Planned Giving and Public Health

Planned giving makes it easy to leave a meaningful, lasting legacy at the Yale School of Public Health. You can:

  • Make a bequest of cash, securities, or other property.
  • Designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate for the School of Public Health.
  • Leave all or a portion of your residuary estate to YSPH after providing for your other beneficiaries.
  • Create a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, securing income for you and a loved one while finding income tax savings.
  • Name YSPH as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA.

Learn more about planned giving by contacting Cornelia Evans, CFRE, Sr. Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at (203) 436-8544. You can also visit Yale University’s planned giving website.

Gift annuities offer me the chance to add to my own and my wife’s financial security and, at the same time, make a commitment to provide financial assistance to generations of students. The fund, named in memory of my father, is called the Ralph Skolnik Summer Internship Fund and supports students at the Yale School of Public Health.

Richard Skolnik, '72 BA

Mary Palshaw

Mary Palshaw

“In 1972, few older adults attended graduate school, and the Yale School of Public Health Admissions Office was concerned whether, at age 37, I would be able to handle the curriculum. Following a brief trial, I was admitted with majors in environmental health and epidemiology. 

"Following graduation from the Yale School of Public Health, I was fortunate to obtain a position as epidemiologist for a large chemical company with the responsibility of monitoring worker health at the plants and research centers. My Yale education provided me with the knowledge and credibility I needed to have a successful career, for which I am most grateful. 

“To give back to the school for having so enriched my life, I have included bequests in my will for a scholarship fund for both chronic and infectious disease epidemiology students, a student internship fund, a faculty research fund, a student research fund, and a dean's research fund. I am very pleased and proud to be a member of Yale Legacy Partners, a society of alumni, family, and friends who have included Yale in their estate plans or made other planned gifts to the university. It is my intention to express my gratitude through my bequest and leave a meaningful and lasting legacy at the Yale School of Public Health.” —Mary Palshaw ’75 MPH