguard our planet’s future. Donors have answered this call, supporting such initiatives as the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the Yale Sustainable Food Program. They are also helping to ensure that scientists can continue to make progress against COVID-19, while remaining vigilant against other global outbreaks with gifts to the Rapid Response Fund.

This year, Yale committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2035 and achieving zero actual carbon emissions by 2050. In addition to the Center for Natural Carbon Capture, another significant project, the Living Village at Yale Divinity School, will help the university to achieve this goal. Building on a foundational gift from Carol Bauer and George Bauer, additional alumni and friends pledged their support this year for the complex, which will bear a zero-carbon footprint. Constructed entirely of recycled and environmentally friendly materials, the Living Village will also collect and refine its water on site, handle waste, produce solar electricity, and supply surplus power to the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle.

Promoting equity at Yale and beyond

Yale is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Our alumni, parents, and friends help to accelerate work in these critical areas, championing initiatives that build and sustain community, deepen understanding, and bridge the gap between perceived differences.

Many of Yale’s professional schools, including architecture, law, and management, have set up funds to advance DEIB initiatives, and donor support is helping to further their work. Unrestricted gifts to the graduate and professional schools’ alumni and annual funds also support equity in access and education across the university.

In Yale College, cultural centers have for decades served as social hubs for students of various ethnicities and backgrounds. This year, donors celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the Asian American Cultural Center by giving to the Dean Mary Li Hsu Discretionary Fund. The fund, named for the center’s first director, will support first-generation, low-income Asian and Asian American students at Yale.

Donor contributions also help our students promote equity in the wider world. Support for the Yale Law School’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, for example, enables actions like the representation of Latino pallet workers seeking better working conditions and the examination of COVID-19’s impact on Connecticut’s nursing home workers and residents. And at the School of Medicine, several donors supported the school’s Cultural Ambassadors Program, which links its investigators to local resources that advance health equity and access in the community.

Commitments to support
financial aid across Yale

Directed to endowed
scholarships and fellowships

Given to be spent immediately
to support students

Helping undergraduates thrive

Alumni, parents, and friends came together once more this year to support a thriving undergraduate community.

In the Yale College Class of 2025, 51 percent identify as students of color, and 16 percent are the first in their families to attend college. For many first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students, the First-Year Scholars at Yale program provides the roadmap for living and learning on campus, while connecting them to the peers and resources that enrich their college years. Throughout the academic year, Yale College Safety Net helped students who encountered emergency expenses, such as medical care, technology support, and warm clothing. And summer work and study awards were restructured to ensure that both domestic and international students could afford to take advantage of pivotal learning and internship opportunities. These crucial programs were made possible by contributions of all sizes to the Yale College Alumni Fund and gifts to endowed funds.

Endure McTier

“Yale really supports students like me who want to go abroad. It’s a great gift to be able to take advantage of these resources and learn as much as I can.... One of the greatest things I’ve learned is that exploring any combination of your interests, regardless of how distinct or ‘niche,’ is valuable. Being at Yale means you can be anything you want to be.”

—Endure McTier SY ’22

Mental health and wellbeing are crucial to students’ success; about 60 percent of students seek such services at least once during their time at Yale. Generous gifts from Carla Solomon ’75 and Antonio Magliocco, Jr. ’74 and other donors have addressed this critical need, launching Yale College Community Care, or YC3. With offices in the residential colleges, YC3 clinicians and specialists offer students convenient and consistent access to care, helping to manage their stress, foster resilience, and prevent crises.

Exceptional opportunities, university wide

Each year, thousands of promising students come to Yale to fulfill their biggest dreams and learn how to make our world a better place. An affordable education is vital to their success. Gifts to financial aid help students enroll in the program of their choice, explore every opportunity, and earn their degrees without concern for cost. From annual gifts of $25 for student support to endowments funding scholarships and fellowships in perpetuity, every contribution made a difference.

