COVID-19 Heroes Campaign


The APhA Foundation COVID-19 Heroes Campaign honors pharmacists, pharmacy team members, and loved ones who have and are making significant contributions to the public health of our communities during our nation’s greatest health crisis - the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The campaign will memorialize the contributions of all pharmacists and pharmacy team members, as vital members of the healthcare team, and recognize the contributions of all impacted by COVID-19.

We offer this special opportunity to recognize pharmacists, pharmacy team members and loved ones at APhA headquarters in our nation’s Capital – the home of American pharmacy.



inscribed paver

On the magnificent grounds facing the Lincoln Memorial along the National Mall, you can select a paver and inscription of your choosing to be engraved upon a 8" by 8" stone paver within APhA’s Eastern Lower Terrace. In addition to individuals, organizations or companies are welcome to select a larger 32" by 16" stone paver that lines the outer edge of the Eastern Lower Terrace to have the name of your pharmacy or organization inscribed in a larger format. Recognition through an inscribed paver as part of this campaign will enshrine an individual or organization’s service to patients and demonstrate your appreciation for their role in supporting our nation and pharmacy profession through these challenging times.


Several levels of contribution comprise the COVID-19 Heroes Campaign.

  • Contribution Levels
    • $1 - $499, will provide direct support for the campaign and you will be acknowledged as a donor to the Foundation in the annual report.
    • $500 - $999, will enshrine your name as a supporter of the campaign on a bronze supporter plaque to be installed inside the APhA Headquarters building.
    • $1,000, will allow for the selection of your preferred 8" x 8" paver location, submission of an inscription, and recognition on the bronze campaign recognition plaque.
    • $5,000, for a larger 32" x 16" paver will allow for selection of your preferred paver location around the edge of the eastern lower terrace, submission of an inscription, and recognition on the bronze campaign recognition plaque.
    • $15,000, will allow for dedication of a bench overlooking the eastern lower terrace, submission of an inscription, and recognition on the bronze campaign recognition plaque. Please inquire; only two available.



We recognize our Heroes and Supporters

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020, pharmacists and pharmacy team members worldwide played essential roles in addressing healthcare needs of individuals and communities, many times at their own risk. These heroes, along with other members of our communities, banded together to battle this devastating global crisis. We recognize and honor individuals, organizations, family, friends, and colleagues for their contributions, dedication, and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Jessica Alonso
Martin Bailey
Bay Street Pharmacy
Ilisa Bernstein
Cynthia Boyle and Raymond Love
Sean Boynes
Johnny Brooklere
Lauren Byrd
Denise M. Clayton
Tracy Dabbs
Meredith Dean
Janet P. Engle Donnelly and Andrew J. Donnelly
Nicholas Dorich, III
Ed Hamilton and Ann Hamilton
Michael D. Hogue and Heather Hogue
Houston Methodist Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Effort
Gary Kadlec and Marie Kadlec
Alexander Knoer
Scott J. Knoer
Scarlet Lam Watson
Sandra Leal and Kresta Leal
Lucinda Maine
Bill Mantell
Dan McConaghy
Michigan Pharmacists Association
Pharmacists of Michigan
Mitchel C. Rothholz and Julie Gerhart-Rothholz
Jason Sapia and Laura Suarez-Hewitt
Paul Schiff
Grace Shinn
Pam Schweitzer and Paul Schweitzer
Steven Simenson and Wendy Simenson
Skippack Pharmacy COVID Task Force
Ralph Sorrell and Rebecca Sorrell
Theresa L. Tolle and Joseph Tolle
The Trygstad Family
USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers
Divya Varkey and Alex C. Varkey
Brian Wall
West Virginia Pharmacists
Brian Winbigler and Jennifer Winbigler
Anjanette Wyatt
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Receive an invitation to attend the September 26 COVID-19 Heroes dedication event at APhA when you sign up for a paver and/or plaque recognition by August 1.


Questions? Please contact Other campaign elements will be announced in the coming months. 


The net proceeds of this initiative fund the ability of the APhA Foundation to conduct programs and develop resources to support public awareness of pharmacists’ patient care services and improvement of public health. Funds given to this campaign will be split evently into a restricted account to maintain and implement future elements of the campaign and an unrestricted account to maintain pavers for up to 10 years and implement elements of the campaign. The APhA Foundation, as the charitable arm of APhA, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, ID 52-6039142. All donations are tax-deductible per current US IRS tax law.