Donor Stories

Edward Trach '58 MFA

Edward Trach '58 MFA

"Through my trust and IRA rollovers I was able to make generous gifts and save taxes at the same time. By contributing to the School of Drama, I support its mission to produce the artistic visionaries and creative leaders of tomorrow."
Medical student Leonard Edokpolo '12 M.D. examines a patient at HAVEN

Fund for HAVEN Free Clinic Advances Community Collaboration: John Allen Jones '58E, '59 M.S.

John Allen Jones is supporting the partnership between the Yale health community and New Haven. Through previously established gift annuities, John has created an endowed fund to support the HAVEN Free Clinic, a student run health center located in the Fairhaven Community Center.
Joan Kerelejza and Justin Hudak '12

Gift Links Scholars Across Generations: Joan Kerelejza

Joan Kerelejza honored her former professor by making gifts to Yale of real estate and distributions from her Individual Retirement Accounts to endow a scholarship fund. She never expected the inaugural scholarship recipient to share so many similar qualities of her teacher and friend.

Bunny Winter and Michael A. Doyle ’59, ’62 LL.B.

Inspired by the scholarships that made his Yale experience possible, Michael A. Doyle '59, '62 LL.B. and his wife, Bunny Winter, set up charitable remainder trusts to benefit both of their alma maters, Yale and Wellesley. Later, they also named Yale the trustee.