Beauty Industry Heavyweight Supports Community Engagement and Social Justice with Donation to Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 10, 2020) – Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a recipient of a $15,000 grant from Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH). The grant is a part of a $1 million pledge made by ABH to fight against systemic racism, oppression and injustice in light of the civil unrest taking place throughout the nation as a result of the systemic and unjust treatment of African Americans. 

The grant will support general University operations and community engagement efforts. Since beginning the pledge in June 2020, ABH has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to institutions such as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Black Lives Matter, the Loveland Foundation and others.

"As founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills, it is my promise that the brand will remain a constant and vocal supporter of equality. We vow to use our platform and our privilege to amplify the voices of marginalized groups that deserve to be heard,” said founder Anastasia Soare. “We believe in Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science’s mission in fighting against health disparities among underserved, and fully support their commitment to community engagement.”

“We are deeply appreciative of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ for generous support and belief in our mission to educate diverse health professionals, as well as our vision to attain a world without health disparities,” said Angela Minniefield, Senior Vice President, Advancement and Operations at CDU. “Special thanks to our Alumni Relations and Corporative Giving manager Brittney Miller for facilitating this partnership, and we look forward to continuing a meaningful relationship with ABH through its community engagement pillar.”

 

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ABOUT CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

 

CDU is a private, non-profit student centered minority-serving medical and health sciences University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.

Located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, CDU has graduated, since its inception, more than 575 physicians, 1,200 physician assistants and over a thousand other health professionals, as well as training over 2,700 physician specialists through its sponsored residency programs. Its School of Nursing has graduated over 1000 nursing professionals, including over 600 family nurse practitioners.  CDU is a leader in health disparities research with a focus on education, training, treatment and care in cancer, diabetes, cardiometabolic and HIV/AIDS.

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