News

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.
Yale Alumni Fund honors volunteers
November 22, 2019
On November 22, six outstanding Yale Alumni Fund volunteers were presented with Chairman’s Awards during the combined Yale Alumni Association Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation. The awards annually recognize volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication in their work on behalf of the fund.
Wanjiku Mwangi SY ’22
November 14, 2019
During her first year at Yale, Wanjiku Mwangi SY ’22 took a political science class on Africa. Born and raised in Kenya, Wanjiku was intrigued by the course material.
Fans at the Yale Bowl
November 13, 2019
On Saturday, November 23, Yalies everywhere will gather to cheer on the Bulldogs as they face Harvard in one of the most storied rivalries in college sports. Attending or watching The Game is a tradition for generations of Yale alumni near and far. And once again, the Yale College Alumni Fund will build on this excitement through the Yale Leads the Way challenge, rallying the support of alumni to sustain the university’s leadership in student excellence, accessibility, innovation, and opportunity.
Yale Science Building dedication ribbon cutting
October 25, 2019
On October 24th, members of the Yale community gathered to celebrate the university’s newest addition—the Yale Science Building.
September 26, 2019
Adam R. Rose ’81 endows fund to support the Yale Jazz Ensemble
Ben Myers, newly hired as the director of research cores under the Provost’s Office, and Janie Merkel, director of research cores within the School of Medicine.
September 24, 2019
“Core facilities play a critical role for innovation and interdisciplinary science across the university and are a key component in supporting research and education.” —Peter Schiffer