Stanley M. Reinhaus of Tucson received the first Mortar & Pestle Award from the College of Pharmacy during a recognition brunch for donors held Nov. 6.
The Mortar & Pestle Award was established by the college recently to recognize extraordinary and sustained philanthropy to the college.
“We needed a better way to recognize individuals or groups who are loyal supporters with a longstanding pattern of giving,” Dean J. Lyle Bootman says. “We have benefited over the years from the generosity of people who make regular donations to the college to nourish our scholarships and build other programs.”
Reinhaus is a 1958 alumnus of the college. He practiced in California for about a decade after graduation, and then returned to Tucson. Following some very productive investments, he became a philanthropist. He made his first donation to the University of Arizona in the mid 1980s, and has been a faithful donor since then.
In 1991, he established the Stanley M. Reinhaus Family Foundation to provide scholarships for pharmacy students. The Reinhaus Foundation now funds four scholarships per year at 13 pharmacy colleges.
“Mr. Reinhaus epitomizes the enduring commitment to philanthropy to the college and the profession that the Mortar & Pestle Award stands for,” Bootman says. “It was an honor to present this new award to him.”