How Your Giving Helps

Financial Aid

Currently 90% of all students enrolled in Yale Divinity School receive some form of financial aid.  The top financial priority is to increase the amount of aid available to students. 

Endowed Scholarship Funds


Named Endowed Scholarship Fund

At the Divinity School at donor may establish an endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $50,000 paid over 5 years.


Full Tuition Named Endowed Scholarship Fund

Income will cover full tuition for one student for one year.


Comprehensive Named Endowed Scholarship Fund

Income will cover full tuition, books, fees and living expenses for one student for one year.

Annual Fund

All gifts to the Yale Divinity School Annual Fund will be used for direct financial aid for all students.  Gifts of any amount are welcomed.  Support of $250 and above will be recognized in the following leadership giving circles:

Nathan Hale Associates $10,000-above
Marquand Society $5,000-$9,999
Edwards Circle $2,500-$4,999
Beecher Benefactors $1000-$2,499
Stuart Associates $250-$499

To make a gift please click here

Berkeley Divinity School Annual Fund

Gifts to the Berkeley Divinity School Annual Fund are used to support the work of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.  For more information please click

Endowed Programmatic Funds

In order to increase excellence, the Divinity School has other giving opportunities such as for new faculty positions to lectureships for visiting professionals.   To discuss your interest, please contact:

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

Development and Alumni/ae Officer, Andover Newton Seminary at YDS, Lecturer in Homiletics

Barb Bostick

Senior Associate Director of Major Gifts
+1 (203) 4328127

Michael Collins

Director of Major Gifts at Berkeley Divinity School
(203) 432-8781

Kira Wishart

Senior Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-9312

Diana Empsall

Development Coordinator
+1 (203) 432-5466
Michell Gall

Michelle Gall

Senior Administrative Assistant
(203) 432-4791

Emily Reid

Program Coordinator
(203) 432-5359


Alumni Engagement and Development