Dr. Gasper Lazzara says he promised less than half that amount and that students on his scholarships reneged on commitments to him. The university and dental students see things differently.
By Jennifer Brown
Denver Post Staff Writer
A Florida donor in a dispute with the University of Colorado over a $95.7 million commitment to the dental school and its students now says he never promised that much money.
'I'm not stroking a check for $95 million over 30 years,' Dr. Gasper Lazzara said Tuesday. 'They put that out as a press release without me knowing.'
CU announced three years ago that Lazzara's gift would jump-start an orthodontics program and pay for a high-tech dental school at the Fitzsimons campus in Aurora."