Julian Curtiss Fund

Named after Julian Curtiss,Yale Class of 1879 (see below), the Curtiss Fund was established in 1951.  The fund provides financial assistance to qualifying Yale students from the Greenwich area.  A portion of your annual YAAG dues, as well as additional donations, are deposited in the Fund, which is managed by the University and allocated to Greenwich students.

YAAG from time to time will organize benefits to support the Curtiss Fund and we encourage everyone to support and attend these events.

If you would like to make a donation that will benefit the Curtiss Fund, the Yale Day of Service, and other YAAG community programs please click here. (Please note: the "price" of the donation on the website is set at $1.  So to make a $100 donation please click "add to cart" and then set the quantity to 100).



Julian Wheeler Curtiss (1858-1944) was an active member of the Class of '79 both as a student-athlete and as an alumnus.  He served as a class officer, and as a president of the Yale Club of NY.  He retired as president of the AG Spalding Company in 1933 and from its chairmanship in 1938, after popularizing golf in the US, designing the first basketball with James Naismith, and inventing the first (but never-used) protective football helmet.  He was a graduate coach for five championship Yale crew teams, a national crew referee, and founded the Greenwich Country Club, serving as its president twice.  He was the first president both of the Greenwich Country Club and the Greenwich YMCA, and he served on the Greenwich Board of Education starting in 1917, chairing it from 1924 to 1933.  Julian Curtiss Elementary School is also named after him.



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