LA County Health Chief Gives UCLA School Of Public Health $50M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County health chief has donated $50 million to the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Jonathan and Karen Fielding gift is the largest-ever donation to UCLA’s health department.

The School of Public Heath will now be called the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health.

Fielding earns $317,000 a year as public health director. He’s also a UCLA professor.

Money for the gift comes from Fielding’s stock in a Texas-based private investment firm, Dimensional Fund Advisors. UCLA will receive the income from the stock and all profit from it if it is sold.

The UCLA School of Public Health has about 85 full-time faculty and 700 students. The largest gift previously was about $5 million.

There’s a Thursday afternoon news conference to announce the gift.

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