Lainie Lipsher

Associate Director, Parent Giving, Yale Development Office

This year will be my 27th as the Associate Director of Parents Giving in the Yale Development Office. I work with a wonderful team of giving officers who raise unrestricted and designated gifts for the University from non-legacy parents. For many years I have been a freshman faculty advisor to Branford students. This special opportunity allows me to get to know many Yale undergraduates and hopefully help them assimilate in the Yale community.

In the summer I am an avid swimmer and in the winter, go regularly to the Payne Whitney Gym. I love sports and attend many, many Yale athletic events during the year, including football, hockey, lacrosse and baseball. My husband, Larry, ‘62BR, is also a Branford Fellow. We both try to come to as many fellows’ meetings during the year as possible. Our son, Drew, graduated from Yale in 1988 and followed in his father’s footsteps to Branford College. Perhaps our two grandsons will, one day, be in Branford as well. I can only hope!

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