Game On: Yale Leads the Way

Yale Leads the Way challenge

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.

Between November 17 and midnight on November 23, the Alumni Fund aims to secure 1,875 new gifts, a goal that commemorates the first contest between Yale and Harvard in 1875. Visit the online giving website to make your contribution to the challenge now.

“No one knows more about how extraordinary a place Yale is than its alumni. We are counting on them to show their true-blue pride and help us achieve this important goal to support today’s students,” says Jocelyn Kane, managing director of the Yale Alumni Fund.

The Yale College Alumni Fund provides immediate and flexible funds for Yale’s core priorities, such as financial aid, teaching and research, the arts, the sciences, and more. Gifts to the Alumni Fund also allow the university to develop new, innovative programs and meet needs as they emerge. Gifts of any size to the Yale Leads challenge will go toward these ongoing priorities and more.

Visit to learn about three remarkable students who have benefitted from generous donations to the Yale College Alumni Fund. Your giving to the challenge will continue to make an immediate impact on their lives and countless others, helping our students reach their highest potential at Yale—both on and off the field.

November 13, 2019