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Giving online is now easier than ever!  You can visit and choose Make a Gift. Please follow the instructions below. Your gift will make an immediate impact on that team.

  • You will be directed to Yale's online giving mechanism - Giving to Yale. This is the website which allows for online enrollment in athletic team associations as well as donations to Yale for other purposes.  

  • Follow the instructions to Make a Gift or Pledge Payment By Credit Card Now

  • You will then be asked to designate your gift type (i.e. New Gift)

  • Next you will be asked to designate what you would like your donation to Support. If you are making a donation for the purpose of joining an association or simply making a donation to a specific Sport, select "Specific Sport" - this will prompt a drop down menu for you to select the specific sport you would like to support.

  • Note: If your donation falls within the thresholds designated by your association, you will automatically be enrolled in the association. If your donation qualifies for parking or other benefits, you will be contacted by a member of the athletic association to specify these aspects of your membership.


If making your gift via credit card online, it is possible to maximize your generosity through monthly credit card deductions.  Rather than making a one-time gift to Yale Athletics, your credit card be charged once a month over the entire fiscal year while reaping the same tax deductible benefits.  Maximize your impact and efficiency!


Checks should be made payable to Yale University and should include the sport association you wish to have your contribution directed towards. Gifts or pledges can be made by calling (203) 432-1434 or mailing payment to:

Yale Athletic Association

P.O. Box 1844

New Haven, CT 06508-1844


Bequests have a profound and lasting impact on Yale Athletics and are a significant source of support for the University. The continuation and expansion of this tradition of remembrance will contribute to future financial strength and excellence.

For many alumni and friends, a bequest is a simple way to make a gift. A commitment made today can influence the future of Yale Athletics with no effect on your resources during your lifetime. Bequests can be in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other property. You may designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, a fixed percentage of your entire estate, or leave your residuary estate after you have provided for loved ones.


Your gift to any Yale Sport Association or any Athletics account can be credited to your reunion giving total, both individually and for your class.  Even a pledge up to 4 years in advance of a 5 –year reunion can be earmarked for support of your favorite team.

Click Here for Reunion Giving FAQ's


Patrons of American Express and other credit card companies have ways of donating their unused credit card rewards points to their favorite Yale Team.  For example, visit the website and choose the first YALE UNIVERSITY option from the GuideStar database.   (Yale’s contribution processing will be listed as the point person)  Notes will allow you designate the donation to your favorite team. There is a way to designate the donation and I did to: "Yale Swimming & Diving Association". 

Through AmEx, you can donate $10 for every 1000 points, and the delivery time until it reaches the organization is 4-8 weeks.  There is no service fee for this. 

Please contact your credit card company to learn more about their specific not-for-profit donation policies.