Parents Annual Fund

“The challenges students now face cannot be under­stated. Contributions to the Parents Annual Fund enable students to continue their edu­cation, explore new areas of interest, and connect with their peers in a safe and enriching environ­ment. Your generosity is critical to these efforts and will help Yale preserve its commitment to excellence and accessibility while addressing the most urgent needs of students.”

—Bonnie and Ira Siegel P ’15, P ’23, Chairs, Parents Annual Fund

Annual gifts provide immediate and flexible funding to support all aspects of student life at Yale. This support has never been more urgent. Your generosity enables Yale College Dean Marvin Chun and his team to respond swiftly and strategically to challenges that arise from the pandemic. Your gift can be designated to one of three areas. Make your gift to the Parents Annual Fund now or keep reading to learn more.


Every unrestricted dollar given to the Parents Fund this year supports efforts that uphold student life and learning at Yale. These contributions provide resources like the Yale College Safety Net, a hub where students facing unexpected financial hardship can request funding, and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, which has been instrumental in supporting online instruction.

Financial Aid

Yale College is committed to admitting all qualified applicants regardless of their circumstances. A gift of $10,000 or more offers parents the opportunity to name a current-year Nathan Hale Associates scholarship for a qualified student.

Undergraduate Life

As students navigate new living and learning arrangements, community-building resources like residential college activities and the Yale cultural centers will continue to help students bond with their peers and thrive. Gifts to undergraduate life also help to fund a myriad of co-curricular programs that benefit the entire student population.