Yale School of Management

Reunion Giving

Reunions are a time to come back to Yale SOM and reconnect with your classmates, to consider how SOM has positively influenced your life, and to pay it forward to the next generation of SOMers. Your class’s reunion gift campaign is a peer-to-peer fundraising effort led by volunteers to inspire classmates to make stretch commitments in celebration of your reunion.

Make Your Reunion Gift

Due to the work of our amazing Reunion Giving volunteers and the generosity of reunion year alumni, last year…

  • *Overall, reunion classes made 996 gifts & pledges to Yale SOM raising over $7.2 million in support of the school
  • *The 8 reunion classes gave 27.6% of the total raised to the Yale SOM Alumni Fund with an average of 58.9% participation
  • *4 of the reunion classes set new Alumni Fund participation records with the highest at 93.1%
  • *365 classmates from reunion years made their largest gift & pledge to-date 

Reunion Gift Campaign Volunteers

Alumni volunteers are invaluable to Yale SOM, generously contributing their time and treasure to help drive the school’s mission forward. Last year, almost 80 volunteers stepped forward to lead by example and help SOM to keep producing tomorrow’s leaders for business and society.

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Michele Kang ‘89 set a 
giving challenge for
her class’s 30th reunion.

“At the end of the day, what makes a difference to a school are the alumni. We have to do our share. If we’re not successful and visible, and ‘out there’, the school isn’t going to go anywhere. I’m very grateful that more than half our classmates participated. Alumni participation is so important, more so than just the amount raised." --Y. Michele Kang ’89 

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George Wyper ‘84 served
as co-chair of his class’s
35th reunion gift committee.

"It’s important to give back to SOM, so many of us had such wonderful experiences here. My classmates came through in a way that we couldn’t have forecast. Everybody rolled up their sleeves."--George Wyper '84