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Donors and Friends

John Lindner


Dear donors and friends,

In an increasingly globalized world, the training of women and men in progressive religious leadership has never been more challenging. As Yale Divinity School continues its strong teaching traditions in the 21st century, the School relies heavily on the moral and financial support of friends and alumni. To better serve and support our students, the Divinity School, along with its partner Berkeley Divinity School, is pleased to have launched a $38 million capital campaign within the context of a larger Yale Tomorrow capital campaign.

As the campaign title, Divinity Tomorrow, suggests, gifts to the campaign will help the Divinity school to "fast forward" to tomorrow with strengthened capacities to serve. All gifts to Yale Divinity School and its partner Berkeley Divinity School—annual gifts, endowment gifts, capital gifts and planned gifts—count toward the Divinity School's capital campaign goal of $38 million.

With $31 million raised toward a goal of $38 million, the campaign has already helped make great strides toward providing higher levels of financial aid for students. As a result of gifts already received, scholarship aid for students as a percentage of tuition revenue has increased from 57% to 82%.
The final year of the campaign will focus on five special areas of need that will further benefit students.”

  • Joint degree program in Religion and Environmental Stewardship
  • Educational Leadership and Ministry program (ELM)
  • Global Education and Partnerships
  • Roman Catholic Student Scholarships
  • Experiential Learning programs

Whether you make a gift to the YDS Annual Fund or create an endowed scholarship, you are contributing to the support of our students. All gifts large and small are appreciated!
Become a partner with Yale Divinity School as we prepare leadership for church and world by making a generous gift of encouragement and support that benefits students.

Click here to make an online gift to the Annual Fund—100% of the Annual Fund provides financial aid for students. Also, please consider making a Gift of a Lifetime with a life income gift or bequest. Or look at Ways to Give to YDS for information about other gift opportunities.

On behalf of our students and faculty, thank you for your interest and support.

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John B. Lindner
Director, Department of External Relations
(203) 432-5363