ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) announced today that an anonymous donor has made an estate gift to the College with a projected value of $3 million. The gift is the largest bequest in the history of the school and will be used to establish a scholarship fund for ACPHS students.
Upon making the gift, the donor issued the following statement: "Though I did not attend ACPHS, I had family members who did, and they often shared fond memories of their time at the College. It feels good to know that this scholarship will help future students make similar memories, and ultimately, go on to do great things in service to their communities."
"We are extraordinarily grateful for this gift," said Greg Dewey, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. "As an institution, we work hard to make an ACPHS education accessible to all students, regardless of their economic backgrounds. This gift will help further these efforts by providing additional scholarship support to deserving students."
"The generosity of our donors has been instrumental in helping generations of students fulfill their dreams of attending ACPHS," said Vice President of Institutional Advancement Vicki DiLorenzo. "This gift continues that legacy and raises the bar in a way that is truly inspiring."
About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and advancing innovative research that translates scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers six bachelor's programs and five graduate programs in the health sciences. The College's main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont. For more information, please visit www.acphs.edu.