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An Extraordinary and Unprecedented Gift from David Geffen

Yale University has announced a gift of $150 million from the David Geffen Foundation in support of the School of Drama.

This extraordinary and unprecedented gift ensures that from this day forward, in perpetuity, full-time students in degree and certificate programs will receive 100% tuition remission, beginning with the 2021–22 academic year. These programs are now, and always will be, “tuition free.”

In celebration of this gift, the largest in the history of the American theater, Yale School of Drama is now the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

About the Gift

About David Geffen

 

 

Our Mission

David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders in the practice of every theatrical discipline, making art to inspire joy, empathy, and understanding in the world.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Artistry

We expand knowledge to nurture creativity and imaginative expression embracing the complexity of the human spirit.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Belonging

We put people first, centering well-being, inclusion, and equity for theater makers and audiences through anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Collaboration

We build our collective work on a foundation of mutual respect, prizing the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Discovery

We wrestle with compelling issues of our time. Energized by curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor, we challenge ourselves to risk and learn from failure and vulnerability.

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