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Philanthropy is essential to sustaining the Department of Surgery’s commitment to our patients. By supporting Yale Surgery, you invest in our mission to provide world-class patient care, train the best and brightest surgeons of the future, and conduct cutting-edge research that translates to better health care for all. Your gift has the power to touch millions of lives today and impact the state of medicine tomorrow turning bold ideas into powerful new therapies and treatments for patients. Gifts of every size are meaningful and important to our ability to provide the best care for all our patients.

To learn more about our work and opportunities to partner with us through charitable giving, please contact Mindy Boyum, Senior Director of Development at or 203-436-8528.

How Philanthropy Helps Our Research, Education, and Clinical Care Missions:

Endowed Professorship

Endowed professorships are the highest honor Yale School of Medicine can bestow upon a faculty member who is distinguished as a leader in medicine. Funding from endowed professorships provide secure, flexible support for a distinguished faculty member’s research and scholarly activities. A professorship can be named for a donor or a loved one creating an enduring tribute to individual generosity.

Women in Surgery Lecture

Inaugural endowed lecture recognizing the importance of women in surgery and the depth and breadth of knowledge and skill set they bring to the surgical field.

Yale Surgical Society Global Scholar Fund

To support surgical residents with an interest in global health through placement opportunities in resource-limited regions of the world.


To support surgical fellows with the last part of their medical training.


The Department of Surgery is committed to improving patient outcomes. It is important that we continue our deep commitment to research where we continue to be a leader in surgical research.

How to Make a Gift


Checks should be made payable to: Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine
Mailed to: Office of Development at Yale School of Medicine
PO 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% 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.)