Lainie Lipsher

Senior Associate Director, Parent Giving, Yale Development Office

This is my 34th year being involved with Parent Giving in the Yale Office of Development. 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 first-year 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 as possible during the year. Our son, Drew, graduated from Yale in 1988 and followed in his father’s footsteps to Branford College.

I can be reached at