Buckley Institute Mourns the Passing of Board Member Terry Holcombe ’64

The Buckley Institute regrets to share the news of the passing of Terry Holcombe ’64, member of the Buckley Institute board of directors and true devotee of lux et veritas. 

You can read his obituary here and the Yale News remembrance here.

More than most, Terry dedicated himself to Yale. From 1975 to 1998, he served Yale under six university presidents. As Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, he oversaw multiple successful capital campaigns, raising billions of dollars for the alma mater he loved so much. 

Terry carried that passion and energy over to the Buckley Institute where he was not only a generous supporter himself but also a dedicated board member. His advice was invaluable in guiding our efforts. His willingness to put his name and stamp on our work to make the Buckley Institute a truly effective and impactful organization will always be remembered. And so, too, will the witty way in which Terry often delivered his wisdom. 

Terry was not only a strong and loyal champion for many causes, he took a genuine interest in and cared about people. I was thrilled when he joined our board in 2019 and feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and benefit from his counsel. Terry Holcombe will be truly missed. 

May his memory be a blessing.