UF College of Pharmacy celebrates successful Giving Day

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy enjoyed one of its most successful Gator Nation Giving Day events to date, by raising more than $95,000 from 111 gifts on Feb. 15, 2024.

Thank you

During this annual 24-hour fundraising event, the UF community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends were encouraged to make donations to support various funds and initiatives across campus.

This year, the UF College of Pharmacy encouraged giving to two funds, one of which is a new initiative dedicated to scholarship funding for Pharm.D. students, named “Communication is KEY.” Under the leadership of Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D., a clinical associate professor and assistant dean for experiential education, she championed her mantra “Communication is KEY to establish a fund aimed at providing scholarships for Pharm.D. students. Curtis, demonstrating her commitment to the cause, pledged to match all donations received on that day, providing a powerful incentive for donors to contribute. The second fundraising priority was the White Coat Professionalism fund, which focuses on providing a white coat to student pharmacists ensuring they are well-equipped for success.

During the day, an in-person event took place at the HPNP Building where students from the College of Pharmacy, along with those from the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health and Health Professions, were encouraged to donate and received various swag items, including posters, T-shirts, cookies and more.