Funding for Recent Grads and Young Alumni

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Recent Grads and Young Alumni: For 2019, there are funds available to help pay for Camp Yale Emeritus events that focus on you! This year, the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) and Camp Yale Emeritus will again help pay for events for newer Yale alumni, who are sometimes referred to as Bulldogs of the Last Decade (BOLD).

How much funding: YAA will provide up to $100 for each BOLD event in reimbursement of expenses. Actual funding may be based on the number of attendees. (Some of the funding is being provided by alumni as part of the Camp Yale Emeritus effort.)

Reimbursement requires documenting expenses that follow standard YAA guidelines as to receipts, etc. plus submitting to us at Camp Yale Emeritus at least one photo showing folks at the gathering having fun.

Funds are available for quite a few events, but still … it’s a pilot program so funds are limited. Let us know what you are planning early so we can confirm funding for your event.

Overview of eligible activities: To be eligible for reimbursement, an activity must (a) be hosted by a recent grad or young alum, (b) be focused on recent grads and young alumni, (c) be registered with YAA as a Camp Yale Emeritus event, and (d) submit the Request for Reimbursement Form along with at least one photo. Details below.

Activities do not have to be large – planning an event for a dozen or two is fine.

Like Feb Club Emeritus events, Camp Yale Emeritus events will be organized by individuals, groups of alumni, Yale Clubs and regional associations. A Yale Club or regional association can help arrange more than one eligible Camp Yale Emeritus event, or can help arrange several Camp Yale events only some of which might be eligible. That is, a Club could have a Camp Yale event geared towards young alumni and another geared to a different segment of its members (though only the events geared towards recent and BOLD alumni are eligible for funding).

YAA guidelines for receipts: Basically, alumni direct purchases of party supplies (such as burgers, buns, and beverages) can be reimbursed. Purchases of food and beverages from a restaurant also count. Legible photos of receipts (use your smart phone) are good enough, though originals, photocopies and scans are OK too. Most costs for smaller events are likely to be of this kind. However, costs of contractors such as venues or party planners or costs paid by such contractors must be pre-approved by YAA and must be paid directly by YAA.

Detailed Guidelines for Reimbursement

  1. Event hosts must be recent graduates of Yale College or Yale University (including members of the BOLD classes). For events held in conjunction with a local Yale Club, co-hosts may include an officer of the Club.
  2. The target audience for each event must be recent graduates and BOLD alumni.
  3. Before the event, an alum hosting the event MUST REGISTER the event online two weeks in advance at  
  4. After an event, the host must fill out and submit a Request for Reimbursement Form within 2 weeks of the event, in order to take advantage of the grant reimbursement of up to $100. The Form can be found at

Questions concerning funding or how to host can be directed to Ben Slotznick ’70: