Giving to Yale


Yale is immensely grateful for the support of alumni, parents, students, and friends who have helped to build and sustain the university during its more than 300 years of existence. The following societies recognize the university’s dedicated and generous donors.


The Sterling Fellows

The university’s most loyal and generous benefactors are recognized as Sterling Fellows. Membership is voted on by the Yale Corporation and is an honor bestowed on alumni, parents, and friends who have given $1 million or more during their lifetime. Read more

The Nathan Hale Associates

The Nathan Hale Associates program recognizes and thanks the many generous donors—alumni, parents, students, and friends—whose leadership annual gifts make possible the dynamic, diverse, and creative environment that defines the Yale experience. Read more

Yale Legacy Partners

Yale Legacy Partners is a society of alumni, family, and friends who have made a bequest or planned gift to the university. By becoming a Yale Legacy Partner, donors join the company of many who have helped to provide for generations of students and scholars to come. Read more