For the 6th year in a row, our alumni, faculty, friends, and staff surpassed the $50,000 Crisafi Challenge goal! With over $130,000 raised during the 2020 Crisafi Challenge, the best and brightest students can continue to be brought to our campuses.
We are excited to announce the 2021 Crisafi Challenge will be held from October 1-10, 2021. As we set our dollars-raised back to zero and build towards $50,000 once again, every gift is important. A gift can be made to the Crisafi Challenge Scholarship Fund at any time, impacting recruitment scholarships for future Gator Pharmacists. To make a gift, click here. Thank you for all that you continue to do in support of our students and the Crisafi Challenge.
The Crisafi Challenge was created to raise scholarship dollars for deserving and highly-qualified students wanting to attend the UF College of Pharmacy. Every dollar, each year, is used to attract the best and brightest future pharmacists. With your support, we are able to provide the necessary resources for these students to be successful on campus and prepare them to enter the workforce as future leaders in pharmacy. As we prepare to launch into our 7th year, we have raised over $550,000 and awarded scholarships for 72 students thanks to the support of alumni and friends - Thank you for all you have done to make this such an innovative and successful program!
A 1956 graduate of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Bob Crisafi made his way to Florida looking for the best Pharmacy education in the country. As an out-of-state student, Dr. Bob relied on scholarship support from philanthropic donors to make his dream a reality. Since graduation, he has never lost the connection to the UF College of Pharmacy and has given back annually since the 1960s, repaying the support he received and paying-it-forward for future generations of Gator Pharmacists. As the college continued its rise in the national rankings, there was a need for scholarship dollars to recruit the best and brightest students who will take the college to the highest level. Dr. Bob wanted to provide these resources for the college; but he didn’t want to do it alone. In starting the Crisafi Challenge, Dr. Bob created a way for alumni and friends to effectively double their impact! With the response from donors, the Challenge has now grown to $50,000 in 10 days. Dr. Bob asks you to answer his Challenge again this year and support the next generation of Gator Pharmacists!