Bob Graham Center Names Lastinger Center Founder,
Allen Lastinger, as 2018 Citizen of the Year

The Bob Graham Center recently honored Allen Lastinger’s many philanthropic contributions, including the founding and continued championing of the UF Lastinger Center.

Allen Lastinger was named as someone who “exhibits a commitment to the common good and a dedication to making Florida a better place to live and work.”

The Bob Graham Center stated the following about Allen Lastinger:

“As UF alumni, Lastinger and wife, Delores, donated $2 million to the College of Education, the largest gift in the college’s history, to create the Lastinger Center for Learning.
Since its start, The Lastinger Center has created a burgeoning network of under-resourced schools that work to improve student achievement, teacher practice, principal leadership and parental engagement. The center’s innovations, such as Algebra Nation and Early Learning Florida, are providing high-quality training to educators in virtually every community in the state.”