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Alumnus Donates $5 Million for New Pharmacy School Building

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – UB's new pharmacy building on the South Campus got a $5 million boost Friday from a loyal graduate of the Pharmacy School.

India native John Kapoor graduated from UB in 1972 and went on to found E.J. Financial Enterprises. Including this gift, Kapoor has given UB nearly $11 million, making him the largest individual donor.

His donations are being added to other public and private funds to renovate the former chemistry building into a high-tech pharmacy center.

Kapoor says UB is making wise investments in the top ranked Pharmacy School.

UB says the new high-tech pharmacy building, named for Kapoor, is an integral part of the Pharmacy School's eventual move to the South Campus.

Officials say any consideration of a move downtown for the school is many years in the future.