Message from President Peter Salovey

Dear Yale Alumni,

On behalf of the entire university, I am thrilled to announce that four of Yale’s most distinguished alumni are serving as honorary chairs of the 2014 Yale Day of Service, this year being held on Saturday, May 10:

George H.W. Bush ’48
George W. Bush ’68
William Jefferson Clinton ’73 JD
Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 JD

Their commitment and leadership inspire all of us to action to change lives. I’m deeply grateful for their willingness to chair this signature Yale program, and I hope many Yale alumni will follow their example.

The entire Yale family shares a bond, regardless of degree, class year, or hometown: giving back to others in service is part of our culture and traditions. As alumni, we are called to share with our communities the gifts we received at Yale, wherever we reside around the world.

The annual Yale Day of Service highlights important work Yale alumni are engaged in as they give back in their home communities – not just on this day, but throughout the year. I invite all Yale alumni, families, and friends to come together to make a difference on Saturday, May 10.


Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.

Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology
Yale University