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Your Gift Matters

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.

List of gifts with tax benefits

Gifts to the Fielding School not only benefit the School, they benefit the donor as well.

Funding Priorities include:

Fielding School of Public Health Fund

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.

Fellowships And Endowments To Support Students And Faculty

Endowed gifts to establish named fellowships, internships and professorships help the Fielding School attract and retain top-notch students and faculty.

Research Centers

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.

  • Center for Environmental Genomics brings together experts from a variety of fields to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which environmental agents such as air pollutants and radiation interact with genetic predisposing factors to cause disease.

  • Center for Health Advancement provides policy-makers and those who influence policy with systematic analyses that identify the best opportunities to improve our collective health and reduce health disparities.

  • Center for Health Policy Research conducts research on national, state and local health policy issues and communicates results to policymakers and community leaders.

  • UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center conducts prevention research that addresses the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The Center is a unique partnership of the School, the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, the RAND Corporation and a wide range of community partners.

  • World Policy Analysis Center aims to improve the quantity and quality of comparative data available to policymakers, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world on policies affecting human health, development, well-being and equity.

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