Pharmacy Schools Benefit from Big Spending Donors

Big spender Walmart recently gave $50,000 dollars to a pharmacy school in Wisconsin, one of many donations made by the company in the last year.

The school of pharmacy at Concordia University received the donation as a way to help the school purchase much needed equipment for a lab at the school.

The grant provided by the Walmart Foundation was administered to the pharmacy school through the State Giving Program. In a press release from Concordia University, the Executive Dean of the Pharmacy School said, “We are very grateful for this Walmart contribution. It allows us to purchase a sophisticated piece of equipment in our compounding laboratory to provide our students with the best contemporary pharmacy education possible.”

Walmart is the owner of one of the most popular pharmacy chains in the country, offering deep discounts on prescription medications whenever possible. The Walmart Foundation is a philanthropic section of the company that gave millions to non-profit organizations and charities last year. The company is no stranger in the world of pharmacy schools, either.

Walmart partnered with the University Of Charleston School Of Pharmacy for a blood sugar screening event last summer and sponsors a “welcome back” picnic for college students at the University of New Mexico’s School of Pharmacy. In fact, the Walmart foundation donated over $1.5 million dollars in the last 12 days of 2011 in partnership with Facebook for the “12 days of giving” event.

The school of pharmacy at Concordia University will use the donation to ensure that its students gain a better understanding in their laboratory settings through the newly purchased equipment. The State Giving program donated more than $10 million to the state of Wisconsin last year alone, not counting the $50,000 gifted to the pharmacy school.

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  1. SocialSave says:

    Pharmacy Schools Benefit from Big-Spending Donors…

    A big donation from the Walmart Foundation helped a WI pharmacy school this year; the latest in millions of dollars donated by the company….

  2. pligg.com says:

    Pharmacy Schools Benefit from Big-Spending Donors…

    A big donation from the Walmart Foundation helped a WI pharmacy school this year; the latest in millions of dollars donated by the company….