In 2020–2021, alumni, parents, friends, and organizations generously contributed so that Yale could get even closer to achieving this goal. From annual gifts of $25 for student support to endowments funding scholarships and fellowships in perpetuity, every contribution made a difference.

Yale College offers one of the nation’s most generous financial aid packages, meeting the full demonstrated need of every student. Families earning less than $75,000 are not expected to contribute to the cost of their child’s Yale education. Gifts to financial aid make this possible.

At the Graduate School, donor-funded fellowships helped students investigate their biggest questions, collaborating with peers and mentors across fields to identify new avenues of inquiry. Stipends and grants ensured the door to Yale remained open, reducing unnecessary barriers to successful study and research.

And in the professional schools, donor support continued to make it possible for students to achieve their highest goals and aspirations. With lower loan amounts, students could more freely pursue their preferred interests and industries without having to factor in debt or career compensation.

Cade Brown

“Yale scholarships are incredibly important. Without a scholarship, I would not be able to call myself a Bulldog, nor would I have crossed paths with the many people I’ve been lucky enough to call my friends here.”
—Cade Brown SY ’23

Alessandro Zulli

“I’m a firm believer that it’s part of our job as researchers to contribute where we can to societal problems, like COVID-19. With my background and interests, I’m in a unique position to help. The support of donors allows us to do these cutting-edge things. Yale is one of the few places where this work can happen.”
—Alessandro Zulli ’26 PhD, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Rachel Romero

“Receiving financial support to pursue my dream career at a prestigious university is both humbling and motivating. I feel fortunate that individuals and institutions have chosen to invest in my education and development. I hope to pay this spirit of giving forward in whatever way possible as I progress in my career.”
—Rachel Romero ’22 MSN, School of Nursing

Annual Giving

Parent Giving

Reunion Giving


Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors
The board’s mission is to guide and support the fundraising programs of the Alumni Fund, Yale’s annual giving program, to raise unrestricted gifts for immediate use.
  • Nina R. Adams ’69 MS, ’77 MSN

