YDS Annual Fund

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What do gifts to the Yale Divinity School Annual Fund support?

Every gift to Yale Divinity School’s Annual Fund is used to support YDS’s most valuable asset—our students.

Why participate in annual giving to the Annual Fund?

  • YDS adheres to a policy of need-blind admission decisions and is committed to upholding this practice and supporting the best and the brightest without consideration of their financial means.
  • Over 90% of YDS students receive some level of financial aid and could not attend YDS without this support.
  • One-hundred percent (100%) of every gift received for the Annual Fund is directed to financial aid for YDS students.
  • Just as alumni gifts may have helped fund your time at Yale, you can now take pride in knowing your generosity is helping those who are here now.
Yale Divinity School
Recognition Levels for Leadership Annual Giving
Nathan Hale Associates $10,000-above
Marquand Society $5,000-$9,999
Edwards Circle  $2,500-$4,999
Beecher Benefactors $1,000-$2,499
Bushnell Sponsors $500-$999
Stuart Associates $250-$499


Alumni Engagement and Development