Bedari Foundation founder Matthew Harris UCLA ‘84

UCLA Receives $20 Million to establish UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute
Gift from Jennifer and Matthew Harris will support research on building more humane societies

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is a new interdisciplinary platform dedicated to the research, education and practice of kindness with the goal of empowering citizens and leaders to invest in building more humane societies.

The mission of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is somewhat unique in that our goal is two-fold – we’re committed not only to engage in best-in-class research on kindness, but to strategically turn that learning into real-world practices through education and dynamic local, national and global partnerships. Said more simply, we don’t just want people to learn about kindness, we want people to DO kindness.


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