“Yale provided a great education in a supportive setting; it gave us our start. Giving back to Yale just feels right.”
“Yale is a special place to us both personally and professionally, and our time at Yale has been a signiﬁcant influence in our lives.”
Yale gave Barry Bardo a chance to blaze his own path by studying the history of science, a major that did not yet exist, which helped Barry pursue a successful career. The Bardos' bequest will create an endowment to support that same major.
"I want my gifts to send a message to students and faculty that the work they do is important," says Jim Goetz, who made a bequest at his fortieth reunion. "What better way to pay back YLS for what it has given to me?"
"Yale opened so many doors for me. I want to hold those doors open for the next generation," says nursing pioneer Mary Lee Mantz. Her charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trust will grow the School of Nursing's financial aid endowment.
Joshua Narcisse is one of the many students to benefit from the nineteenth-century bequest of Mary Goodman. Thanks to the Yale Endowment, Goodman’s bequest has grown to more than $180,000.