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12/13/2012 (2 years ago)

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Geffen donates $100 million to school.

More than 30 medical students on their way to UCLA will have a full ride thanks to a $100 million gift from a Hollywood benefactor.

David Geffen has made a record donation to the UCLA School of Medicine.

David Geffen has made a record donation to the UCLA School of Medicine.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/13/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: David geffen, donation, UCLA, medicine


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - David Geffen, benefactor of the UCLA School of Medicine and entertainment executive, has given the school a gift of $100 million to be spent on providing full rides to 30 incoming med school students.

The gift makes Geffen the single-largest donor to the UC system in history.

Geffen, 69, has not commented to the media, but said in a statement he is trying to encourage students to pursue medicine without fearing the expense.

Most medical students graduate with as much as an average $200,000 in debt upon graduation.

Thanks to Geffen, 30 students won't have to fear that anymore.

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Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.



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