Donor Spotlight

 

Below you can hear a few of the stories shared by our alumni and friends on why they chose to support the UF College of Pharmacy. As you read through our Donor Spotlights, you will see how each individual has created their legacy in a unique way.

If you are interested in exploring a way to create your legacy at the college, please contact Elizabeth Zipper at zipper@cop.ufl.edu or 352-273-6605.

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Donor Spotlight

John "Dolph" Cone

Randolph Andrew Cone Memorial Scholarship

Class of '58

Each November, the UF Alumni Association holds a Grand Guard reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of graduation from the University of Florida. UF pharmacy alumnus, John “Dolph” Cone, in 2008 committed $25,000 in honor of his Grand Guard reunion. His gift created the Randolph Andrew Cone Memorial Scholarship in memory of his infant son who tragically died from cancer. Cone has pledged another $100,000 through a bequest, which will grow the scholarship funds to support pharmacy students.

“I remember my first introduction to pharmacy when I took Dean Foote’s course. Through that very early experience, I knew that pharmacy education suited me and that it would enable me to be the master of my destiny. I always say, that’s when pharmacy found me, and I found pharmacy.”

Many alumni feel the College of Pharmacy gave them the tools they needed to succeed in their careers and often want to say thank you by supporting future pharmacists. Each reunion class is challenged to continue the tradition of alumni giving by making contributions to support students and faculty within the college.

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