David Wang

David Wang

A Philanthropic Legacy

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.

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Ellen Hancock

Ellen Hancock

Advancing the social and economic well-being of populations and communities

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.

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Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

RAND Launches New Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

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.

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RAND Rapid Research Response Fund

RAND Rapid Research Response Fund

New fund to support urgent research

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.

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Carlucci Family Supports Pardee RAND Graduate School

Carlucci Family Supports Pardee RAND Graduate School

Family Carries on Frank Carlucci's Commitment to Public Service

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.

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Donors Help RAND Counter Truth Decay

Donors Help RAND Counter Truth Decay

Three Donors Describe RAND's Truth Decay Research as Essential

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.

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Center for Analysis of U.S. Grand Strategy

Center for Analysis of U.S. Grand Strategy

New RAND Center to Analyze Options for U.S. Grand Strategy

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.

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Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary & Integrative Health

Center for Collaborative Research in Complementary & Integrative Health

New Center to Advance Complementary and Integrative Health Research

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.

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Ann Korologos

Ann Korologos

expanding the impact of rand research

Former Labor Secretary Ann Korologos, a longtime supporter of RAND, has pledged $2.5 million to extend the reach and impact of its research.

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Daniel J. Epstein

Daniel J. Epstein

aiming to improve the lives of homeless veterans

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.

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Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien

supporting diversity at the pardee rand graduate school

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.

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Tim Wolf

Tim Wolf

carrying on his family’s commitment to rand

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.

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Schmidt Futures

Schmidt Futures

fueling research to improve the lives of refugees

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.

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Molly and Mike Landi

Molly and Mike Landi

leaving a legacy

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.

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Fred Pardee

Fred Pardee

making a difference

Fred Pardee grew up in the shadow of World War II and has spent his life supporting the cause of human dignity and development around the world. He has given more than $22 million over his lifetime to RAND and the Pardee RAND Graduate School to support research on some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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