Lilly donates grant to Manchester College for pharmacy school

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Manchester College has received a $35 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to launch a new school of pharmacy.

Manchester College, a college of 1,278 students affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and based in North Manchester, Ind., said the grant would allow it to develop its first doctoral program on a campus in the nearby city of Fort Wayne, Ind. The Lilly Endowment was founded in 1937 with stock in Indianapolis-based drug maker Eli Lilly.

“We are pleased to offer this funding to Manchester College to assist it in establishing its new school of pharmacy,” Lilly Endowment VP education Sara Cobb said. “The school will further important efforts in Indiana to increase opportunities for education and careers in the [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] disciplines.”