Recognized YLS student organization may solicit gift funds from outside sources to benefit the organization.
Prior to soliciting funds, student organizations must submit their solicitation materials and a solicitation recipient list to the Office of Student Affairs and the Development office in this form.
Alumni: Soliciting financial support from alumni and other outside sources (such as law firms, foundations, and corporations) MUST be authorized by OSA and Development. Organizations must provide a statement describing the purpose of the solicitation and the names and affiliations of prospective donors, as well as exact copies of all proposed solicitation materials. OSA will refer these documents to Development for final approval. An organization may not contact prospective donors until it has received authorization in writing from OSA to do so.
For groups that are just starting the fundraising process, please get in touch with the Director of Students Affairs to discuss. OSA strongly encourages all student leadership to save these materials within their group's YaleConnect portal for future reference.
How to receive contributions:
For gift payments made by check:
Yale Law School Office of Student Affairs
PO Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520
- Yale Law School Office of Student Affairs
For gift payments made by credit card:
- Credit card gifts can be made online here, by selecting “other” from the “view other / give to multiple funds” option. The student group name should be entered into the “please specify what you would like to support” field.
For gift payments made through wire transfer:
- Please e-mail email@example.com for wire transfer information. Make sure the student group in the title of the transfer so that the University knows where the amount should go.
Reminder: Because recognized student groups are an entity of Yale University, all gifts made to a student group are actually made to the University. As such, gifts are subject to a 12% assessment fee. This is imposed by the University to cover accounting, tax reporting, and other stewardship costs. This is not a YLS charge.