Students enroll in the School of Public Health to improve the health of communities, not to enter lucrative careers. Their ability to live out their high ideals is directly related to our ability to provide financial aid. Financial aid endowments help reduce our students’ debt burden and clears the way for their important work tomorrow. Almost half our students borrow to fund their study at YSPH, and graduates who borrow average more than $60,000 in debt over the course of their program.
Public health is a “real world” discipline. To gain exposure to fieldwork, students complete a required 10- to 12-week summer internship. Although this is a full-time commitment, precluding other employment, nearly half of the participants receive no funding to finance their travel and living expenses. New endowment support can open learning opportunities for students around the world.
Successful institutions respond quickly to emerging needs and opportunities. Endowed resource funds support this kind of flexibility by providing startup money for faculty initiatives. Such funding allows researchers to ask, “What’s important?” rather than simply “What’s fundable?” and supports an array of programs, including global initiatives, disease prevention, and environmental health.
More than 53% of our students rely on a grant or scholarship from YSPH to fund their studies. Contributions by alumni and others to the YSPH Alumni Fund relieve students of accumulated debt, inspiring them to work in communities around the world where they are needed most. Every dollar donated to the Fund makes a difference. Please make it possible for Yale School of Public Health students to pursue their academic aspirations by supporting financial aid through the Alumni Fund. Make a gift to the Alumni Fund. To learn more about the Fund please contact Katherine Ingram at (203) 436-8562.
Endowed Gift Opportunities
The Yale endowment supports our faculty, provides financial aid for students and sustains a myriad of programs and activities. Minimum funding requirements for endowed funds vary depending on the nature of the gift opportunity. For example, currently donors may support financial aid for students in the School of Public Health by creating an endowed fund with a minimum gift of $50,000. A named faculty fellowship for non-tenured School of Public Health faculty may be endowed with a gift of $1,500,000, a professorship with $3,000,000, or a dean's or director's position with a gift of $5,000,000. See the Yale Giving site for examples of other giving opportunities.
With a planned giving strategy, you can put your assets to work for the Yale School of Public Health—while you and the School share in the benefits. To find out more about bequests, gifts of appreciated stock or real estate, and annuity options, please visit the Office of Planned Giving.
To donate online, please visit the Yale Giving website.
Checks should be made payable to "Yale University" and mailed to:
Yale School of Public Health
P.O. Box 7611
New Haven, CT 06519-0611
For phone payments via Visa, Mastercard or American Express, please call (800) 395-7646 or (203) 432-5436.
For further information, contact Cornelia Evans, Senior Director for Development and Alumni Affairs at (203) 436-8544.