The UF College of Pharmacy raised more than $85,000 during the third-annual Gator Nation Giving Day on Feb. 18. The 129 gifts made by alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends supported student scholarships, graduate student education and research, a new emergency scholarship fund 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, ’08. The money raised will support the Jared C. Allison Memorial Fund, which awards scholarships to deserving UF pharmacy students.
Terry, ’66, and Jackie Reid, and John Balkcom, ’66, made a combined $10,000 gift to establish the Frank G. Norton Emergency Scholarship Fund with Bob, ’66, and Carol, ’67, Wilson committing an additional $4,000 to further support the fund. Frank Norton, ’66, was a UF College of Pharmacy graduate and close friend who passed away in 2016. This scholarship was created in his memory and supports pharmacy students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulty.