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David L. Bean
Helen and David Bean Campus of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Orlando
Class of '52
David L. Bean made a pledge 50 years after graduation to support his alma mater’s efforts to teach pharmacy students in Orlando. In recognition of his gift, the pharmacy campus — located within the new Lake Nona facility — will be named the Helen and David Bean Campus of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Orlando.
Through the course of his 30 years in business, the Beans had acquired a five-acre parcel in Osceola County from a customer in payment of prescription bills. After his wife died in 2000, Bean initiated steps to donate the land located near Osceola Parkway and International Drive South to the University of Florida.
In 2007, the sale of this parcel brought a $1.2 million gift to the UF College of Pharmacy to begin searching for a new campus home for its Orlando students and faculty.
“My education from the University of Florida gave me a great opportunity to pursue a business I loved,” Bean said. “There comes a time to give back to the university, which has been so influential in my life.”