$100 Million for Yale SOM

The gift will develop leaders at public schools.

THE YALE SCHOOL of Management in New Haven, Connecticut, has received a landmark US$100 million gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to develop teaching and research programs devoted to strengthening the leadership of America’s public school systems. The gift will fund the Broad Center at Yale SOM and enable the creation of a tuition-free master’s degree program for emerging education leaders and advanced leadership training for school executives. It will also support an extensive research endeavor focused on how skilled management practices can improve the performance of public school districts.

The new Yale SOM center will offer a one-year master’s degree in education management for early-career leaders, as well as an advanced executive training program for senior district leaders. The gift from The Broad Foundation will enable the school to create new faculty positions for leaders in social science research related to education and to build out a research infrastructure to benefit other scholars in the field.