Many alumni and friends have chosen to support the YLS through the making of "planned gifts" that may include gifts of assets other than cash or securities; life income gifts whereby the donor transfers an asset and retains, or provides for another person or persons, an income for life; charitable lead trusts that may permit people to save on income, gift, and estate taxes; or bequests.

Even gifts of cash and marketable securities may be considered to be planned gifts. In fact, any time you stop to consider the timing or tax benefits of making a gift, you may be making a planned gift.

For information on planned gifts contact Nancy Turner, Director of Planned Giving, at (203) 436-9633. You may also learn more about planned giving opportunities at Yale by visiting the University's Planned Giving website at