Skip to Main Content

Support Yale Geriatrics

Yale Geriatrics strives to improve the health of older adults by providing exceptional patient care, training future leaders and innovators in aging, and engaging in cutting-edge research. Our programs are enhanced by the generous philanthropic support of our donors. A gift of any amount is vital to our mission and goals.

To learn more about our work and opportunities to partner with us through charitable giving, please contact Laura Wyrick, Associate Director of Development, at or 203-436-8540

Here are some examples of how philanthropy can be used to help our tripartite mission:

Capital Giving

Since 1810, Yale School of Medicine has grown and prospered thanks to significant capital gifts from alumni, parents, patients, and friends. Capital gifts ensure a strong permanent endowment, help to build and restore campus facilities, and sustain a comprehensive range of academic and research programs. More than 77 percent of endowment growth has come from a combination of new gifts and their subsequent investment performance. Yale’s academic distinction and its institutional stability are a reflection of the generosity of its dedicated supporters.

What Are Capital Gifts?

Donors who choose to make capital gifts can direct their support toward a specific purpose that matches their personal interests with the needs and priorities of the school, department, or faculty member. Such purposes include professorships, scholarships and fellowships, and teaching and research. Capital gifts may also lead to recognition opportunities, which honor or memorialize a person of the donor’s choosing.

Capital gifts fall into the following categories:

Endowment Gifts

Gifts toward endowment are invested by the university, and the income from the gift is directed toward a purpose selected by the donor. Only the income from the principal is expended in accordance with the university’s spending rule, so that the gift continues in perpetuity, helping to safeguard Yale’s tradition of excellence against changing economic climates. Endowment opportunities include scholarships, professorships, lectureships and funds to support teaching and research.

Restricted Current Use Gifts

Restricted current use funds are directed toward a purpose designated by the donor, such as the purchase of new lab equipment, and research and education programs. The principal of a current use gift is depleted over a specified term.

Unrestricted Current Use Gifts

Gifts toward unrestricted current use support the day-to-day operations of the school, including buildings and grounds maintenance, student activities, general financial aid, teaching, and research.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts provide an opportunity for donors to structure long-term deferred gifts in ways that are beneficial both to the donor and to Yale.

How to Make a Gift

Online Giving


Checks should be made payable to Yale’s Department of Internal Medicine and sent to the following address:


Office of Development
Yale School of Medicine
Attn: Laura Wyrick
P.O. Box 7611
New Haven, CT 06519


Office of Development
Yale School of Medicine
Attn: Laura Wyrick
P.O. Box 7611
New Haven, CT 06519

Gifts of Marketable Securities

A gift of appreciated securities you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as a capital gain.

Planned Giving and Bequests

With a planned giving strategy tailored to your needs, you can put your assets to work for Yale, while you and the University share in the benefits.

  • IRA Rollover
  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Bequests

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your gift can have an even greater impact if your company has a matching gift program. In some cases, your spouse’s company may match your gift. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled. (Some companies also match gifts made by retirees.)