Parents Annual Fund

“As parents of a ’15 and a ’23, we have seen firsthand the transformative power of a Yale education. Gifts to the Parents Annual Fund directly support and sustain the academic and extra-curricular initiatives that make student life at Yale so special. Every gift matters.”
—Bonnie and Ira Siegel P ’15, P ’23, 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 2018–19 academic year 1,665 Yale parents made contributions totaling $4.4 million to sustain and enhance the university’s unmatched undergraduate experience. Make your gift now or keep reading to learn more.


Unrestricted gifts provide funds for the most vital undergraduate programs, allowing Dean Marvin Chun the flexibility to develop and implement new ideas as they emerge.

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.