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Endowed chairs attract the very best professors in their fields. Because of their leadership status, chair holders build upon the strengths of departments and divisions, drawing other eminent individuals, from scientists and physicians to interns and medical students, to UCLA. The impact is enormous.

Photo: Franklin Mint Sculpture for David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Please accept this exciting challenge to shape our new Academic Health Center of the future and participate in reimagining medicine at UCLA and the world over.

Executive Endowed Chair - $1,500,000 - $3,000,000
This chair is intended to enhance the attractiveness and academic prestige of a senior-level academic administrator, such as a department chairman or director of an organized research unit. The appointment is for the period the administrator holds the associated position.

Permanent Endowed Chair - $1,000,000
A permanent endowed chair is designed to honor a talented researcher and teacher who is well-established in a given field. The appointment is for the individual's term as a tenured member of the faculty and is considered to be the pinnacle of his or her career.

Term Endowed Chair - $500,000
This chair is similar to the permanent chair, except its appointment is limited to successive terms. It provides an excellent means to recognize the accomplishments and foster the career development of younger scientists and physicians.

Research Endowment - $500,000 - $1,000,000
Every great university, public or private, has secured its future through endowed funds. At UCLA, donors may designate support for specific areas of interest or may contribute flexible moneys that the Dean directs to significant but unfunded projects.

Fellowships - $500,000
Graduate students in the sciences will carry on vital research for years t ocome. Directing funding to create fellowships in support of these future leaders will draw them in great numbers to train in the latest technologies and with the finest faculty at UCLA.

$100,000 Scholarships/$250,000 Executive Scholarship
The average debt for UCLA's graduating medical students can be overwhelming-for the Class of 2004, it reached $100,000 or more. Of particular concern is scholarship assistance for outstanding disadvantaged men and women who pursue the demanding but rewarding degree in medicine.

For information on making endowments to the Health Sciences at UCLA, contact us at (310) 206-0500.