Our Donors & Their Gifts
Bunny Winter and Michael A. Doyle '59, '62 LL.B.
"Each of us has his or her own reasons for giving to Yale. Mine are fairly straightforward," says Michael A. Doyle '59, '62 LL.B. "My Yale education, enabled by scholarships, has added dimensions to my life I never would have known otherwise. I give to Yale now, so future generations will have the same opportunities I had."
Mike goes on to explain why he's chosen Yale's charitable trust program as a vehicle for his generosity. "At the suggestion of our advisors, my wife Bunny and I set up charitable remainder trusts, naming Yale and Wellesley College as ultimate beneficiaries. The trusts provide us with lifetime income and significant tax benefits. Although we managed the trusts ourselves for a number of years, we became keenly aware of the time, attention to detail, and added layer of watchfulness that came with that responsibility.
"We were pleased to learn that Yale could take over as trustee and oversee the administration of our trusts at minimal cost. We have great confidence in Yale's professional management: the investment performance has been consistently strong, with results that are also tax-efficient for us as income recipients. We derive much satisfaction from the fact that Yale, as trustee, has an interest that parallels ours—to increase the principal of the trust for us now, and eventually for Wellesley and Yale."