Leadership Annual Giving

Donors who give at the highest levels have a significant impact on the continued excellence of Yale SOM. Leadership donors provided more than 82% of the money raised for the Yale SOM Alumni Fund last year. In addition to providing crucial support for students, faculty, and programs, leadership gifts inspire giving from classmates and other donors. 

SOM Dean’s Society

Business and Society Circle $100,000 and above
Chair's 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
Associate's Circle (Graduates of the last 5 years) $500 – 999

Be a Leader: Name a Yale SOM Alumni Fund Scholarship              

While all Alumni Fund gifts advance the school’s top priorities, funding for scholarships is particularly important in helping the school remain competitive in attracting and supporting top students. With a gift of $10,000 or more to the Yale SOM Alumni Fund for scholarships, you can name a one-year merit-based scholarship.

Jackie Ball “I aspire to use my MBA skills to grow the success and market share of mission-driven, health-focused food companies. I knew Yale SOM would be the right place for me to pursue my MBA, particularly because of the school’s focus on business and society, and the opportunity to take nutrition-related courses across Yale. Throughout the MBA application process, my most pressing question was not “which school should I choose?” but rather “how will I pay for this?” Generous scholarship assistance has made it possible for me to be at Yale SOM today, and I often reflect on how fortunate I am to be here and to have this support.” – Jacqueline Ball ’19 
Andrew Mulherkar  “I arrived on campus with the conviction that business can be a force for positive environmental and social change. Yale SOM has proven itself to be a hub for ideas that expand the boundaries of what business can be. It is clear to me that Yale SOM catalyzes the careers of its students, and the opportunities I have encountered on campus are unparalleled. I am extraordinary grateful for the scholarship support, which has helped to make possible the joys I already have experienced here—and those yet to come, as I progress through the program.” – Andrew Mulherkar ’19
 “Having scholarship support made the difference between whether I could actually attend Yale SOM and the kinds of activities I’ve been able to engage in since being here. It’s made it possible for me to fully concentrate on being in school and exploring professional & developmental opportunities that I am interested in. It’s also removed some of the pressures that I felt around researching post-MBA careers given my interest in the education sector.” – Fona Osunloye ’16 
Ana Diaz Benitez  “As I was choosing which school to attend, I fell in love with the supportive environment that I found at Yale SOM and realized that I wanted to be part of this community. Since arriving at Yale SOM, I am thrilled about the exciting learning opportunities. The students are from all over the world and have very different backgrounds; the courses are challenging; and the extracurricular activities are extremely enriching. It was not an easy path to get here, and I am very grateful for the scholarship support that is helping to make this dream of mine come true.” – Ana Diaz Benitez ’19
Jeremy Ader  “While in medical school, I realized that in order to make a difference in improving health care on a systemic level, I needed to acquire a much wider skillset. I enthusiastically applied to Yale SOM as a joint degree student. My time at Yale SOM has been incredibly exciting and has left me eager to apply the lessons and approaches I have learned to real-world problems. I really cannot thank enough for the scholarship support provided to me, which has helped to make this possible.” – Jeremy Ader ’18
 “Scholarship support has been integral for my SOM enrollment and experience. Too often, especially when you hail from an underprivileged background, potentially talented graduate school candidates are deterred from pursuing professional schools. Yale’s generous scholarship has made a dream a reality by supplementing the vast cost for my education. Not only has it contributed to my educational costs, SOM’s scholarship has unlocked the opportunity to take advantage of endeavors complementary, and arguably quintessential, to the MBA experience.” – D’Andre Carr ’16