Reasons to Give to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

  • Help transform the face of healthcare - Since its inception in 1966, CDU has contributed significantly to the diversity of the nation’s healthcare workforce by training and graduating over 7,000 health professionals. Today, the University continues to serve as the only academic health sciences center for the 1.5 million residents of South Los Angeles. Your generosity allows us to continue thriving as an institution without compromising the quality of our mission-oriented service to students and underserved communities.

  • Show your support - All gifts, regardless of size, are a statement of support for our compelling mission of training future health professionals dedicated to serving under-resourced communities with excellence and compassion, while also striving to achieve our vision of a world without health disparities.

  • Change lives – Over 90% of CDU students receive some form of financial aid. Your support will help us ensure that our students are able to broaden their horizons by participating in excellent and unique educational programs that support their academic, professional and personal development.

  • Make a difference in your community, and across the globe – In order to improve health in any community, you need culturally appropriate care provided by people who reflect the communities they serve. More than 70% of the University graduates since 2000 are people of color. In fact, a California Wellness Foundation report estimated that one-third of all minority physicians practicing in Los Angeles County are graduates of the CDU medical school and/or residency training programs. More than 85 percent of CDU College of Medicine students report that they intend to practice and provide much needed-care in underserved communities following graduation.

  • It’s easy! You can give online through our secure donation platform, via mobile by texting "CDREWU" to 44321, or by mail to:

    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    Office of Strategic Advancement
    1731 E. 120th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90059