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Largo philanthropists donate $10M to USF School of Pharmacy

August 16, 2019 -

The University of South Florida received a $10 million gift from the Taneja Family Foundation to name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. The donation, made through the USF Foundation, is the largest philanthropic gift to a pharmacy school in Florida, USF said in a news release. As result of the gift, the Taneja College of Pharmacy will move into the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility under construction in downtown Tampa.  The building is scheduled to open in late 2019, with pharmacy students tentatively expected to start classes there in fall of 2021. Jugal and Manju Taneja and their family own Belcher Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmacy company in Largo, and last year were the major financial donors behind a  $256 million surgical and patient tower at Florida Hospital Tampa.

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