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Giving Profiles

Soledad O'Brien, photo by Fran Roberts

Soledad O'Brien

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. "My parents were really good about investing in people with their time and their cheerleading, and I hope that this gift does that," she said. Learn more about Soledad O'Brien »

Leonard Schaeffer

Leonard Schaeffer

Leonard Schaeffer, the founding chairman and CEO of WellPoint (now Anthem), is a longstanding RAND trustee and member of the RAND Health Advisory Board. He made a generous gift to endow RAND's employee recognition awards. The top two awards are now known as “Leonard Schaeffer Medals” in his honor. Watch this video to learn more about Leonard's passion for honoring excellence at RAND »

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2018 RAND Annual Report

2018 RAND Annual Report

RAND's 2018 Annual Report—Fact Forward—describes the many ways in which RAND uses rigorous, unbiased, evidence-based research and analysis to help people around the world lead lives that are safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. It also recognizes philanthropic gifts and lists donors who supported RAND in 2018. Read the Report »

One Night with RAND

RAND's Michael Rich, Jack Riley, Brian Michael Jenkins, Christine Wormuth, and Javed Ali at the 2018 One Night with RAND event

One Night with RAND is a special dinner and program that honors RAND's legacy while paying tribute to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions in support of RAND's mission. Learn More »

Alumni Association

Alumni association members at an event

The RAND Alumni Association offers social and intellectual engagement opportunities to all current and former members of the RAND community. Learn More »

Politics Aside

V. Darleen Opfer and Laura Hamilton at RAND's Politics Aside event in Santa Monica, November 12, 2016

Politics Aside, an invitation-only, postelection event, engages policymakers, opinion leaders, philanthropists, and RAND's leading thinkers in a nonpartisan examination of pressing policy challenges. Learn More »

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To learn more about giving opportunities at RAND and the Pardee RAND Graduate School, contact our Development team at (800) 757-4618 or