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Catalina Rotary Club Member Bio

Jay Gandolfi

Jay Gandolfi

My Rotary Story
As a businessman in England, my wife’s father was an active Rotarian and was involved in many projects around Europe and Africa. The husband of my wife’s best friend (as a young lass in England) is turning 90, yet he has just traveled to Namibia, Africa, on a Rotary project and did a similar Rotary trip to India two years ago. They have clearly shown me the international impact of Rotary and that you are never too old to contribute.

Full Name
Allen Jay Gandolfi


Partner Name
Jan Galvin Gandolfi

Place of Birth/Hometown
San Mateo, California

How long in Tucson
46 years

Wife: Jan Galvin

Three sons:
Chris (54 yo) – computer engineer at Raytheon – one daughter (Peyton) is senior at NAU (nutrition)

Matt (52 yo) – owns home security business – one daughter (Rebeccas -ASU grad – now Investment Counselor.  One son (Nick) is sophomore at ASU (sociology)

Jason (49 yo) – rocket engineer at Raytheon – one son (Bryan) is 6th grader at Saint Peter and Paul

Current Position/Employer
46 years at University of Arizona
Emeritus Professor in the College of Pharmacy

Major Career Milestones
Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy
Education Award, Society of Toxicology
Career Award from Society of Toxicology, Metals Specialty Section
Founder’s Day Award, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Findley Russell Award, College of Pharmacy
Career Achievement Award, American College of Toxicology

When joined Catalina Rotary/Sponsor
Joined the Tucson Rotary Club on Jan 2018 with Ted Forsberg as my sponsor
Transferred to the Catalina Rotary Club in March 2023 with Ted Forsberg as my sponsor

Rotary Milestones

At Tucson Rotary
Helped setup the criteria for applicants from the proceeds of the annual car show
Did one-on-one interviews with charities applying for the car show proceeds
Helped set up the criteria for applicants for the college scholarships
Acted as a mentor to recipients of the college scholarships
Handled east-side parking at the annual car show–also disabled parking

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