Gerald, PHR '63 and Una Yakatan Sign Up First for Temple's New Matching Gift Challenge to Benefit the School of Pharmacy

Temple University President Richard Englert recently approved a program to match donations to the University that have been committed through a will. Through the program, donors to the University can increase their newly-documented bequest gift by 10% up to $10,000 with an additional contribution from the University.   


Temple University School of Pharmacy alumnus Gerald Yakatan '63 and his wife Una are the first bequest donors to the School of Pharmacy to increase the amount of their recently-signed Legacy Gift Statement of Intent with the additional support from the University. Their endowed scholarship fund will receive the maximum $10,000 from the University's matching funds. 


Scholarship funds are among the most critical tools on which the School of Pharmacy relies to attract aspiring pharmacists to our academic programs. With unprecedented competition among pharmacy schools, we are in a time where scholarship donations are more important than ever before. Donations to Temple University School of Pharmacy ensure the high quality of the pharmacy workforce of the future and help uphold the value of our degrees.


Matching funds are available on a first come, first serve basis, and certain restrictions apply on how matching funds can be directed by donors. Please contact Christopher Van Vessem at to learn more.