    Robert E. Allison ’67

    Jessica Lynn Anschutz ’07 MDiv

    Amy D. Atkeson ’95, ’00 MD

    Martha Burson Bangiola ’11, ’18 MBA

    Marvin B. Berenblum ’56

    Sarah L. Better ’19

    Christina H. Bost Seaton ’01

    Mary Gottshall Bowers ’01

    Anne Wilson Brown ’85

    Jacob W. Buchdahl ’94, ’97 JD

    Stephen Calkins ’72

    Tara A. Campbell ’20

    Lise Pfeiffer Chapman ’81 MBA

    Xinyi Chen ’21

    Eugenie F. Cheney ’02

    M. Kemal Ciliz ’95 MA

    Jackson F. Cole ’20

    Bridget M. Cota ’09 MSN

    Claudia Rabinowitz Covo ’81

    Marianna Cuomo Maier ’19

    Benjamin Peter Daus-Haberle ’12

    JP Drechsler ’16

    Zachary Allan DeWitt ’09

    Frederick Douglis ’84

    Romy Drucker ’07

    Michael Coleman Duddy ’85 MArch

    R. Kemerer Edwards ’49

    Rebecca A. Ehrhardt ’90

    Danielle Bella Ellison ’15

    William E. Ellison ’18

    Charles N. Farmer ’66

    Jeffrey A. Feldman ’95 MBA

    William C. Fishel ’09

    Julia Fuller Nakayama ’89

    Elizabeth S. Garrabrant ’09 MA

    Thomas M. Ginakakis ’09

    Marla Grossman ’90

    Brian D. Hammerstein ’85

    Samantha Warshauer Heffner ’02

    Jerry W. Henry ’80 MDiv

    David L. Herzer ’67

    Melissa J. Hilton ’83, ’89 MBA

    Neil M. Hohmann ’91

    John Francis Homan IV ’02 MEM

    James A. Jones III ’66

    Jocelyn Kane

    Ethan Charles Karetsky ’14

    Andrew R. Karlin ’08

    Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet ’97 PhD

    Katherine Philip Kaufman ’10

    Daniel G. Kilpatrick ’03

    Stewart M. Landefeld ’76

    Curtis E. Large ’92

    John Kai Lassen ’64

    Anthony Magee Lavely ’64

    Philip W. Lebowitz ’72 MD

    Carol M. Lee ’79

    Michael William Lei ’14

    Charles P. Lord ’87

    Ephram Lloyd Lustgarten ’00

    Paul S. Mandell ’98 JD

    John F. McKissack ’20

    Mark L. Meyer ’94 MD, ’98 JD

    Maria Paola Nastri ’98 PhD

    Alexander Gharib Nazem ’04, ’12 MD

    Mallet Njonkem ’18

    Margo Wolf O’Donnell ’90

    Neeta Ogden ’94

    Renee H. L. Ong ’21

    Amy S. Oshinsky ’77

    Lillian A. Oshva ’96 MD

    Merz K. Peters ’55

    Darcy K. Troy Pollack ’87

    Alison Poorvu Jaffe ’81

    Shady M. Qubaty ’20

    Allison Rabkin Golden ’12

    Rachel M. Rajaseelan ’15

    Carl L. Reisner ’78 JD

    Richard T. Roberts ’86, ’89 JD

    Shana Katz Ross ’00, ’06 MBA

    Ellen Ryan ’77

    Anthony Sabatelli ’84 PhD

    David I. Schamis ’95

    Stephen K. Scher ’56, ’66 PhD

    Deborah Sherman ’89

    William John Shikani ’10

    Andrew D. Sipes ’85

    Jamie E. Stern ’72

    Evangeline Wyche Tross ’78

    Laura Elizabeth Vrana ’11

    Andrew M. Wallach ’80

    Tanya Rivero Warren ’95

    Hannah E. Weisman ’20

    Jill R. Wight ’95

    Gregory Thomas Wolf ’92

    Alli J. Yoon ’21

    Brett I. Zbar ’94

    Gregory J. Zorthian ’75

Yale Parents Leadership Council
These committed parents provide leadership support for the university’s highest priorities. Together, members contributed 60 percent of the total given to the Parents Annual Fund this year.
  • Josyann Abisaab and Michel Brogard P ’20

