Parents Annual Fund

“As parents of a ’15 and a ’23, we have seen firsthand the transformative power of a Yale education. While the COVID-19 crisis has interrupted life at Yale in unexpected ways, it has also underscored the generosity and cohesiveness of parents and the greater Yale community. During this time of crisis please be assured that your Parents Fund gift is going to critical and essential areas to keep the Yale student community together and connected. Each and every gift matters.”

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

Supporting Our Students

Yale College responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is changing our way of thinking with everyone focusing on the people and communities closest to them. Dean Chun and his team are making decisions based on three principles: public safety; equity; and minimization of disruptions to the Yale College experience. Every unrestricted Parents Fund contribution this year will go toward responding to the crisis and providing Dean Chun with the maximum flexibility to address needs as they arise.

The dean’s office provided 1,300 students with tickets home when Yale closed and sent 2,500 packages with essential items that students had left in their rooms. There are ongoing expenses for the well-being of the 175 students who needed to remain on campus. In addition to student support, the university is providing 300 beds for local healthcare workers.

At this difficult time for Yale and the world, your participation in the Parents Fund is even more important! Make your gift to the Parents Annual Fund now and read on to learn more.

Financial Aid

Gifts to financial aid help the college maintain its generous commitment to admit all applicants, domestic and international, regardless of their financial circumstances. A gift of $10,000 or more offers the opportunity to name a current-year Nathan Hale Associates scholarship for a qualified student.

Undergraduate Life

Gifts to undergraduate life support initiatives throughout the residential colleges, as well as co-curricular programs that benefit the entire undergraduate population. Some examples include training for first-year counselors (FROCOS), the Yale cultural centers, and student arts activities.