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All gifts to the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, no matter their size, help the Fielding School maintain and strengthen its reputation for excellence in education and research in health policy, global and immigrant health, community health, and to support its service to the community.
Decline in State Funding: The continued decline in state funding means the Fielding School must increasingly rely on unrestricted gifts from alumni and friends. Today, it is estimated that UCLA receives only 19% of its operating budget from the state of California. Three decades ago, this figure was more than 60%.
Tax Benefits: Gifts to the Fielding School not only benefit the school, its students and faculty; they benefit the donor as well. You will receive an income tax deduction for your gift. Consult your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations to ensure you are receiving the full advantages of your donation.
Gifts to the Fielding School not only benefit the School, they benefit the donor as well.
Gifts to this fund go to support areas of greatest need within the Fielding School. It is a vital source of unrestricted funding that enables the dean to provide much needed resources to areas not covered by the current budget. These discretionary dollars can be immediately invested into the Fielding School's top strategic areas.
An unrestricted gift is the most flexible kind of support that can be used in a timely manner to meet the Fielding School's greatest needs.
Endowed gifts to establish named fellowships, internships and professorships help the Fielding School attract and retain top-notch students and faculty.
Support of the Fielding School's research centers helps to maintain our reputation as a premiere public health institution. They include:
Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research focuses on research in prevention and screening/early detection as well as reducing avoidable morbidity and mortality.