College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Giving to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dean Pam Heaton

The vision of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is to advance human health through practice, knowledge, and research. What a vision – to advance human health! Certainly, the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have showcased society’s great need for leaders to advance human health. Pharmacy researchers participated in the basic research needed to develop new therapeutics and pharmacists worked tirelessly on the front lines, providing care to so many patients. As of June 2022, over 41,000 pharmacy locations provided 256 million COVID-19 immunizations! While this has not always been easy, the successful efforts of all researchers and practitioners have made a huge difference in the world. 

I invite you to share in this success by donating to our college. There are several ways as a friend of the college that you can contribute. You can donate to a scholarship fund. The college has several scholarship funds that you can contribute to such as the Dean’s Outstanding Pharm.D. Student Scholarship which provides an award to outstanding Pharm.D. students, based on academic excellence and overall didactic performance. There are also funds to support diverse students such the Hutton Pharmacy Scholarship which provides scholarships to African-American pharmacy students who are Toledo residents. There are also funds for graduate research students or you may elect to name your own fund. There are also funds to support the programmatic needs of the college such as the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Progress Fund. Or, you may elect to support the research enterprise through other gifting mechanisms. 

I ask you to consider donating to the college so that we can continue to educate the leaders of tomorrow who will advance health. Together, we can make a huge difference in the world.

If you are interested in any of these options or others, you can learn more and donate here.

Rocket Regards,
Dean Pam Heaton

Gifts from alumni and friends continue to have a strong impact on the success of our students and our college. Whether you support scholarship funds or become a member of the Mortar & Pestle Society, your gift is essential to the work of the college.

Scholarships and Funds

Many scholarships and funds have been established to benefit the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and our students.  The college encourages alumni to contribute to a current fund or to establish a scholarship, fund or honorarium. For a current list of scholarships and funds, please visit the following link.

Scholarships and Funds


The Mortar & Pestle Society was established to help The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences meet its educational mission and its role in the profession and the community at large. In these times of dwindling public resources, the annual gifts of the Mortar & Pestle Society members are critical to college programs and continued excellence. Member gifts provide essential funds for scholarships, faculty research support, and programs. Members are regularly informed about important developments at the College and may also assist the College with their counsel.

Each member of the Mortar & Pestle Society agrees to a contribution of $10,000 payable to the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Fund over 10 years or less. UT employees can make gifts of $1,000 per year payable over a maximum of ten years, and non-employees of UT can make their gifts of $2,000 per year over five years to the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Although cash contributions constitute the usual gift, gifts of appreciable securities, stocks, bonds, or real estate are encouraged and may offer certain tax advantages to donors. Most gifts will be unrestricted, allowing the College to respond quickly to changing needs; however, members may also designate their contributions for specific programs if they so desire. One hundred percent of a member's gift will be used for the sole benefit of the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and will constitute a charitable contribution and be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts, given with no restricted purpose, are especially encouraged. These give the University the flexibility to take advantage of special opportunities and to meet emergency needs. Income from unrestricted endowment funds will be used for priority needs determined by the University.

Designated Gifts

Donors may designate gifts, including those for unrestricted use, for a particular academic division of the University. Gifts that are restricted for a specific use, such as scholarships, may also be designated for a particular college, department or program.

Outright Gifts

  • Credit Card Gifts: Contact
  • Checks: Gifts by check should be made payable to:
    The University of Toledo Foundation
    P. O. Box 586
    Toledo, OH 43697-0586
  • Pledges: Donors may make their pledge commitments payable over several years. Contact
  • Securities: Gifts of stocks and bonds may be made to the Foundation. Please contact to learn more about how securities can be transferred to the Foundation. 
  • Real Estate and Other Personal Property: Gifts of real estate, equipment, art, jewelry and other personal property may be made to the Foundation. Such gifts will be counted at fair market value as determined by a qualified third-party appraiser, subject to IRS rules and regulations. 
  • Matching Gifts: Corporate matching gifts count toward a donor’s total giving and may significantly increase the gift’s value.

Planned Gifts

Planned or deferred gifts allow donors to make a significant gift that will benefit UToledo in the future, typically at the donor’s or beneficiary’s death. The University of Toledo Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with donors and their legal and financial advisers to establish planned gift arrangements.

In many cases, planned gifts offer donors substantial tax advantages and financial benefits, such as lowered estate tax liability or increased spendable income.  Donors should consult with their own advisers as to the specific tax consequences.

For more information on Planned Giving please email

Last Updated: 11/21/23