Tori Rysz

Deputy Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations
Yale School of Management

Tori Rysz is an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College and has worked in development and communications for Yale since 2011. Previously she fundraised for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and held various programming and development roles with the Educational Foundation of America, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of the City of New York. Here at Yale, one of her proudest moments was building and directing a new program for the university’s central development department that cultivates our most generous alumni and donors through custom communications projects: books, films, commissioned artwork, and special events. In 2022 she joined Yale SOM’s development team to cultivate and steward philanthropic leaders for business and society. She loves travel, food, museums, the performing arts, and reading; she volunteers for ArtSpace and serves on the Evans Hall Art Committee; and she has served on the board of the New Haven Free Public Library. Being a part of the Branford community is one of her favorite aspects of Yale! She can be reached at

In her free time, Tori writes about art and culture. She and her husband Ronnie Rysz, also a Branford Fellow, run, a writing project presenting creative pairings of art and music, food and travel.