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The Campaign for YSN: On Call For Humanity

Nurses in the YSN sim labIn fall 2021, Yale launched For Humanity, a fundraising campaign with a core mission to improve the world today and for future generations. The goal is to support knowledge that benefits humanity. Yale School of Nursing is proud to be part of this effort. Gifts to the school empower our students and faculty to tackle the world’s most urgent health problems. 

The world needs Yale nurses and midwives. Our students come from across the globe and all walks of life to receive a world-class professional education. With expertise and innovative approaches to healthcare, Yale nurses and midwives are leaders and advocates for their patients and communities. Their reach extends beyond the clinic into public service, research, and leadership across sectors.

Yale nurses and midwives have been answering the call for a century—2023-2024 marks the school’s centennial. Our history is the history and evolution of modern nursing, and our second century will shape nursing’s future.

We invite you to explore our giving opportunities and ways you can make a difference for Yale School of Nursing.

$50 Million Challenge: Double Your Donating Power

Dean Azita Emami“For a century, Yale School of Nursing has answered the call to create better health for all people. With this new opportunity to unlock unrestricted endowment for the school, you can expand the impact of your support. Together, this is our chance to answer the call for the future of nursing.”
—Dean Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, BSN, RNT, RN, FAAN

Help unlock $50 million for Yale School of Nursing. When you make an endowed gift to any area of YSN, the university will make an equal and unrestricted contribution to YSN’s general endowment. Imagine what a combined $100 million from donors and the university can do for Yale nurses and midwives, now and for decades to come!

Your gift can establish permanent scholarships for Yale’s rising generation of advanced practice nurses and midwives. You can underwrite funding for critical equipment or innovation in the classroom. Or you can help recruit the outstanding faculty who are a hallmark of Yale’s nursing education—all while doubling your impact.

For more information about participating in the $50 Million Challenge, please contact:
Gail McCulloch, Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs
Phone: 203-785-7920

Funding Priorities

Double your giving power when you donate to an endowed fund at YSN through the Yale Challenge.


Reducing student debt is key to attracting the best to YSN and encouraging their aspirations. Donors can support students through annual giving and endowed funds. Click here to learn more about our scholarship opportunities.


An endowed chair helps Yale School of Nursing recruit and retain faculty who are recognized intellectual leaders, who in turn inspire the best and brightest students.

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For more information, please contact Gail McCulloch, Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs 
Phone: 203-785-7920 


Naming Opportunities

There are many opportunities to recognize endowed gifts, from our new Learning Studio to our state-of-the-art Simulation Laboratory to an investment to name our new Student Welcome Center. Click here to learn more about our naming opportunities.

Core Needs

Dean’s Annual Fund and Annual Scholarship Funds: YSN relies on annual giving to fund financial aid, maintain need-blind admissions, support student life, and conduct a host of international teaching and research activities. It allows the dean to respond to unforeseen needs and opportunities. Click here to learn how you can make an impact through annual giving.

Planned Giving: Did you know that you can create a meaningful legacy through planned giving? With a planned giving option for everyone, you can reach your philanthropic goals while taking advantage of methods that offer financial and tax benefits. Click here for more information on planned giving, such as how to create a stream of income for retirement or provide for a loved one.

Next Century Fund: The Next Century Fund is our community’s commitment to reducing student debt. With a collective effort from alumni and donors, this fund will provide financial support for the next generation of Yale nurses and midwives as they become leaders and advocates for their patients and communities. Celebrate 100 years of YSN with a gift to support our students as they prepare to live YSN’s mission of better health for all and shape the field of nursing. Click here to make your gift to the Next Century Fund.

Gift Guide

For a comprehensive list of For Humanity funding opportunities at YSN, please click here to explore our Gift Guide.