For the first time in its esteemed 108-year history, the Yale School of Public Health is moving into full independence. Led by Dean Megan L. Ranney, MD, the school is taking this historic opportunity to be transformational – to define what a school of public health of the future looks like. To assist in that transformation, in October, the YSPH community welcomed Benjamin Zoll as the school’s first Chief Development Officer. Zoll, who has extensive fundraising experience in higher education and academic medicine, is working closely with Ranney to develop a comprehensive strategy that supports her vision for the school. With independence comes ambitious philanthropic goals. Yale University and the Yale School of Public Health are embarking on an ambitious campaign, for Humanity, partnering with passionate donors who are helping to transform the school to protect and improve lives around the world. “Like Dean Ranney, I believe that the school is at a place of opportunity, and I’m excited to share our vision as we create the future of public health together with the incredible faculty and students here at YSPH,” Zoll said. Zoll is responsible for directing all fundraising and alumni activities at YSPH. He most recently served as Vice Dean of Advancement at the Brown School of Public Health where he worked closely with Dean Ranney before she moved to Yale. Zoll previously served as Assistant Vice President for principal and major giving at Boston Children's Hospital Trust, where he oversaw fundraising across several hospital programs. Zoll has a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the Jackson School at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.