Legacy Society


Yale's Heritage Society honors our alumni, friends, and members of the community who have generously remembered Yale in their estate plans. If you would like to learn how you can leave a legacy at Yale, or have already remembered Yale in your plans, please contact us so that we may welcome you to the Heritage Society.

How to Join

The following types of commitments, confirmed in writing and subject to certain restrictions, qualify you for membership in the Legacy Society:

If you have already included Yale in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know by filling out the member profile form. Your willingness to be listed as a member of Legacy Society encourages others to follow your example. We acknowledge and respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to let us know of your plans on a confidential basis. If you have not yet included Yale in your plans and you would like to explore the best options for you and your family, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to provide a confidential forum to discuss your options without any obligation.

Benefits of Membership

In an effort to preserve your legacy for the purpose it is intended, we have chosen a few simple ways to recognize your commitment. Each new member will receive a certificate of appreciation and letter of thanks from the President of Yale, along with a handsome recognition gift that we hope you will treasure for years to come.

In addition to these small expressions of gratitude, we hope you will allow us to recognize you as a member of the Legacy Society in our annual donor recognition publication. Lastly, as a member of Legacy Society, you will receive timely information, tips, and ongoing professional Gift Planning services from the Office of Gift Planning.