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In December 2000, Emory University School of Medicine established the Jane Fonda Center with an initial gift from Jane Fonda.  The gift created a research and development fund called the Jane Fonda Fund in Adolescent Reproductive Health to develop the research initiatives, programs, training, and other activities of the Jane Fonda Center.

Ms. Fonda's gift also endowed the Marion Howard Chair in Adolescent Reproductive Health in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  The holder of the Marion Howard Chair will be integrally involved in the planning, development, and operations of the Jane Fonda Center.

The Jane Fonda Center at Emory University adds a vital piece to the Atlanta-based consortium developed by Jane Fonda.  Already a part of the consortium are Grady Health System, where a lead gift by Jane Fonda has been used to enhance a teen-friendly adolescent reproductive health center, and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, a nonprofit organization established by Jane Fonda in 1995 to reduce adolescent pregnancy in the State of Georgia.

The synergistic relationship between the Emory academic center and the service and learning site at Grady Health System, when combined with the advocacy of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention organization, creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts and provides a unique opportunity to impact the formative years of life.