On Feb. 8, USC President Carol Folt announced that Leonard D. Schaeffer, one of the most accomplished health care leaders in the country, and his wife, Pamela, have donated $59 million to establish the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Institute for Public Policy & Government Service at the USC Capital Campus in Washington, D.C. The mission of the new institute is to produce research that informs evidence-based policymaking to address our nation’s most pressing issues and to educate students to be responsible and involved citizens of a true, functioning democracy.

By expanding two outstanding programs — the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service — USC’s new institute will be able to significantly increase its scope, size, and national and international impact.

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