RAND is pleased to have another opportunity to participate in The Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving. By choosing to support RAND through www.pittsburghgives.org between 6:00 a.m. and midnight on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, your gift goes further thanks to The Pittsburgh Foundation matching a portion of all gifts from $25 to $1,000.
As a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, RAND operates independent of political and commercial pressures. We believe that people make better decisions when armed with facts. Your gift demonstrates your confidence that research and analysis help create positive change, here in Southwestern Pennsylvania and around the world.
Examples of recent RAND work having a direct impact in Pittsburgh include:
- how access to technology in early childhood education may bridge the digital divide (funded by PNC Foundation)
- regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction
- PHRESH (Pittsburgh Hill/Homewood Research on Eating, Shopping and Health) and PHRESH Plus (Research on Neighborhoods, Exercise and Health) studying the availability of healthy food choices, neighborhood green spaces, shopping behaviors, resident health and well-being, and more, in an effort to improve the health of neighborhood populations
And recent RAND projects addressing populations in Pittsburgh and beyond include:
- helping the 1.1 million Americans who are providing care to military members who have served since 9/11
- the policy implications of autonomous vehicle technology (self-driving vehicles)
- exploring critical questions that could arise in the days following a nuclear agreement between Iran, its neighbors, and the U.S.
Whether here in Pittsburgh, in our nation's capital, or around the globe, RAND makes a difference by helping decisionmakers as well as the public solve the increasingly complex policy problems of our world. But we can't do it without the active support of our community. Please consider maximizing your gift to RAND on May 6.