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giving societies

In recognition of our most generous donors, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis has established leadership giving societies. Membership in these societies is renewable based on gifts made or facilitated by an individual and their spouse.
Organization matching gifts count toward membership if they are received or verified within the calendar year.

Mortar and Pestle Society

UHSP gratefully acknowledges the continued contributions of our donors. Your support helps ensure a quality education and expands student and faculty opportunities at the University.

By making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will become a member of the Mortar and Pestle Society. Lifetime membership starts at $10,000 in cumulative giving.

  • Invitations to exclusive, complimentary annual events like the spring dinner and winter reception
  • A prominent listing in the UHSP annual honor roll
  • Communication including campus news, updates on University activities and regional and campus events
  • A dedicated advancement staff member to support your philanthropy throughout the year
Image of 2022 Mortal and Pestle award

See What Your Gift Can Accomplish


Sends a student to a professional conference


Can pay for an entire APPE module for one student


Starts an endowed scholarship providing financial assistance to students for years to come

Members of the M&P Society

1864 Society

Named in honor of the founding of University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, the 1864 Society recognizes supporters who have made a major commitment to the University. Such giving plans might be made through a will or trust, a life-income plan such as a charitable gift annuity, designating UHSP as the beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement plan or other special planned gifts.

Members of the 1864 Society build on the past by making a mark on our future. They are a distinguished part of the UHSP community, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to academic excellence and making a difference in the life of every student.

  • An invitation to the exclusive 1864 Society Brunch hosted by the President of the University
  • A prominent listing in UHSP’s annual honor roll
  • Communication including campus news, updates on UHSP activities and regional and campus events
  • A dedicated advancement staff member to support your philanthropy throughout the year

Women’s Giving Initiative

The Women’s Giving Initiative (WGI) is a group of alumnae, pharmacy professionals and community leaders invested in making an impact on the lives of students at UHSP. By joining resources, members contribute to the academic and personal well-being of students by supporting programs that provide opportunities to enhance their professional and personal skills.

Join us in supporting the next generation of health care leaders. All gifts are greatly appreciated, and dollars raised each calendar year will support students during the following academic year. Those who donate $1,000+ during the calendar year are considered voting members and are invited to meet each spring to determine how the funds raised from the previous year will be used.

  • Student Research Fund to create on-campus opportunities for students with an interest in research.
  • Student Opportunities Fund to help students engage in personal and professional development opportunities like conferences, international rotations or career development programs.
  • Student Emergency Fund to support students during an unexpected time of need like a natural disaster, family illness or medical emergency, so they can continue their education.
  • Career Services
  • Student Well-being
  • Invitation to WGI-sponsored social and professional development events throughout the year
  • Donors who give at the $1,000+ level annually receive free or reduced admission to WGI-sponsored events and will be recognized as a part of UHSP’s Mortar and Pestle Society
  • Opportunities to network with fellow women leaders interested in philanthropy
  • Ability to directly impact the lives of students
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are a part of an empowered group of women who desire to make a difference in the lives of UHSP students
Women's Giving Initiative breakfast from 2023 Reunion Weekend.

your gift makes a difference

Your tax-deductible gift will help shape the future of health care education. Please show your support.