P-4 Giving Campaign
The School of Pharmacy is proud of the fact that its alumni consistently have the highest percentage of participation in giving than any other school on campus. It is no surprise, then, that students start giving back to the School right out of the gate.
Indeed, in 2009, a group of soon-to-be fourth-year pharmacy students decided to create a class gift that would become a scholarship fund for future students. These members of the Class of 2010 started a fundraising campaign with the goal of inspiring 100% participation among their fellow classmates. They called this campaign the P-4 Giving Campaign in honor of their fourth-year as pharmacy students. And they created a scholarship fund in honor of one of their favorite professors for their class gift to be directed there. They plan to present their gift to the dean at their graduation ceremony.
The following year, the Class of 2011 followed their lead and continued the tradition of coming together as a class to raise money for a special fund at the School. They, too, will present the gift to the Dean Baillie at their graduation.
The annual P-4 Giving Campaign is just another way that students at the School of Pharmacy are showing their commitment to the future of pharmacy. As the Class of 2010 campaign leaders wrote in their message on the inaugural year of the P-4 campaign: "We would like to show our gratitude to the many donors who have helped us along the way. What better way to thank them for their investment in us than to embrace their spirit of giving?"
Embracing the Spirit of Giving
Upon graduation, the Class of 2010 successfully raised $1,600 for the Micki Kedzierski Fund, with a 67% participation rate! The Class of 2011 raised $1,850 for the Doug Black Fund, with a 45% participation rate. Last but definitely not least, the Class of 2012 raised a record $2,400 for their gift (with a 76% participation rate), which was split evenly between the Sid Nelson Memorial Fund and the Dennis Lam Memorial Fund! One generous member of the Class of 2012 even successfully offered a $500 matching gift for this P-4 campaign.
You can also view a full list of scholarship funds for pharmacy students and graduate students here.