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A message of gratitude
The YDS Community is grateful for the support of our donors during the 2020-2021 academic year.


For nearly 200 years, Yale Divinity School has inspired the minds that have inspired church and world. Your support secures the continuation of that vital mission.

Giving to YDS

There are a number of ways to support YDS and our goals.  Our highest priority is for student financial aid.  You can give to the Annual Fund or endow a scholarship fund.   If you are interested supporting YDS in other areas, please contact the development office.

With the COVID-19 restrictions on access to campus and our postal mail, we ask that gifts to YDS be made via our online giving page. If you would like guidance on other ways to give, including electronic funds transfer, please contact us at

Donors and Friends

In an increasingly global world, the teaching and training of the future leaders of church and world has never been more challenging. We rely heavily on the moral and financial support of alumni and friends.

June 21, 2021
By Pressley Peters A significant new scholarship underwritten by the MRW Education Fund and partially matched by the Divinity School Scholarship Challenge Fund honors the...
May 14, 2021
By Pressley Peters Ademuyiwa Bamiduro ’13 M.Div. had two reasons for starting a fund to help YDS students pay for their divinity education, both learned through personal...
February 9, 2021
By Pressley Peters   The Rev. James K. Donnell ’58 B.D., a retired Presbyterian minister from Pennsylvania, had such confidence in his alma mater that he contributed over $1...
October 29, 2020
Yale Divinity School has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish Reimagining Church: New Models for the 21st Century, a YDS program aimed at...

Barbara Sabia

Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Development
(203) 432-4791

Deborah Jagielow

Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving
(203) 4323871

Pamela Wesley-Gomez

Director of Development and External Affairs, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
(203) 432-9297

Ned Parker

Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement, Andover Newton Seminary at YDS, Lecturer in Homiletics
(203) 464-2287

Emily Reid

Program Coordinator
(203) 432-5359

Diana Empsall

Development Services Officer Coordinator
+1 (203) 432-5466

Kira Wishart

Senior Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-9312


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