School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Support the School

At Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, we are on track to achieve our goal of providing a high-quality pharmacy education and becoming a leader in translational/clinical research.

Our plan is to produce graduates who understand the importance of patient-centered healthcare through a comprehensive, evidence-based and integrated education that guides the student from understanding the healthy patient to dealing with complicated disease states. The importance of the pharmacist in direct patient care cannot be underestimated and we want our students to learn how to effectively manage the health of local and regional populations, especially patients with chronic disease states. 

To accomplish all this, we need to increase our partnerships with academics and scientists, with individuals and groups in government and industry, and with donors.  

We hope you will consider making a gift to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Every gift — large or small — makes a difference.

Funding priorities 

  • Binghamton Fund for the Pharmacy School

    The Binghamton Fund is the University’s annual giving program. You may designate your gift to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, providing valuable funding to address the school’s greatest needs. Together with gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends, your annual contribution to the Binghamton Fund supports pharmacy students, faculty, programs and projects.

    The online form is easy and only takes a few minutes. Simply go to the Binghamton University Foundation’s secure online giving site and complete the information requested. Be sure to designate the Binghamton Fund for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences!

    Once your transaction is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift, followed by an official tax receipt in the mail a few days later. Gifts of $1,000 or more to the Binghamton Fund within a fiscal year are recognized with membership to the Binghamton Fund Leadership Society.

  • Excellence Fund for Pharmacy Students

    The excellence fund was established in 2016 to provide financial rewards for worthy students. It will be used for partial or full scholarships to attract high-quality students, especially out-of-state applicants who are selected to attend Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    The fund will also support the school’s annual awards for high performance. In addition, it will provide travel support for students whose work has been selected for presentation (poster or platform) at a state, regional, national or international meeting.

    Scholarships are established for students wishing to enter the PharmD program. However, both PharmD and PhD students are eligible for annual school awards and travel grants.

    To make a gift to the Excellence Fund for Pharmacy Students, use our secure, online Binghamton University Foundation formIf you would prefer to mail your gift, download and complete our printable donation form and mail to:

    Binghamton University Foundation
    Gift and Donor Records
    PO Box 6005
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6005

Funding opportunities

Additional opportunities are available to donors interested in supporting the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We encourage you to contact Founding Dean Gloria Meredith at 607-777-2761 or gmeredith@binghamton.edu to discuss these and other options.

  • Endowed Dean

    The dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is responsible for leading the school through its early development and then building on that success in later years. The dean’s leadership empowers the faculty to excel in education and research.

    This $3 million endowment will provide discretionary funds to help the dean realize her vision and for expenses related to the strategic priorities of the school.

    Universities with endowed deanships have a significant advantage in retaining a talented dean or recruiting the next dean.

    The recipient holds the endowed position for the duration of his or her tenure at the University.

  • Endowed Chair, Professorship or Faculty Fellow

    An endowed chair ($2 million), professorship ($1 million) or faculty fellow (junior faculty member, $250,000), especially in rural health or geriatrics is the academic hallmark of quality and recognizes an individual’s talents and accomplishments (chair or professorship), or exceptional promise (faculty fellow) in their chosen field. These endowments are also powerful tools for retention and recruitment of faculty members and enable the school to highlight its emphasis on the health of our region.

    For the endowed chair, the recipient holds the position for the duration of his/her tenure at the University. For the endowed professorship or faculty fellow position, the recipient holds the endowed position for a minimum of 5 years and is renewable for an additional 5 years.

  • Facility Naming Opportunities

    Binghamton University is constructing a new, state-of-the-art building in Johnson City, N.Y., which will be the home for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.

    There are several naming opportunities available within this new building, including the lobby/foyer, dean's suite, laboratories, offices and classrooms.

  • White Coat Ceremony

    The White Coat Ceremony is a significant and meaningful tradition that symbolizes the students’ commitment to the profession of pharmacy and the professionalism that is expected of pharmacy students. During the ceremony, students pledge their commitment to practicing with excellence and accountability, and to always act with respect, honor and integrity.

    Your sponsorship of $10,000 per year will provide white coats for every first-year student, as well as fund the cost of the ceremony. Your/your organization’s name will be placed in every student’s white coat pocket to personally welcome them into their chosen profession. 

  • Medical Kits

    Pharmacy students are required to have a set of equipment to be used when working with patients. The necessary items (stethoscope, otoscope, sphygmomanometer and more) have been compiled into a single kit.

    Your sponsorship of 90 medical kits at $15,000 per year will provide this necessary equipment to every first-year student each year, giving to them items they will keep and use throughout their careers. 

Last Updated: 10/6/16