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Helping UCLA's School of Public Health to kick off the university's largest-ever fund-raising campaign, Carolbeth Korn (Beverly Hills) has made a $100,000 donation to the school, the largest unrestricted gift in the history of the School of Public Health.
In recognition of Korn's gift, the School of Public Health will rename the Dean's Meeting Room the Carolbeth Korn Meeting Room.
"It is my pleasure to support the school in its mission to train professionals to better inform individuals about how to procure the best health care for themselves and their families, not only in this community but across the country and around the world," said Korn, who received her bachelor's degree from the School of Public Health in 1959.
Korn's gift comes as the school is embarking on a campaign to raise $15 million for a new building and other critical needs, part of UCLA's $1.2 billion fund-raising campaign.
"We are thankful to Carolbeth Korn, both for her longtime support of the school and for her generous gift that helps us kick off our efforts during Campaign UCLA," said Dean Abdelmonem Afifi. Korn is one of the founding members of the School of Public Health Dean's Advisory Board and received the 1990 Neil H. Jacoby Award from the UCLA International Student Center.
The Carolbeth and Lester Korn Convocation Hall at UCLA's Anderson School of Management was named in recognition of contributions made by her and her husband. In addition, the couple co-chaired the Legacy of Leadership Tribute Dinner that honored Charles E. Young upon his retirement as chancellor.
Currently, Mrs. Korn serves on the newly created UCLA Board of Counselors, the Founders League Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Music Center, the Los Angeles Library Foundation Council and the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library Foundation Board. She is married to Ambassador Lester Korn, chairman emeritus of Korn/Ferry International and chairman of the Korn Tuttle Capital Group.
Aiming to raise $1.2 billion by June 30, 2002, Campaign UCLA was launched in May as the most ambitious private fund-raising ceffort in the history of public higher education. This comprehensive undertaking will engage thousands of members of the UCLA family -- alumni and friends, corporations and foundations, faculty and staff -- in partnerships to support academic programs, students, faculty and facilities across the campus.