    Amanda A. Adams and Kent R. Adams P ’15, P ’20

    Jim Adelson and Susannah Adelson P ’20

    Anil Aggarwal

    Runa N. Alam and Theodore A. Nist P ’24

    Ian H. Altman ’80 and Laura S. Scher ’80, P ’12, P ’21

    Suzanne I. Baillie ’89 and Charles A. Baillie P ’23, P ’25

    Iosif Bakaleynik and Liubov Bakaleynik P ’24

    Olga B. Balaeskoul and Vladimir V. Balaeskoul P ’20

    Laura E. Barletta and Vincent F. Barletta P ’25

    Boris M. Baroudel and Constance F. Baroudel P ’23

    Cheri L. Beck and Scott M. Beck P ’20

    Janice C. Beckmen and Jeffrey T. Beckmen P ’24

    Peter B. Bensinger, Jr. and Heidi Wagman P ’17, ’22 JD, P ’20

    Forrest C. Berkley ’76 and Marcie J. Tyre P ’21

    Emily A. Blavatnik and Leonard Blavatnik P ’24

    Leslie N. Bluhm and David A. Helfand P ’20

    Christopher Bogart and Elizabeth O’Connell P ’23

    Jeanne P. Blaustein and Peter E. Bokor P ’20

    Ethan T. Boyer ’90 and Laura Boyer P ’21, P ’24

    Angela W. Buchdahl ’94 and Jacob W. Buchdahl ’94, P ’23, P ’25

    Nancy B. Bynum ’86 and Frank K. Bynum P ’24

    Timothy Calkins ’87 and Carol Saltoun P ’22

    Gavin E. Campbell ’82 and Diana Aixalá P ’20, P ’24

    Elizabeth A. Carney and Sean D. Carney P ’22

    James F. Carney ’87 and Claire Shipman P ’25

    John A. Carrafiell ’87 and Catherine H. Carrafiell P ’20

    Robert Chai-Onn ’92 and Catherine Chai-Onn P ’23

    Lalitha Chandrasekaran and Natarajan Chandrasekaran P ’20

    Pedro Chomnalez and Maria A. Herrera P ’17, P ’23, P ’25

    Samuel W. Chu and Pauline Lo P ’24

    Lourdes Maria B. Chuidian and Tomas S. Chuidian P ’22

    Douglas Cifu and Melissa Cifu P ’24

    Brooke G. Coleman ’00 MBA and Daniel B. Coleman ’86, P ’23, P ’25

    Franklin J. Collins IV and Tracy Collins P ’23

    Sarah K. Contomichalos ’85 and Gerassimo A. Contomichalos P ’22, P ’24

    Therese Coons and Michael Stankey P ’18, P ’19, P ’21

    Philippe Costeletos ’87 and Katerina Costeletos P ’21, P ’24

    Brahm S. Cramer and Dana G. Zucker P ’22, P ’25

    Carrie B. del Hierro and Edwin S. del Hierro P ’24

    Elizabeth S. Detor and Lucas K. Detor P ’24

    William O. DeWitt III ’90 and Ira DeWitt P ’21

    Akiva J. Dickstein ’90 and Anna S. Mendelsohn ’89, P ’16, P ’20, P ’23

    Kathleen M. Donohue ’88 and David L. Sze ’88, P ’22, P ’24

    Funlola T. Enelamah and Okechukwu E. Enelamah P ’23

    Dinakar Singh ’90 and Florence A. Eng P ’22, P ’25

    Steve R. Fallek and Susan L. Saltzstein P ’24

    Bridget M. Fawcett and Donald N. Fawcett P ’23

    Cyrena B. Fink ’90 and Geoffrey D. Fink ’91, P ’20, P ’22

    Gregory J. Fleming ’88 JD and Melissa S. Fleming P ’19, P ’24

    Kathryn Q. Flores and Raja M. Flores P ’23

    Gregory G. Flynn ’92 MA and Julie A. Flynn ’88, P ’24

    David Foley and Victoria Foley P ’22

    Laura L. Fox and Bennet M. Van de Bunt P ’21

    Eugene J. Frantz and Maria T. Frantz P ’23

    David Fu and E-Len Fu P ’20, P ’25

    Daniel Gainey and Diane Gainey P ’23

    Amy Gallen and Jonathan Gallen P ’23

    Michael S. Gamzon ’91 and Rebecca D. Gamzon ’91, P ’20, P ’23

    Alejandra Garcia and Juan C. Garcia P ’22

