Development Officer Update

November 2020,

For UofL’s Day of Giving, we came to you and asked for your help. And YOU DELIVERED. I wanted to personally thank each of you who have stepped up to support UofL and have made a difference in the lives, education, and career journey for our students.

YOU have made a big impact! Both online and offline, the preliminary total for SPHIS for the day of giving is $55,650 from 44 special donors! We are so appreciative of this showing of support from our community, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Special thanks to Jill Bell, Tom Walton, Dean Craig Blakely, Eric Nunn and Dr. Anne Wallis for their generous support for our matching gift for the day.

Additionally, we want to thank Mr. Bob Whitaker for his generous gift of $50,000 that will be used to establish the Endowed Whitaker SPHIS Scholarship Fund in support of the Accelerated MPH Program. The distributions from the fund will be used for an annual award to support one or more SPHIS students. Scholarship applicants must meet the minimum UofL scholarship requirements and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Student Financial Aid Office through the standard evaluation process. The program seeks to support students in the Accelerated MPH Program but may be used for other students if the funds are not used by students in the Accelerated MPH program.

Bob Whitaker said, “The reason for setting up this scholarship is simple, today more than ever, it is critical to invest in public health. I work for DHL, a leading logistics company, and it is basic to our culture to use our resources to help society. DHL uses its logistics capabilities to respond to natural disasters and global public health crises. For me, something more local made sense, and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences seemed a natural choice.”

Charitable gifts do so much to advance mission of the School of Public Health & Information Science including providing scholarship funds, student aid for travel and conferences, faculty and research support, and much more. To make a gift or discuss how you can contribute in meaningful ways to support students, faculty, and the work of the school, please contact Angela Champion Sprowl, Director of Development, at 502-852-2031 or


Angela Champion Sprowl, MPA, CFRE, ’99, ‘04 | Director of Development
School of Public Health & Information Sciences | University Advancement
C: 502.821-5726

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