Financial Aid for Students
Support tomorrow's leaders of church and world.

How Your Giving Helps

Freed from Debt, For Calling

Students in Yale Divinity School are called to lives of service. They train for ministry, community-building, and social justice—the kinds of work we often need most. But their average debt on graduation is $58,805, a significant sum for someone embarking on a career that is not highly compensated. Gifts to support our students, in the form of endowment or current use, can make a vast difference to them and the communities they go on to serve. Through the For Humanity campaign, we enable students to study without taking on more debt, so they are free to set their future paths on the basis of calling, not financial constraints.

Inspiring Minds, Supporting Leaders

Your gifts to Yale Divinity School ensure the world’s rising generation of leaders receive an exemplary theological education in a flourishing community of faith and intellect. Gifts to financial aid enable our diverse students to follow their callings without taking on significant debt. Further addressing student need, our Living Village project will provide affordable living space, fostering community and belonging while creating a visionary, “sustainable-building” residential complex that makes a profound theological and ecological statement.

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To discuss your interest, please contact:

Barbara Sabia
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Development
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: (203) 432-5363
Or e-mail: barbara.sabia@yale.edu

Rod Lowe
Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: (203) 432-8127
Or e-mail: rodwin.lowe@yale.edu

Action & Impact

November 16, 2022
By Timothy Cahill ‘16 M.A.R. As a 16-year-old Yale College freshman, Paul Minus ’55 B.A., ’58 M.Div., ’62 Ph.D. was summoned to religious service. Minus was in his dormitory...
November 9, 2022
More than 300 alums, friends, and campus community members congregated on the Quad for Convocation and Reunions Oct. 12-15—the first in-person enactment of the annual...
October 18, 2022
October 17, 2022 Yale Divinity School on Friday launched a fundraising campaign aimed at strengthening support for students, academic programs, justice work, and construction...
September 29, 2022
A new scholarship named in honor of retired professor Peter Hawkins will support YDS students interested in studying religion and literature. The scholarship is funded by a...
August 31, 2022
New students, new faculty and staff members, and the beginning of Yale Divinity School’s new century—with a keynote address by Yale President Peter Salovey to mark the moment...
August 23, 2022
By Pressley Peters Buoyed by a 10 percent increase in donors, YDS raised the largest amount ever for the Annual Fund in the 2021-22 fiscal year. Generous support by alums...
May 11, 2022
The YDS Dean’s Advisory Council, joined by Yale President Peter Salovey, members of the George and Carol Bauer family, and the design team for the School’s Living Village,...
May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022 YDS Dean Greg Sterling released the foillowing statement today to the Divinity School alums and the campus community. —— I write today about a major...
April 13, 2022
By Pressley Peters As the threat of climate change grows more urgent, Yale Divinity School is showing the world one way to confront it. Through the creation of a regenerative...
March 7, 2022
A pair of new scholarships honor two towering figures in the history of women at Yale Divinity School—Rena Karefa-Smart ’45 B.D., the first Black woman to graduate from YDS,...
February 11, 2022
By Leah Silvieus ’21 M.A.R. This winter, mother and son Jean Wood ’64 M.A.R. and Chris Wood ’90 B.A. pledged $250,000 to support 10 new annual social justice scholarships at...
January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022   Yale Divinity School Dean Greg Sterling announced today that fundraising success and endowment performance now make it possible for YDS to meet the full...
November 15, 2021
Following fundraising success and project approval by the Yale Corporation, Yale Divinity School is moving ahead with design and construction of its history-making Living...
October 1, 2021
By Lauren Yanks ‘19 M.Div. Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Marylouise Oates ‘73 M.Div. has spent her life breaking barriers and helping those in need. These values were planted...
September 22, 2021
A nearly 31 percent jump in gifts, including substantial new support for the Living Village. A significant increase in dollars given for the Annual Fund. Twelve new endowed...
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...
October 1, 2020
Clyde Tuggle ’88 M.Div. and his wife, Mary Streett, made a $1 million commitment to YDS to be used for the Divinity School’s area of greatest need. YDS plans to apply the...
October 1, 2020
Samuel W. Croll III ’75 M.A.R., and his wife, Ann, have made a $1 million commitment to the Living Village project. The Crolls’ gift brings the Divinity School closer to...
April 30, 2020
The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, a national hereditary society, has endowed a new scholarship at Yale Divinity School. With the gift of $67,000 and a $...
April 3, 2020
By Pressley Peters Jennifer Boger ’71 M.A.R. and John “Jack” Boger ’71 M.Div. share a lifelong interest in equality, social justice, and education. Despite the depth of their...
February 7, 2020
Editor’s Note: Dean Greg Sterling sent the following announcement to the YDS community today. ——– Dear Colleagues, I have exciting news. Thanks to the...
October 9, 2019
The Divinity School’s Office of Alumni Engagement and Development has made two key appointments. Barbara Palmer-Bostick is the new Senior Associate Director for Major Gifts,...
August 2, 2019
The YDS Annual Fund surpassed its goal of $650,000 in fiscal year 2018-2019, raising a record $658,483. Every dollar raised goes to student financial aid, and approximately...

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