Donor Stories

Tarek Ziad DC ’20

Making Yale Possible—The Fred A. Simmons Family Scholarship

“It is very profound to know that someone who graduated years ago has helped to make Yale possible for me. I am so thankful to Dr. Simmons and his family for giving me this chance.”
Grant Esterling ’51, ’54 LL.B. and his wife, Toni

Devoted to Students

Grant Esterling’s charitable gift annuities provided income to him and his wife, Toni, in their retirement and contributed to his class reunion gifts.
Carlene Roberts Lawrence

Rising to New Heights

Airline pioneer Carlene Roberts Lawrence’s charitable annuities provided lifetime income to her and grew tenfold to fund an endowed scholarship.
Harold D. Bornstein, Jr. ’53 M.D. and his wife, Maureen

A Shared Love of Giving

Dr. Harold Bornstein and his wife Maureen have given to Yale through charitable gift annuities, a charitable remainder trust, and a bequest intention. Says Dr. Bornstein, “with these kind of benefits, you, too, can be a philanthropist.”
Bobby Gibbs ’10

Gifts That Go Further

“Every dollar helps, and it’s very important that young alums who are thinking about retirement take advantage of what Yale does to make these kinds of gifts go further.”
Dr. Stephen A. Cushner ’71 and Mary Schiavo

Why I Give

“It’s very easy to fall in love with Yale," say Steve Cushner. He has remained actively involved as an alumnus, especially through sports, and has supported athletics through charitable gift annuities and a charitable remainder trust.