Giving to Yale


Many alumni, friends, and Yale College parents serve as volunteers on behalf of the university in a range of roles. Approximately 3,000 are active participants in Yale’s fundraising efforts and are a critical factor in their success.

Volunteers are involved with most aspects of giving to Yale, whether as annual giving volunteers, members of Reunion Gift Committees, parent volunteers, or serving on the advisory boards and committees of the professional schools. 

Yale Development Council

Consisting of committed alumni, parents, and friends of Yale from across the country and around the world, the Yale Development Council is an essential partner in the university’s fundraising initiatives. Read more

Annual Giving Volunteers

Alumni and parent volunteers are critical to the success of the Yale Alumni Fund, one of the oldest and most successful annual giving programs in the country. Read more

Reunion Gift Committees

Reunion volunteers play an invaluable role in encouraging classmates to contribute to the class's reunion gift and ensure the success of their reunion giving campaigns. Read more

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers are ambassadors of goodwill promoting a cause they believe worthwhile: the education and welfare of students at Yale. Read more

School and Unit Volunteers

Volunteers form the core of their respective school or unit development activities and provide an important conduit to the community for the school or unit leadership. Read more