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Alessandro Zulli ’26 PhD
October 20, 2020
When the SARS-CoV-2 virus caused a global pandemic, PhD candidate Alessandro Zulli began to apply his research in chemical engineering to tracking outbreaks of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. “I had already been focused on viral populations,” Alessandro says.
Darnell Battle JE ’21
October 19, 2020
“Ever since I was five, I aspired to go to Yale,” says Connecticut native Darnell Battle JE ’21. “I was so excited when I received my acceptance letter. Yale had always been my first choice for college.”
Yale Leads for Students
October 15, 2020
Each fall, the Yale Alumni Fund’s annual participation challenge is an opportunity for alumni to make a difference for today’s undergraduates. The 2020 participation challenge, Yale Leads for Students, runs from October 19 through October 23.
Aerial view of Yale's campus in the fall
October 1, 2020
Yale’s endowment earned a 6.8% investment return (net of fees) for the year ending June 30, 2020. The endowment value increased from $30.3 billion on June 30, 2019, to $31.2 billion on June 30, 2020.
Student pinning up artwork on a wall
September 23, 2020
A bequest intention from Regina Serniak Stewart will establish a permanent scholarship at the School of Art in memory of her husband, Jack Stewart ’51 BFA.
View through an archway on Yale's campus
September 22, 2020
With a gift from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, Kathryn and Andrew Davis P ’19 have established the Davis Family Access Fund to support First-Year Scholars at Yale (FSY). Since 2013, FSY has helped students from underresourced high schools navigate the transition to Yale.
Marla Grossman
July 6, 2020
Marla Grossman ’90 was confirmed as the new chair of the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors. Grossman, the former vice chair, is a longtime board member and executive committee member. As board chair, she will serve a two-year term ending June 30, 2022.
Detail of a laboratory
June 24, 2020
Yale University has been designated by The Hartwell Foundation as a Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research for 2020, earning this recognition for its strengths in child health research in alignment with the foundation’s philanthropic mission.
Sterling Hall of Medicine
June 19, 2020
The Ludwig Family Foundation has made a substantial gift to support Yale’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their gift will fund the laboratories of at least six scientists at the Yale School of Medicine working on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
New Haven Green
April 20, 2020
Food deliveries for homebound residents and frontline workers, laptops for schoolchildren’s remote learning, and emergency financial support for struggling New Haven residents — these are just a few of the initiatives supported by the Yale Community for New Haven Fund.
Students in a research laboratory
April 13, 2020
A generous $2 million gift from Jonathan Rothberg ’91 Ph.D. and his wife Bonnie E. Gould Rothberg, ’94 M.D., ’05 MPH, ’09 Ph.D., FACP will aid Yale’s clinical and research response to the coronavirus emergency.
Young Family 24-Hour Study Space
April 1, 2020
A four-generation Yale family has created an endowment for Yale University Library’s Center for Science and Social Science Information. The center, located in Kline Tower, will be renamed Marx Science and Social Science Library in honor of the Marx family’s support of Yale libraries.
Yale University campus
March 27, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 global health crisis, Yale is committed to supporting our students, researchers, and neighbors in New Haven. The university has created several funds to help meet the most pressing needs of our community and our nation during this challenging time. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends can help by contributing to these efforts. Gifts of all sizes are welcome, and your generosity will be put to use immediately.
Rendering of the Living Village at the Yale Divinity School
February 14, 2020
Yale Divinity School (YDS) has received a leadership gift from George and Carol Bauer to support construction of the Living Village, a sustainable residential complex, Gregory E. Sterling, Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean, has announced. The Bauers and their family are contributing $15 million, the largest single gift in the history of YDS and one of the largest gifts ever made to a divinity school.
Andrew Bellah JE ’22
December 11, 2019
While home in Texas over winter recess, Andrew Bellah JE ’22 was busy making plans for the summer before his sophomore year. After researching opportunities—and recalling his peers’ enthusiasm for Yale’s Domestic Summer Award (DSA) program—he accepted an internship in Washington, D.C., with UNICEF USA, the stateside organization supporting the mission of the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Yale School of Management, Evans Hall
December 5, 2019
A $100 million gift will fund The Broad Center at Yale SOM and enable the creation of a tuition-free master’s degree program for emerging education leaders, advanced leadership training for top school system executives, and an extensive research endeavor aimed at assembling the premier collection of data on public education leadership.
David Wu ’94 and President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.
December 4, 2019
“Philanthropy is very important to me and my family,” David Wu ’94 says. “Gwen and I realized we could have a direct impact on students with a permanent scholarship in Yale College.” Together, they created the David and Gwen Wu Scholarship Fund in 2011 and supplemented it with a gift in honor of his class’s twenty-fifth reunion in 2019.
December 2, 2019
After taking the course Sickness and Health in African American History, Jordan Perry MC ’21 was inspired to seek a summer internship with an organization championing the health and wellbeing of the African American community.
Shirshak Gautam GH ’23
November 26, 2019
Shirshak Gautam GH ’23 was a member of the Yale community long before he enrolled as a first-year student. He spent a portion of his childhood in New Haven, where his father did postdoctoral research at Yale, before his family moved to Arkansas.