    Suzanne Gignilliat ’80 and Thomas Hinkes P ’15, P ’22

    Bradley L. Graham ’74 and Lissa Muscatine P ’20

    Catalina Grau and Klaus Grau P ’22, P ’25

    Jonathan D. Gray and Mindy B. Gray P ’21, P ’24

    Lawrence S. Greenberg P ’20, P ’22

    Harold S. Gross and Robbin C. Gross P ’22

    Anna D. Guanche and Carlos A. Guanche P ’20

    Kenneth Hahn and Susan Hahn P ’20

    M. Hillery Head ’88, P ’20

    Peter F. Henkel ’86 and Eleni D. Henkel P ’17, P ’22

    Stephen P. Hickey ’83, P ’15, P ’17, P ’20

    Gerald R. Hirsch and Barbara N. Seymon-Hirsch P ’24

    Dylan H. Hixon ’88 and Camomile Hixon P ’23

    Mark S. Hoplamazian and Rachel D. Kohler P ’20

    Jay C. Horgen ’93 and Katherine B. Horgen ’95, ’01 PhD, P ’24

    Ricardo F. Hornos and Lisa J. Kohl P ’23

    Alessandro Horta P ’23

    Wei Hu and Jingfan Zhang P ’24

    Amy M. Isom and Robert D. Isom P ’22

    Benjamin Jenkins and Meredith Jenkins P ’24

    Naveen Jindal and Shallu Jindal P ’18, P ’21

    Charles E. Johnson P ’24

    Elizabeth L. Johnson P ’22

    Amy S. Kaiser and Kenneth B. Rotman P ’24

    Ajay Kalsi and Mala Kalsi P ’18, P ’23

    Rhonda L. Kaufman and Lisa A. Shalett P ’23

    John C. Kern, Jr. and Katie D. Kern P ’23

    Robert C. Ketterson P ’22

    Shiv V. Khemka and Urvashi R. Rana Khemka P ’20

    Gail C. Khosla and Victor Khosla P ’23

    Mi-Hyung Kim and Brian S. Yoon P ’21, P ’23

    Lynn E. King and Thomas C. King P ’24

    Julius Kipngetich and Chemutai Murgor P ’24

    Julie A. Kohn and Joseph D. Swift P ’19, P ’23

    Allan M. Latts and Kate S. Latts P ’24

    Kenneth J. Lebrun and Laurie N. Lebrun P ’24

    Yuna Lee and Robert Nam P ’23

    Tracy J. Leeds ’87 and Evan C. Marwell P ’21, P ’24

    Almudena Legorreta and Pablo Legorreta P ’24

    Konstantina Letrou and George Papamarkakis P ’21, P ’25, co-chairs

    Brenda B. Levatich and Matthew S. Levatich P ’17, P ’20

    Yanxiu Li and Yingbo Li P ’23

    Yifei Li and Chaoyong Wang P ’16, P ’24

    Nicole Longnecker and David L. Pesikoff P ’23

    Anurag Mahesh and Shweta Mahesh P ’24

    Vikram Malhotra and Parveen K. Samra P ’20, P ’22

    Ron O. Marcelo ’92 and Sheila Marcelo P ’24

    Craig C. Martin and Laura K. Martin P ’21

    Nancy C. McCain and William F. Morneau P ’21

    Christopher McGowan and Sandy Wang P ’24

    Kenneth G. McKenna ’75, ’78 PhD and Patty McKenna P ’16, P ’21

    Meghan R. McMahon ’87, P ’22, P ’23

    Anne C. McNay and Colin S. McNay P ’18, P ’20

    Katherine N. Mele ’85 and Joseph P. Mele ’85, P ’17, P ’20

    Anjali Melwani and Prakash Melwani P ’16, P ’23, co-chairs

    Anupama Manoj Menda and Manoj Menda P ’24

    Alice Michaels and Lorne Michaels P ’20

    Robert E. Michalik ’91 and Angela M. Michalik P ’24, P ’25

    Brian P. Miller and Giovanna Miller P ’23

    Marc D. Miller ’91 and Lori Miller P ’23

    Laurel Miranda and Steve Miranda P ’22

    Neeraj Mital and Renu C. Mital P ’21, P ’25

    Kurt C. Mobley ’79 and Tamra J. Mobley P ’12, P ’20

    Joan G. Mollerus and Michael Mollerus P ’21

    Jonathan T. Molot ’88 and Hattie Ruttenberg ’91 JD, P ’21

