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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

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 — is 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.”

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