Sam and Ann Croll make $1 million gift to support development of Living Village

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 realizing its vision for a first-of-its-kind student residential complex meeting the standards of the Living Building Challenge. As co-chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Sam has focused on sustainability efforts at YDS and advocated for innovation in the return of student residences to campus.

“The Crolls have been instrumental in the development of the Living Village and will now be keys to its reality,” Dean Greg Sterling said. “Sam has made multiple trips to sites from Massachusetts to Washington as we have planned the Village …

“During the past decade, Yale University has signaled its commitment to sustainability with such programs as the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 and the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum,” Croll said. “The Living Village at YDS, designed to meet the rigorous standards set by the Living Building Challenge, will serve as a distinct acknowledgment of that commitment.”

October 1, 2020