    Julie K. Moore and Kenneth W. Moore P ’25

    Allan G. Mutchnik and Nicole G. Mutchnik P ’22

    Albert L. Napier and Dacia Napier P ’23

    Thomas C. Naratil ’83 and Wendy U. Naratil ’83, P ’11, P ’21

    Klaus Oestergaard and Sanne Oestergaard P ’22, P ’25

    Salil Parekh and Shaleen Parekh P ’24

    Jill G. Parker ’85 and Geoffrey M. Parker P ’20

    Clemente Pinedo P ’20

    Abigail S. Pogrebin ’87 and David P. Shapiro P ’21

    Robert S. Pohly ’94 and Julie Turaj ’93, P ’24

    Richard H. Powers ’85 and Emilie Powers P ’17, P ’20

    Karen L. Pritzker P ’21

    Jason W. Reese ’87 and Christine C. Reese P ’19, P ’24

    Brian M. Reilly ’85, ’92 JD and Jeannette S. Reilly P ’16, P ’22

    Susan M. Reinhart and Thomas E. Reinhart P ’20

    Amy M. Ritter ’88 and Gordon Ritter P ’20

    Nicole S. Rolet and Xavier Rolet P ’23

    Linda Rossi and Pierpaolo Rossi P ’22, P ’25

    Andrew C. Rothschild and Barbra B. Rothschild P ’24

    Kevin P. Ryan ’85 and Pascaline Servan-Schreiber P ’17, P ’22

    Jean E. Salata and Melanie Salata P ’23

    Amanda Salzhauer and Michael Salzhauer P ’23

    Eric J. Scheyer and Margaret W. Scheyer P ’20

    Andreas Schlaepfer and Sandra E. Schlaepfer P ’23

    Scott A. Schoen ’80 and Nancy Adams P ’20

    Joseph Schull and Anna Yang P ’22

    David Segel ’86 and Christina S. Segel P ’20

    Marianna Sendas and Nelson Antonio Sendas P ’23, P ’25

    Bonnie E. Siegel and Ira B. Siegel P ’15, P ’23

    David B. Singer ’84 and Diana E. Kapp P ’23

    Sriram Sivaram and Priya Sriram P ’23, P ’25

    David F. Solomon ’88 ’92 JD and Sarah Solomon ’85, ’92 MFA, P ’21, P ’24

    Joan Solotar P ’20

    Peter Soros P ’20

    Lawrence A. Spera and Mieko L. Willoughby P ’20

    Emily Spinna and Robert Spinna P ’23

    Joshua L. Steiner ’87 and Antoinette Delruelle P ’21

    David I. Stemerman ’90 and Joline L. Stemerman P ’23, P ’24

    Gene T. Sykes and Tracy M. Sykes P ’24

    James B. Tananbaum ’85 and Dana S. Tananbaum P ’18, P ’21

    Eileen P. Tang ’90 and Richard K. Tang ’90, P ’22, P ’24

    James Triedman and Melissa Triedman P ’25

    Eva C. Tsai ’87 and Michael M. Chang P ’24

    Lauren M. Tyler ’84 and Stephen Mersereau P ’24

    Anne M. Umphrey and Willard L. Umphrey P ’22

    Kara J. Unterberg ’87 and Jim Delisle P ’19, P ’23

    David M. Visher and Sandra H. Visher P ’14, P ’16, P ’18, P ’22

    Bryan A. Vroon and Caroline S. Vroon P ’24

    Edward B. Weaver and Lisandrea S. Weaver P ’23

    Scott Weisman and Virginia Weisman P ’20

    John C. Wellemeyer ’59 and Louise Anne M. Wellemeyer P ’23

    David C. Weyerhaeuser ’86, P ’23, P ’24, P ’25

    Laura V. Woodside ’91 and Dennis Woodside P ’23

    Lauren B. Young ’85 and Paul B. Young P ’17, P ’20

Annual Giving

Nathan Hale Associates: leadership annual giving
Membership Level
Leaders Circle
     Fourth Century Associates  $100,000+ 31
     Elihu Yale Associates  $50,000–$99,999 75
     Woodbridge Associates  $25,000–$49,999 220
Hillhouse Associates  $15,000–$24,999 166
Sterling Associates  $10,000–$14,999 598
Harkness Associates  $5,000–$9,999 1,025
Woolsey Associates  $1,000–$4,999 5,262
