ere is something to Stand Up and Holler about: The UF College of Pharmacy raised more than $180,000 during the second annual Gator Nation Giving Day on Feb. 20. The outpouring of support from alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends helped the college finish in the Top 10 for total fundraising dollars among all UF colleges and schools.
Gifts made during Gator Nation Giving Day supported student scholarships, graduate student education and research, a legacy fund for the Working Professional Pharm.D. program and helped purchase white coats for first-year Pharm.D. students. The College of Pharmacy is especially grateful to these donors who made significant gifts and inspired others to give:
- Carl, ’76, and Joan Allison made a $25,000 match gift in memory of their son, Jared. The money raised will support the Jared C. Allison Memorial Fund, which awards scholarships to deserving UF pharmacy students.
- Tom and Janet, ’19, Schmittgen gave a $10,000 lead gift to help establish the WPPD Legacy Fund.
Enthusiasm for Gator Nation Giving Day stretched across campus and the world, as Gators in the College of Pharmacy and beyond rallied together to give back to UF. The UF Foundation raised $23 million from nearly 17,000 gifts in just 24 hours.
(top) Tuong-My Nguyen, ’19, and Jordan Olivia Smith showed their support for the UF College of Pharmacy on Gator Nation Giving Day.
(bottom) UF Health’s academic colleges hosted POP Out and Give in the College of Pharmacy Courtyard during Gator Nation Giving Day. Beau the Therapy Dog and the UF cheerleaders made an appearance at the event.