Yale Divinity School receives largest donation in school history for green building project

Last month, Yale Divinity School received the largest gift commitment in the institution’s history when George and Carol Bauer pledged $15 million toward the construction of what is believed to be the world’s largest sustainable residential complex.

Neither George, a former IBM executive, nor Carol, a hospital chaplain, attended Yale Divinity School, although George serves on the dean’s advisory council.

In a statement published to the divinity school website, Dean Greg Sterling called the couple “visionaries who em­body Christianity.”