Class Gift 2015

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Gratitude: Our Response

Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth.  Grace evokes gratitude like the voice of an echo.  Gratitude follows grace like thunder lightning. --Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, IV.1


Class Gift Agents

As we think back on our time at YDS, we are filled with gratitude. We are grateful for the opportunities for worship and for our professors who challenge and affirm us. We are also grateful for our classmates. We decided to be a part of this campaign because we realize so many of us would not be here without some sort of financial assistance.

Over 90% of students at YDS receive financial aid. That means that the vast majority of us could not be here without the generosity of those who came before us. Next year, a new group of students will begin their time here at YDS and will be relying on our generosity to have the kinds of transformative experiences we have. Every dollar of the 2015 Senior Class Gift goes directly to student financial aid.

Gratitude for our time here is not just a sentiment--it’s an opportunity to take action. An opportunity to give back a fraction of what has been given to us through our classes, conversations, and all that has drawn us closer to God. Take a moment and donate to the Senior Class Gift.  In doing so you will help change someone’s life as your life has been changed, and you will be building the future of Yale Divinity School. Donate TODAY!

- Miriam Samuelson and David Telfort, Class Gift Co-chairs


Class Agents:

Win Bassett

Natalie Blasco

Megan Bergert

Emilie Croakley

Jaimie Crumley

Meredith Day

Donna Desilus

Malcolm Foley

Randy Goldson

Erin Grayson

Stephen Haggerty

Kishundra King

Daniel Ledford

Andrew Moore

Jane Pearce

Allen Reynolds

Peter Schattauer

Will Stanley

Jordan Trumble

LaShawn Warren

Kathy Vernon-Williamson

How to donate:

  1. Click on the big blue donation button right here:
    Click here to Make Your Gift
  2. Fill in the personal information on the Online Giving page.
  3. For "Gift Type" choose: New Gift
  4. For "Please Designate my gift for:" choose: 2015 Class Gift
  5. Click on the Next button at the bottom. You will be taken to a secure page to enter credit card information.Submit this form and your donation is made.
  6. Relax and enjoy the warm feeling of goodness.


Class Gift Honor Roll

Gail Briggs, Friend of the Class

Emilie Coakley

Stephen Hagerty

Campbell Harmon, Friend of the Class

Daniel Ledford

Sean McAvoy, Friend of the Class

Andrew Moore

Miriam Samuelson

Gregory Sterling, Friend of the Class

Kathy Williamson