Annual Fund

Where can I direct my support at the YSE Annual Fund?
  • Dean’s Priorities: Support Dean Burke's highest priorities
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Support diversity and inclusion efforts at the School
  • The Forest School: Support projects at the The Forest School
  • Unrestricted: Support a variety of initiatives around YSE
  • Financial Aid: Support financial aid for current YSE students
Why support the YSE Annual Fund?
  • All gifts to the YSE Annual Fund directly support YSE. When you give to the YSE Annual Fund, you’re supporting the students and faculty that make this School the best forestry and environmental studies school in the country.
  • Many endowed funds are tailored to specific needs, and aren’t able to address all of the needs of the School as they arise. This is why the flexible, unrestricted funds provided by gifts to the YSE Annual Fund are so important.
  • Just as alumni helped fund your time at Yale, you can now take pride in knowing your generosity is helping the next generation of environmental leaders.

Become a consistent giver today!

The Great Mountain Society, established in 2013 as a pilot program recognizing YSE’s youngest alumni, now welcomes consistent givers from all classes. Make a gift of any size, five years in a row, and you become a member automatically. To maintain your membership, simply renew your gift each year. There’s never been a better time to become a consistent supporter of YSE!


of students depend on
financial aid to attend YSE


Raised for the YSE Annual
Fund in 2019-20


of YSE alumni made gifts to
the Annual Fund last year

Recognition for Annual Giving

  • Othniel C. Marsh Fellows              $5,000above
  • Sand County Society                   $1,000$4,999 ($500+ for last ten classes)
  • Great Mountain Society               Consistent annual giving