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From its founding, this University has had a legacy of philanthropy. In 1865, a group of Kentuckians gave of their personal resources to begin an educational institution for the Commonwealth. Due to their farsighted generosity and the investments of many others in subsequent decades, our great University of Kentucky stands today.

Through your financial support, you can be part of that rich philanthropic legacy. You can be part of our historic mission to provide education, research, outreach, and service. And you can be part of our driving vision, which is not just for a better University, but for a better Commonwealth.

Private support is more critical today than ever before. We hope you carefully consider giving to us, and we always pledge to do our part to be mindful stewards of your valuable investment.

If you would like to discuss a gift, please contact Jessica Rukavina.


Give Online

You may easily gift to any of the College of Pharmacy funds listed on our giving site. We are grateful for your support.

Give Today


While some alumni may be unable to give financially, we welcome all engagement to help support our students. See what opportunities may be available.

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Give Where it Counts

​Your investment in the College is a direct investment in our students, faculty, and staff, enabling us to continue this legacy of excellence. Your generosity ensures access to education, enriches learning opportunities, drives the development of new therapies, and improves care for the communities throughout Kentucky and beyond. 

Annual Fund

Regular contributions to Dean's Discretionary Fund are used for the greatest need, strengthening every area of the College. Annual support helps us make the College the place it is today while providing us with the resources to invest in the College of tomorrow. 

Annual giving to the departments or UK College of Pharmacy Dean's Discretionary Fund supports: 

  • Student professional development 
  • Facilities, technology, and equipment maintenance and improvement 
  • Research by students and faculty 
  • Opportunities for travel to regional and national conferences 
  • Campus lectures and presentations by prominent educators 
  • Alum outreach activities 
  • The College's ability to quickly respond to timely opportunities ​


The Harry B. Kostenbauder Professorship was established to honor the former professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the College of Pharmacy from 1967 to 1992. Dr. Kostenbauder was a recognized authority in pharmaceutical sciences. The funds from the endowment shall provide salary support, research support, program expenses, and other designated costs of the professorship.

You can support the Harry B. Kostenbauder Professorship in Pharmacy Fund on this page. 

If you'd like to give to another professorship fund that is not listed, please contact Jessica Rukavina.


The UK College of Pharmacy offers a variety of awards and scholarships for student achievement, community service, and leadership activities. If you are interested in supporting student scholarships and creating opportunities for our students – please contact Jessica Rukavina.

Travel Awards

These funds help supports student travel to enrich their educational experiences. Opportunities might include conference travel, travel for IPPEs or APPEs, and study abroad education.

Alex Nilges, Class of 2021

Gifts like yours help enable first-generation students like Alex to pursue their dreams. Your generosity has a profound impact on what our students can accomplish.

Thank You!

A few of our students created this video to thank the donors who make their education possible.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is one of the most effective methods of giving to the College of Pharmacy. There are many types of planned gifts, from a simple bequest to a charitable trust. It is essential for you to carefully select the best methods and assets for making such a gift. Gift planning will enable you to assist the College in its education, research, and service mission while reducing your burden of income, capital gains, or estate taxes. 

If you would like to discuss a planned gift, please contact Jessica Rukavina.

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We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.