It is an honor to share the stories of the individuals and organizations that have made RAND a philanthropic priority. We are inspired by these acts of philanthropy and thankful to our generous supporters for highlighting the importance of giving to RAND.
I can't overstate just how important it is to have people around you who believe in you and value you and push you to do things and cheer you on. I gave this gift to support young people who want to come to RAND and make a difference.
Legacy gifts are a keystone of RAND's $400 million fundraising campaign. They include traditional estate bequests, as well as directed benefits from life insurance or retirement plans. They come with tax benefits and membership in the RAND Legacy Society, which hosts special events twice a year.
A $1 million scholarship endowment was established in honor of longtime dean Susan L. Marquis. The scholarship pays tribute to her leadership and will support future Pardee RAND students.
The core research agenda of the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute will include analysis to better understand how military service and post-service experiences affect the short- and long-term needs of veterans and their families.
A former RAND researcher and longtime supporter of the graduate school, Fred Pardee has gifted two apartment buildings valued at $10 million. They will be called Pardee Commons and will help establish a community for academic and social support.
One research center will focus on building new pathways to revive and sustain the American middle class. Another will be aimed at tackling housing and homelessness in Los Angeles.
A generous gift from engineer and inventor Jack McCauley will support the RAND Drug Policy Research Center and establish the McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation at RAND.
Gerald Parsky has supported RAND for more than two decades, serves on the Board of Trustees, and recently included a substantial gift to RAND in his estate plans. He sees his estate gift as a legacy, to make the world better for his children and grandchildren.
Before committing to a cause or an organization, Frank Clark asks: Will it have an impact that outlasts me? He serves as chair of both the RAND Social and Economic Policy Advisory Board and the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research because he believes that with RAND he can make a difference.
The Pardee RAND Graduate School has received a $1 million gift from the estate of David Wang, a former member of the school's Board of Governors who passed away in February.
Ellen Hancock, a former tech executive whose career put a break in the glass ceiling, has pledged $500,000 to advance RAND research on the social and economic well-being of populations and communities in the United States and throughout the world.
The new center supports a portfolio of innovative, high-impact racial equity research and analysis, creates a clearinghouse to help coordinate related efforts, and collaborates with organizations dedicated to advancing racial equity.
RAND has launched a philanthropic fund to support urgent research in a time of global pandemic and social upheaval. The RAND Rapid Research Response Fund allows RAND experts to address issues of national and global importance when it matters most—now.
RAND received a $10 million gift from the family of former Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci. The gift will support the Pardee RAND Graduate School, including naming the graduate school deanship.
Joel Mogy, Tim Wolf, and Karen Elliott House pledged a combined $1 million to support RAND's research on Truth Decay, the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life.
RAND launched the Center for Analysis of U.S. Grand Strategy with a $2.9 million grant from the Charles Koch Institute. The center will advance the debate on American foreign policy by tackling key unresolved theoretical, empirical, and policy questions.
With a $1 million gift from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, RAND launched a new center to bolster research expertise and participation at colleges that train practitioners in complementary and integrative health.
Former Labor Secretary Ann Korologos, a longtime supporter of RAND, has pledged $2.5 million to extend the reach and impact of its research.
A million-dollar gift from Daniel J. Epstein is funding a research project to understand what life is really like for veterans on the streets of Los Angeles, and what could help get them into permanent housing.
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien gave more than $500,000 to the Pardee RAND Graduate School to support underrepresented minority students or first-generation college graduates. She named the scholarship after her parents, Edward and Estela, who inspired her.
Charles Wolf, Jr. was an economist who spent more than 60 years at RAND and was the founding dean of what is now the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He and his wife, Theresa, included a $1 million bequest in their estate plans to support the school and its students. It’s a commitment his son Tim plans to carry forward.
With a gift from philanthropic initiative Schmidt Futures, RAND researchers are looking into how technology—from cell phones to biometric screeners—could improve the lives of the world’s 69 million refugees, displaced people, and asylum seekers.
Molly and Mike Landi’s history with RAND dates back more than 40 years. They met when she was a librarian in the Washington office, and he was an up-and-coming researcher and new program director. Their $1 million bequest to RAND will endow a special fund for national security research.