Foundation Relations

The Keck School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and scientists.

Generous support from local and national philanthropic foundations continues to be essential in improving the school’s outstanding medical research, patient care programs and medical education opportunities.
The Office of Foundation Relations works to connect private foundations, family foundations, and donor-advised funds with appropriate partners in Keck’s rich research and academic community. We build long-term relationships that provide invaluable support and opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in transformational medical research.

Our office can help foundations navigate the university, discover researchers and programs of interest, and arrange visits to the Health Sciences Campus. We invite you to explore the many strengths that the Keck School of Medicine has to offer, and to become a valued member of the Trojan family.

For more information, please contact MariaElena Hege at 818-489-6392 or

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