     Class 2011-2015  $500–$4,999 334
     Class 2016-2019  $250–$4,999 471
Total 8,182
Yale College annual giving by class
Annual Gifts
1931–1939 n/a $64,423
1940 16.7% $43,654
1941 12.5% $50
1942 29.4% $1,410
1943 25.0% $11,850
1944 33.3% $23,100
1945 18.4% $11,125
1945W 26.3% $9,630
1946 15.8% $11,350
1947 43.1% $21,398
1948 25.5% $51,859
1949 39.3% $43,924
1950 31.4% $136,016
1951 52.4% $67,060
1952 69.4% $119,938
1953 36.9% $290,350
1954 44.4% $430,065
1955 39.7% $174,979
1956 41.8% $445,232
1957 46.5% $267,375
1958 42.9% $264,950
1959 38.2% $181,943
1960 33.9% $197,530
1961 38.8% $313,400
1962 36.6% $207,533
1963 42.4% $321,995
1964 34.8% $301,505
1965 30.8% $205,213
1966 44.9% $653,465
1967 34.9% $219,433
1968 31.3% $258,793
1969 32.2% $357,636
1970 32.6% $243,606
1971 48.2% $1,120,225
1972 31.0% $279,353
1973 30.6% $354,507
1974 25.8% $229,199
1975 23.1% $424,122
1976 23.9% $350,634
1977 23.1% $246,904
1978 19.9% $303,164
1979 21.2% $278,992
1980 20.0% $551,580
1981 21.9% $577,132
1982 19.1% $277,069
1983 19.3% $277,571
1984 21.2% $312,282
1985 30.4% $643,339
1986 22.3% $658,592
1987 23.5% $401,178
1988 21.9% $641,385
1989 24.0% $597,656
1990 23.5% $519,307
1991 27.6% $777,110
1992 26.1% $623,089
1993 25.1% $597,884
1994 25.8% $658,752
1995 24.8% $538,342
1996 27.4% $710,195
1997 25.7% $296,677
1998 25.1% $296,028
1999 22.8% $452,459
2000 19.6% $261,244
2001 21.7% $448,671
2002 19.1% $159,904
2003 19.4% $163,225
2004 19.7% $165,324
2005 16.3% $149,638
2006 21.2% $238,546
2007 19.8% $135,803
2008 16.2% $95,507
2009 16.5% $92,826
2010 15.1% $52,170
2011 23.6% $82,082
2012 19.3% $44,983
2013 18.1% $47,126
2014 14.8% $54,897
2015 14.4% $21,345
2016 18.0% $58,164
2017 13.2% $17,671
2018 10.9% $22,612
2019 9.6% $13,262
2020 6.0% $4,365
Graduate and Professional Schools annual giving
Annual Gifts
School of Architecture 19.7% $324,988
School of Art 7.9% $170,156
Divinity School 24.3% $630,758
David Geffen School of Drama 14.3% $371,264
School of Engineering & Applied Science 13.0% $89,054
School of the Environment 20.0% $388,855
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 12.8% $1,520,561
Law School 28.0% $6,397,279
Yale School of Management 46.9% $5,206,514
School of Medicine 23.0% $1,032,698
School of Music 7.7% $123,022
School of Nursing 13.5% $261,038
School of Public Health 12.5% $303,505

Reunion Giving

Yale College Reunion Results by Class
Final Reunion Gift Total
Reunion Gift Participation
Reunion Gift Chairs
1956 65th $22,732,694 58% Joseph C. McNay ’56, John E. “Jack” Silliman ’56
1961 60th $16,302,190 60% Paul A. Downey ’61
1966 55th $15,066,664 63% Thomas C. Barry ’66, Robert W. Brundige Jr. ’66, William M. “Biff” Folberth III ’66, B. Waring Partridge IV ’66, Timothy J. Wollaeger ’66

Honorary: Ted P. Shen ’66, Frederick W. Smith ’66

1971 50th $28,431,437 60% Ruth B. Jarmul ’71, Kathryn Cochrane Murphy ’71, Kurt L. Schmoke ’71, Hugh Scott III ’71, Alan D. Seget ’71
1976 45th $8,128,198 38% Stewart M. Landefeld ’76, Thomas S. Leatherbury ’76, ’79 JD, Bobbi Mark ’76
1981 40th $36,359,342 40% Barry C. Barnett ’81, Varun Bery ’81, Jennifer W. Monsky ’81, ’84 MA, John R. Monsky ’81

