Giving Spotlight: Tim Koch

Published on 21 November 2022

Employer gift matching is an easy way to increase your impact and support the future of health sciences education at the University.

Tim Koch, B.S. ’95, senior director of pharmacy practice compliance for Walmart Inc., and his wife Gina, recently seized the opportunity to triple their impact on the future of the University through Walmart Inc.'s 60th anniversary celebration that featured an employer donation match.

"When Walmart provided the opportunity to triple our gift to UHSP through their matched gift campaign, we decided to take full advantage of the opportunity and donate the maximum amount," Koch shared. "Knowing that my employer will match my gift gives me even more of an incentive to give as much as I am able.

"I grew up in a very small town in Missouri and didn’t feel like I had much opportunity to make a good living until I was introduced to the profession of pharmacy through my local drug store, and I never thought in a million years that I would be able to get the education I did and develop into the professional that I am today," Koch said. "So when I graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, it was a non-negotiable that I would give back to the college — because without the education that I received, the contacts I made and the mentorship of professors who helped me get involved in local, state and national pharmacy associations, I would not be where I am today. I owe an awful lot, not just to the college, but to the professors, staff and alumni who have supported and encouraged me. I hope that these special opportunities to give back and give more inspire other alumni to give back too."

It’s a Match

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This story was first published in the fall 2022 issue of Script Magazine. To view past issues of Script, visit the Script Magazine archive.

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