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The world is a better place because Yale-China is in it.

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Ferguson (middle) with former fellows Katherine Sandweiss (left) and Mary Gwen Wheeler (right) at their production of  Arsenic and Old Lace  in 1981 with students from New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Douglas Ferguson (middle) with former fellows Katherine Sandweiss (left) and Mary Gwen Wheeler (right) at their production of Arsenic and Old Lace in 1981 with students from New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

3 Reasons to Give to Yale-China

Why I Give

Yale-China has been a part of my annual donation program for over 30 years.  Why? I know of no other place where my contribution makes such a meaningful difference to the organization, where the cause–improving understanding between Chinese and American people–is increasingly vital, and where my gift allows me to give back to an organization which profoundly shaped the course of my life.  The world is a better place because Yale-China is in it.  In my small way, I help keep the cause alive. 

Douglas Ferguson
Former Yale-China Fellow and Vice Chair of the Board

Why Give Now?

Bringing American and Chinese people together is Yale-China’s Mission—and has never been more crucial. Every day we demonstrate that the negative headlines, pessimism and xenophobia of our times are not the full story. Our fellowships, programs and Sino-American collaborations are an exuberant counter-story that inspires Chinese and Americans people to serve, discover, learn from each other, forge new friendships, solve health challenges and overturn stereotypes. You help us to keep this positive story going.

David Youtz
President, Yale-China Association

Gloria and Tao Tai Hsia at their home in Washington. Tao Tai holds a photo of Bachelor Harry Rudin in 1921.

Gloria and Tao Tai Hsia at their home in Washington. Tao Tai holds a photo of Bachelor Harry Rudin in 1921.

Inspired to Give

My gift is in honor of Professor Harry Rudin, someone who meant so much to me! Because I know that Yale-in-China meant so much to him. Professor Rudin was a very broad minded, kind person. He really wanted to do good work and to help the Chinese. And the fact that he took me in as his secretary–I cannot thank him enough for his kindness. I just want people to know. And I miss him so much!   

Gloria Hsia
Friend of Harry Rudin and longtime Library of Congress senior staff member