With a planned giving strategy tailored to your own personal and financial situation, you can put your assets to work for any part of Yale Law School you choose-while you and the Law School share in the benefits such as:

  • Leaving a meaningful legacy
  • Enduring a secure income stream for you and a loved one
  • Achieving savings on your income and estate taxes
  • Enjoying the peace of mind that comes with partnering with Yale’s sound financial management
  • Experiencing in the satisfaction of advancing the School’s mission of training lawyers for private practice, public service and academe


For information on planned gifts please review our brochure or contact Nancy Turner, Director of Planned Giving, at (203) 436-9633. You may also learn more about planned giving opportunities at Yale by visiting the University's Planned Giving website at http://www.yale.planyourlegacy.org/.

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Types of Planned Gifts

  • Make a bequest of cash, securities, or other property
  • Designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset,  or a fixed percentage of your estate for Yale Law School
  • Leave all or a portion of your residuary estate to Yale Law School after you have provided for your other beneficiaries

Founders Society

The Yale Law School Founders Society, established in 2001, honors an extraordinary group of alumni and friends who have made the Law School a beneficiary of a will or trust, life income gift, IRA or other retirement plan, or other planned gift.


  • Secure, predictable, fixed payments for you or a loved one
  •  Income tax savings 
  • Favorable reporting of capital gains


  • Secure income for you or a loved one
  • Individual management of your gift
  • Increased capacity to support Yale Law School
  • Name Yale law School as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA
  • Flexible, revocable  
  • Not restricted by age
  • You have control of your assets during your lifetime
  • You can minimize taxes