AT UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES, resourceful and visionary donors recognize the correlation between their investments and our capacity to provide an outstanding education in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, occupational and physical therapy, and other leading-edge fields. Alongside our students' bright futures, these donors' legacies are beacons for future generations.
The Lilly family has always been closely connected to USciences giving. We have benefitted beyond measure from the direct support of Josiah Kirby Lilly PhG'1882, and his son, Eli Lilly II PC'1907, who in 1953 dedicated one of the largest gifts in our history to the memory of his father. Since its founding in 1937, the Lilly Endowment, Inc. has supported the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. P'38, who passed away in May, was a steadfast USciences donor throughout his life. He funded substantial scholarships in the name of William R. Jones P'42, a friend and colleague. The McNeil Science and Technology Center and the McNeil Athletic Fields bear his name and reflect his interests. Most recently, McNeil endowed a professorship that will now make possible an exciting collaborative venture.
Joseph Price Remington, an esteemed professor and, later, dean at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Sciences, made his most lasting contribution to his field with Remington: The Science & Practice of Pharmacy. This comprehensive textbook, first published in 1886, remains the gold standard of pharmaceutical science. Remington also became one of the first donors to make a major bequest to USciences, with his estate assigning the copyright for his textbook, now in its 21st edition, to the University on his death in 1918. Our Benefactors Society is now named in his honor.
The Wyeth family has paid tribute to patriarch John Wyeth PC'1854 in many ways, including a $1.2 million gift to endow a professorship, and their donation of the Wyeth Pharmaceutical archives to the USciences library before the company's 2009 merger with Pfizer.