SOM Alumni Fund Update: Thank You!

July 11th, 2016

Dear Friends,

You did it! While some gifts are still being tallied because of the groundswell of support from all of you, it’s now clear that you not only met, but exceeded, the Yale SOM Alumni Fund goals for this year. On behalf of Dean Ted Snyder and all of my colleagues at the school, thank you so much for rising to the challenge and making such generous gifts to the Alumni Fund. We surpassed last year’s participation milestone, reaching the highest percent participation in 30 years, and set an all-time record for number of alumni donors. Moreover, because the dollar goal was exceeded, it appears to have covered the school’s projected deficit by providing critical funding for scholarships and other key initiatives and innovations. This marks the 8th straight year that we have been able to balance the school’s budget, and that wouldn’t have happened without your collective support.

A formal announcement will be coming, but I couldn’t wait to share this exciting news with you. Yale SOM has an incredible community – thank you for being part of it!

With much appreciation and best wishes for a great summer – you’ve definitely helped make ours a lot better!


Joel A. Getz, Senior Associate Dean,
Development and Alumni Relations
Yale School of Management