Parents Annual Fund

“Yale offers a truly outstanding undergraduate experience, with limitless academic and extracurricular opportunities.  Gifts to the Parents Annual Fund have a direct impact on our children, enabling them to harness Yale’s abundant resources to prepare for their future.”
—Nancy Marx Better and Jamie Better P ’15, P ’17, P ’19, Chairs, Parents Annual Fund

The Parents Annual Fund provides current use resources for undergraduate life, financial aid, and unrestricted gifts to Yale College. During the 2017–18 academic year 1,625 Yale parents made contributions to sustain the university’s unmatched undergraduate experience. Make your gift now or keep reading to learn more.

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts provide funds for the university’s most vital ongoing undergraduate programs and allow Yale the flexibility to support new ideas as they emerge.

Undergraduate Life

Gifts to undergraduate life strengthen initiatives throughout the residential colleges, as well as a broad array of co-curricular programs that benefit the entire Yale College student population.

Your gift supports pre-orientation programs and activities such as Cultural Connections and First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trips (FOOT), mentorship resources including the First-Year Counselors, and community groups ranging from student-led organizations to the Yale College cultural centers, student arts activities, and more.

Financial Aid

Yale is committed to need-blind admissions for undergraduates, backed by a promise to meet the full demonstrated need of admitted students. Gifts to financial aid sustain these essential policies.

Your gift helps the university provide scholarships to the over 50 percent of undergraduate students who qualify for need-based aid and enables every student receiving term-time financial aid to spend one summer learning or working abroad.