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The Yale School of Management is so grateful to every donor. Through the collective generosity of our alumni and friends, we are able to support today's students as they become leaders for business and society. 

Alumni Fund Donor Societies

SOM Dean’s Society

Members of the SOM Dean’s Society make a meaningful investment each year through their gifts of $1,000 or more to the Yale SOM Alumni Fund.  Your significant contribution has a direct and immediate impact on the school’s ability to advance its mission, achieve its strategic objectives, and drive innovation in management education. 

Business & Society Circle*$100,000 and above
Chairs Circle*$50,000 – $99,999
Partners Circle*$25,000 – $49,999
Investors Circle *$10,000 – $24,999
Innovators Circle$5,000 – $9,999
Fellows Circle$2,500 – $4,999
Stewards Circle$1,000 – $2,499
Associates Circle (Graduates of the last 4 years)$500 – $999

*Donors who give $10,000 or more to the Yale SOM Alumni Fund for scholarships may name a one-year scholarship after whomever they wish—themselves, a loved one, a classmate, or favorite faculty member— and will receive a profile of their student. Learn more

Sterling Fellows

Individual acts of generosity and vision remain at the heart of Yale. The university’s most loyal and generous benefactors are recognized as Sterling Fellows. Membership is conferred by a vote of the Yale Board of Trustees as a way to honor alumni, parents, and friends with lifetime giving $1 million or more. 

Beinecke Society: Planned Giving at Yale SOM

We invite you to join the Beinecke Society, an alliance of alumni, family, and friends who have included Yale SOM in their estate plans or made other planned gifts to the school. Donors who remember Yale SOM in this manner are supporting the aspirations of talented students and faculty from around the world. Offering you membership in the Beinecke Society is our way of thanking you for your foresight and generosity.  

Donor Funded Scholarships & Awards


Students apply to Yale SOM with plans to change the world. They know they’ll receive rigorous training, as well as access to vast resources and a network that can help turn their aspirations into reality. Scholarships are often the critical element that makes it possible for these students to pursue the path toward maximum impact. With your scholarship support, you help to defray the rising costs of tuition, and provide professional development and curriculum-related International Experience opportunities for tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders. View a list of Yale SOM’s donor-funded scholarships, and read messages from student recipients, here.


Alumni and friends of Yale SOM enrich our students’ learning experience in many ways—including by supporting experiential opportunities in the U.S. and globally. Awards enable students to directly apply classroom lessons to complex on-the-ground challenges. Read more about Yale SOM’s donor-funded awards, and the students they support, here.