Major Gifts

Major Gifts

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Philanthropy plays an enormous role in moving our patient care and clinical research endeavors forward. With support from our patients, families, and friends we can make significant progress at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

Gifts help in many ways: Patient programs are enhanced, clinical research to develop new therapies for the treatment of cancer is accomplished, recruitment and retention of the best and brightest care providers and scientists is possible, and the next generation of outstanding physician scientists is trained.

Among Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital’s top priorites are:

Research support

Gifts supporting research enable us to increase knowledge at the molecular and cellular level and provide resources for basic investigation and translational, clinical and population based cancer studies. In addition to traditional giving occasions, our Discovery Fund is designed to support high-risk, high-reward research opportunities and provides donors the ability to participate in the research project selection process.

Patient and Family Programs

Our patient programs can be supported to provide psychosocial assistance and educational assistance to help navigate treatment and empower our patients and families with the necessary knowledge to help them through their cancer treatment.

Scholarship and Training

Scholarship and training funds support the education of students, residents, and fellows at Yale School of Medicine, who would be unable to finance their studies without this crucial help. Your gift will support the best and the brightest and allow them to focus their careers where they can do the most good – without the burden of excessive debt.

Faculty Support

Yale Scholar endowments support outstanding junior faculty beginning their academic careers. Named professorships honor and support the work of established faculty members. Your gift will enable physicians and scientists at many sages and to advance the field of cancer research and treatment.


Patient care areas and research spaces all benefit from philanthropy directed to the construction, expansion and renovation of our physical footprint.


Endowment funds provide a permanent, secure annual income stream for designated programs and targeted research efforts.

Your partnership with Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital is of utmost importance and has a significant and lasting impact. Please contact the Offices of Development for futher information:
Alison Marcinek
Senior Development Officer
(203) 688-4394

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