Commitments totaling more than $12 million will help pave the way for expanding and renovating the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Tucson campus. The ALSAM Foundation provided a $10 million challenge grant to the UA College of Pharmacy—the largest commitment in the history of the college. Class of ’67 alumnus R. Ken Coit and his wife, Donna, along with Class of ’70 alumnus Rick Katz, were the first to provide additional support with gifts totaling more than $2 million. Faculty, staff and alumni are offering additional philanthropic support.
To complete the project, the College of Pharmacy must have commitments for the remaining $9.5 million. Once that fundraising goal is reached, it will trigger fulfillment of the $10 million pledge from The ALSAM Foundation. In addition to the philanthropic funding raised, the UA will contribute $10 million to the $31.5 million project.
“The UA College of Pharmacy has brilliantly navigated the changing landscape of pharmaceutical sciences for the last 70 years,” R. Ken Coit, a member of the College of Pharmacy's national advisory board, said. “The campaign reflects our shared commitment to ensure this college remains the vanguard for drug discovery and drug development for decades to come.”