Honorary: Donald R. Mullen, Jr. ’81

1986 35th $152,866,073 39% Andrea Strauss Dettelbach ’86, Todd P. Kaplan ’86, Jake L. Siewert, Jr. ’86
1991 30th $33,837,850 43% Kimberly A. Fulton ’91, Lori Matloff Goler ’91, Christian P. Michalik ’91, Robert E. Michalik ’91, Alison Berkley Wagonfeld ’91
1996 25th $13,771,186 58% Tracy Ann Campbell ’96, Meredith Snow Meeks ’96, Aaron Alexander Shipp ’96, Nikolay Ivanov Stoytchev ’96, Casey D. Whalen ’96, Sam Joshua Wilderman ’96, Michael Stephen Yoshino ’96

Honorary: Anne Elizabeth Wojcicki ’96

2001 20th $6,610,484 36% Stephen S.H. Cheng ’01, Lily Man-Lai Fan ’01, ’04 JD, Clara G. Ferraro ’01, Amy S. Harsch ’01, Khemaridh Heng Hy ’01, Marc Raymond Suskin ’01
2006 15th $2,549,520 35% Andrew B. Butler ’06, Allegra A. Leitner Holben ’06, Caroline Edsall Littleton ’06, ’10 JD, Brian Zhong Hwey Ong ’06, Parminder Singh ’06
2011 10th $762,939 41% Martha Burson Bangiola ’11, ’18 MBA, Haley Brynne Cohen Gilliland ’11, Zenah Mariam Hasan ’11, Tariq Magdy Mahmoud ’11, Paul Everett Needham ’11
2016 5th $2,286,842 34% JP Drechsler ’16, Hannah Francesca C. Gonzales ’16, Charles W. Goodyear III ’16, Conor D. McKenna ’16, Yuanling Yuan ’16
Record-breaking Yale College Reunion Results by Class
Reunion Records
1956 65th 5th place, all-time, for 65th reunion gift
1981 40th 5th place, all-time, for 40th reunion gift
1986 35th 1st place, all-time, for 35th reunion gift
1991 30th 4th place, all-time, for 30th reunion gift
2001 20th 7th place, all-time, for 20th reunion gift
2006 15th 8th place, all-time, for 15th reunion gift
2011 10th 10th place, all-time, for 10th reunion gift
2016 5th 1st place, all-time, for 5th reunion gift

The Yale Endowment

The endowment contributed $1.51 billion to the university’s operating budget. This figure represents 33 percent of Yale’s net revenues. More than 58 percent of new gifts and pledges, or $685.1 million, were directed to the Yale endowment. These gifts and a 40.2 percent investment return enabled the endowment’s value to reach an all-time high of $42.3 billion as of June 30, 2021.

Remembering David Swensen

After the death of David Swensen ’80 PhD this spring, President Salovey expressed the profound loss felt across the university and beyond, noting that “[David] was an exceptional colleague, a dear friend, and a beloved mentor to many in our community.” Having revolutionized institutional investing, David’s pioneering vision for Yale led to the remarkable growth of its endowment, setting the standard for universities and foundations everywhere. His pride for Yale was second to none, and his impact will resonate for generations.

Video and photography credits

Video: Tipsy Pix

Exploring the world today and for future generations

Exploring human cognition: Dan Renzetti

World-class theater, now tuition free: T. Charles Erickson

Capturing carbon for a healthier planet: Unsplash

A more sustainable future: Bruner/Cott Architects

Promoting equity at Yale and beyond: Asian American Cultural Center

Supporting students and keeping Yale accessible

Helping undergraduates thrive: Courtesy of student

Exceptional opportunities, university-wide: Courtesy of students

Yale Community Standouts

Annual Giving, Parent Giving, Reunion Giving: Courtesy of volunteers

The Yale Endowment

Remembering David Swensen: Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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