The Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition was founded in 1998 at Yale University. The Gilder Lehrman Center was the first institution in the world wholly devoted to scholarship, public education, and outreach about the global problem of slavery across all borders and all time. In a world that needs this work now more than ever, we invite you to join us in sustaining our mission to foster an improved academic and public understanding of the role of slavery, its destruction, and its legacies in the functioning of the modern world. 

To support the annual programming, outreach, and other key activities of the Gilder Lehrman Center, please contribute to the Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund by sending a check payable to Yale University to the address below with Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund and designation number 38393 in the memo line.

Yale University Office of Development Contribution Processing 
P.O. Box 2038
New Haven, CT 06521-2038 

Or go to For Humanity: The Yale Campaign

Select “Strategic Initiatives” and click on “Other” and then select “Continue.” Type in Gilder Lehrman Center Legacy Fund (designation number 38393) when asked to specify area of support. 

If you have any questions, please contact Gilder Lehrman Center Associate Director Michelle Zacks: michelle.zacks@yale.edu


Gilder Lehrman Center Activities

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS BOOK PRIZE
  • RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
  • SCHOLARY WORKING GROUPS & OCCASIONAL PUBLICATIONS
  • MODERN SLAVERY RESEARCH & PROGRAMMING
  • FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS: a major annual conference, panel discussions, book talks, brown bag lunch presentations
  • SLAVERY & ITS LEGACIES podcast series & other digital resources
  • EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH for secondary school teachers & students—national & international
  • PUBLIC HISTORY INSTITUTE
  • LEGACIES OF AMERICAN SLAVERYa four-year project to develop a national network of independent colleges, universities, and community partners, a Gilder Lehrman Center collaboration under the leadership of the Council of Independent Colleges, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University is directed by:
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor History at Yale
glc.yale.edu   |  gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu
203-432-3339