Frank Gilliam with students
The Luskins’ generosity will enable us to expand debate on some of the most challenging questions of our time and apply new knowledge to benefit society.
— Franklin Gilliam, dean of the Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs

Dean Gilliam (right) and graduate students (left to right) Cornell Williams ’12, Zodin Del Rosario ’12 and Christina Tam ’11 are pleased with the renovations being made to their building, thanks to the Luskin gift.

A Better Civic Life

The Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs

Meyer and Renee Luskin standing together

Meyer and Renee Luskin made a transformative investment in tomorrow's leaders.

Meyer ’49 and Renee ‘53 Luskin passionately believe that future leaders must be prepared to address modern civilization’s most challenging issues, from criminal justice to traffic congestion. That’s why they made a transformative gift to UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, which now bears their name.

The Luskin School “equips people to protect our most vulnerable populations; plan a built environment that’s sustainable and improves quality of life; and set public policies that address important questions in education, crime control and labor markets—areas that determine the well-being of our communities,” says Luskin School Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

Funding for graduate fellowships; recruitment and retention of top faculty; development of programs; and upgrading of facilities are all included in the gift. Building renovation is already well underway.

“The Luskins believe that our most important problem is: how do we do a better job of living together?” Gilliam says. “Without that, little else matters.”

Learn more: Meyer Luskin ’49 explains why he chose to invest in what’s “truly important” in life.