Giving to Yale

Yale Legacy Partners

Join us in building the future of Yale.

Yale Legacy Partners was created to recognize and thank alumni, family, and friends who have made a bequest or planned gift to the university. By becoming a Yale Legacy Partner, you join the company of many who have helped to provide for generations of students and scholars to come. Most importantly, you will be making an invaluable contribution to securing the future for Yale.

Making a difference

Bequests and other planned gifts have a profound and lasting impact on scholarship, teaching, and research at Yale and are a continuing source of strength and support for the university.

Yale Legacy Partners have endowed faculty chairs and scholarships, expanded the resources of Yale’s great museums and libraries, helped to sustain innovative programs, created fellowships, and made possible a variety of facilities initiatives. You may choose a particular area of interest to support or allow your gift to fund key priorities determined by the university’s leadership.

However you choose to support the university, your membership in Yale Legacy Partners will serve as an inspiration to all who share your vision for Yale’s future.

Honoring your support

As a Yale Legacy Partner, you will be acknowledged in honor roll listings recognizing your support. You will also be invited to join your fellow members at special optional Yale Legacy Partners events.

Membership in Yale Legacy Partners

You are eligible for membership in Yale Legacy Partners if you have named Yale as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or trust
  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Life income or other planned gift (charitable gift annuity, pooled income fund, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or remainder interest in a personal residence)

If your bequest intention or planned gift information is not already included in our records, you will be asked to complete and sign a Member Profile indicating your wish to become a member of Yale Legacy Partners. Note that information regarding the amount, nature, or designation of the bequest or gift is not required.

To learn more

To learn more about becoming a Yale Legacy Partner, please contact:

Yale Office of Planned Giving
P.O. Box 2038
New Haven, CT 06521-2038

Phone: 203.432.7025 or 800.445.6086

Fax: 203.432.5685

E-mail: development.plannedgiving@yale.edu