Donor Archive

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is grateful to the many donors who continue to support its students and innovative practice and research programs.

Please explore the donor profiles on this page to learn more about how some of the School of Pharmacy's supporters demonstrate their commitment and dedication to the School. There are many ways to support the School of Pharmacy and make an investment in the future of the profession.


Pinco is Special Supporter of Specialization
Originally Published in Capsule (Summer 2013)
Research into excipients – the binders, fillers, and other inactive ingredients in pharmaceuticals – is an area that has not always been a popular field of specialization for pharmacy students, but Robert Pinco, BSP, JD, is trying to change that. In 2012, Pinco, a member of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors, endowed a scholarship in industrial pharmaceutics for graduate and post-doctoral students working in pharmaceutics and excipient research.

Setting An Innovative Example
Originally Published in Capsule (Fall 2012)
As a pioneer and leader in the field of institutional pharmacy services, Ellen Yankellow, PharmD, feels a great responsibility to support the industry. One of the ways she demonstrates this strong commitment has been her ongoing support of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, from which she earned a BS in 1973 and a doctoral degree in 1996.

Honoring Her Parents and Student Commitment
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2012)
For PharmD candidates seeking to enter the field of pharmaceutical health services research, a second doctoral degree is often recommended. And while it can be a worthwhile undertaking, it is also arduous to obtain.

Delivering Gifts and Novel Drugs
Originally Published in Capsule (Summer 2011)
Nipun Davar, PhD '96, MSc, MBA, believes in giving back. The pharmaceutical scientist from India is grateful for the education he received at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the opportunities he has been offered.

Man with a Plan, Levi Shares Success
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2011)
Hardworking and driven, Mark Levi, BSP '70, has always had a plan. "I believe in creating my own destiny," says Levi, an enthusiastic advocate for community Pharmacy, a profession he has practice for the last 40 years.

'Never Too Busy' to Help Others, Williams Remembered
Originally Published in Capsule (Summer 2010)
For Thomas G. Williams Sr., PharmD '99, BSP '80, being a pharmacist was more than a profession. It was an opportunity to serve others, says his son, Thomas Williams Jr., PharmD '06, RPh.

Remembering Crovo's Compassion
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2010)
Terry Crovo, BSP '80, was an excellent pharmacist who specialized in the practice of oncology pharmacy. With the help of a student award recently endowed by his widow, Patricia Barditch-Crovo, MD, BSP '78, he will be remembered not just for his knowledge and skills, but also for the passion and humanity he brought to his work.

Guiding Light: Whether It's Raising Knowledge or Funds, Martin Mintz Shines
Originally Published in Capsule (Summer 2009)
For more than 40 years, Martin Mintz, BSP, PD, has been among the most loyal supporters of the School of Pharmacy.

In Memory of 'Doc' Lykos
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2009)
Affectionately known as “Doc,” Nicholas Lykos, BSP ’59, ran the Lykos Pharmacy on York Road in Timonium from 1960 until 2001, when he died of heart failure at age 70.

Conquering the Bumps in the Road
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2008)
In 1941, John Scigliano arrived at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy eager to start his teaching assistantship in chemistry. He met B. Olive Cole, PhD, JD, the first female full professor at the School, who immediately informed him that the position had been filled, but that there was a job in bacteriology.

Giving Throughout the Decades
Originally Published in Capsule (Winter 2008)
Graduates of the School of Pharmacy enjoy staying involved with the School and its students. That involvement takes many forms, from financial support and precepting and mentoring students, to taking on the challenges of planning class reunions or events for pharmacy professional organizations.

Yaffe Pharmacy Legacy Lives on in Scholarship
Originally Published in Capsule (Fall 2006)
In 1973, when Leslie [Yaffe] Solomon was 32, her father’s Potomac, Md., community pharmacy burned to the ground. To the Yaffe family, it was more than just a building. For Morris and his wife, Edna, and their children, Leslie, Bruce, and Samuel Yaffe, the pharmacy was like a member of the family.

Leaving A Legacy
Originally Published in Capsule (Spring 2006)
Three School of Pharmacy alumni recently established endowed scholarships to remember relatives who had an impact on their life and education.

Clay Warrington, BSP '58
Originally Published in Capsule (Fall 2005)
On Oct. 20, Clay Warrington, BSP ’58, was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the School of Pharmacy at the 2005 Founders Week Gala for his extraordinary commitment to the University of Maryland, Baltimore as a volunteer, advocate, and philanthropist.

Advancing Research
Originally Published in Capsule (Spring/Summer 2005)
Jerome (BSP '49, DDS '59) and Mitzie Holen Schwartz (AB Pharmacy '49) worked as pharmacists for a number of years.