Challenged to make a difference

Dr. Robert Crisafi helps recruit the best students by raising scholarship funds through the Crisafi Challenge.

By: Matt Splett
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“When I really think about it, my successes in life can be attributed to my education at the University of Florida. That is an excellent reason why I continue to be connected to my alma mater.”
–Bob Crisafi

THE PATIENT SAFETY PIONEER

UF College of Pharmacy Dean Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.; Dr. Bob Crisafi, Ph.D.; and UF President Kent Fuchs pose for a photo. UF College of Pharmacy Dean Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.; Dr. Bob Crisafi, Ph.D.; and UF President Kent Fuchs pose for a photo.

THE CRISAFI CHALLENGE

IMPACTING THE FUTURE THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Bob Crisafi created the Crisafi Challenge to provide pharmacy students with scholarships. He challenges other alumni to match his gift and double the impact. Dr. Bob Crisafi created the Crisafi Challenge to provide pharmacy students with scholarships. He challenges other alumni to match his gift and double the impact.

Crisafi Scholars Class of 2020

  1. Gustavo Alvira-Arill
    Hometown: Kissimmee, FL

    “Thank you to Dr. Bob and everyone who raised scholarship funds for me and other aspiring pharmacists. I will make the very best of my time at UF and dedicate myself to improving patients’ clinical outcomes.”

  2. Lia Arvegani
    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

    “I would like to thank Dr. Bob and all the Crisafi Challenge supporters for their scholarship gifts. The generosity and support will allow me to study at the prestigious University of Florida College of Pharmacy.”

  3. Bree Ballister
    Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

    “I am forever grateful to have the support of Dr. Crisafi and am honored to carry on his legacy of commitment to patient care and safety.”

  4. Hannah Harper
    Hometown: Rio Rancho, NM

    “There was a big financial difference between the other school I was considering in my home state and the University of Florida. The fact that I was able to get the Crisafi scholarship meant the entire world to me, because it allowed me to attend UF. It is truly a life-changing scholarship.”

  5. Emma Lodl
    Hometown: Menomonee, WI

    “I would like to thank Dr. Crisafi and the Crisafi Challenge supporters from the bottom of my heart. This scholarship means so much to me and will help me focus on academics by relieving my financial burden.”

  6. Joanna Longueira
    Hometown: Miami, FL

    “As I embark on my journey to become a pharmacist, I am especially grateful to benefactors who make high-quality education possible for capable applicants who are less able to afford it. Receiving this scholarship will undoubtedly allow me to make the most of my time at the University of Florida and explore all possible pharmacy professions.”

  7. Madeleine Morin
    Hometown: Weston, FL

    “My goal is to become a pediatric pharmacist, and the Crisafi scholarship will help me to achieve this dream. Thank you for helping me pursue a path where my passion lies; I am excited to see what the future holds.”

  8. John Wang-Hu
    Hometown: Holiday, FL

    “Thank you to Dr. Bob for this amazing gift. It is a privilege to be chosen as a Crisafi scholar and be a part of something much bigger than myself.”