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Founders Pledge

at Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health

Imagine. Think big. Make your mark. Fuel health innovation.

You already think big.
Join our community of entrepreneurs and make your mark even bigger.

You’re interested in impact that’s transformational—not just in your business ventures, but also in medical and health outcomes on a global scale.

Set an intention now for your future philanthropy.

Founders Pledge at Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health empowers you to make plans to amplify your success once your venture has grown and performed. Our community of entrepreneurial members makes a pledge when their ventures are in the early stages, to express their intention to make a future gift to Yale.

A pledge is simple.

It reflects your general intent to support Yale School of Medicine or Yale School of Public Health through a gift once your company succeeds, at which time you’ll have the flexibility to decide which of our initiatives best reflect your values and interests.

Become a member.

Join other like-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference and driving meaningful change. Your membership in our Founders Pledge group will connect you to:

  • A global network of highly motivated entrepreneurs and business leaders who are similarly committed to giving back to Yale to transform the future of medicine, science, and health.
  • Enhanced visibility via our Meet the Members page and other Yale communication platforms.
  • Opportunities to learn from and engage with Yale’s world-class leaders and faculty.

Entrepreneurs thrive on the power of informal networks, and it has been my experience that Yale alumni are inclined to help one another. Founders Pledge works to foster these connections and promote the notion of co-investing with Yale philanthropically.

Michael Singer, YC '95, PhD '00, MD '02, Co-founder, Chair, Chief Strategy Officer, Cartesian Therapeutics

I chose to join the Founders Pledge to learn from an inspiring network of founders and to give back to Yale and future students.

Kayla Wooley, MPH '21, CEO, StaffOnTap

My time at Yale was foundational to my career as an entrepreneur. The Founders Pledge is a great way to give back and support the next generation of innovators.

Mitesh Rao, MHS '09, MD, Founder & CEO, OMNY Health