COVID-19 Heroes Campaign


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020, pharmacists and pharmacy team members worldwide played essential roles in addressing health care 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.

The APhA Foundation COVID-19 Heroes Campaign honors their contributions to the public health of our communities during our nation’s greatest health crisis.

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Contribution Levels - Give by June 1

The net proceeds of this initiative fund programs and resources to support public awareness of pharmacist-delivered patient care services and improvement of public health.  Recognition through an inscribed granite 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.
  • $1 - $499, provides direct support for the campaign and you will be acknowledged as a donor to the Foundation in the annual report.
  • $500 - $999, enshrines your name as a campaign supporter on a bronze plaque at APhA Headquarters.



  • $1,000, allows you to select a granite paver and inscription of your choosing to be engraved upon a 8" x 8" stone paver on the magnificent grounds of the APhA Headquarters Terrace, facing the Lincoln Memorial along the National Mall. 


  • $5,000, for a larger 32" x 16" granite paver that lines the outer edge of the APhA Terrace and engraved with your preferred inscription.
  • $15,000, dedicates a bench overlooking the APhA Terrace with your personal inscription engraved upon a bronze plaque. Only one left.





Art contest 

The selected artist will receive a commission to capture in a painted art piece pharmacists’ and pharmacy teams’ engagement within various COVID-19 response activities across the health care system and within communities. The final piece will be framed and installed at the APhA Headquarters Building, home of America’s pharmacists.

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Send us photos that visually capture pharmacy teams’ incredible contributions to COVID-19 response efforts—the people and the places where it all happened. These photos and images will be arranged into a beautiful mosaic. 

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Pharmacists called to Serve and Lead 

As we considered where to direct personal philanthropy contributions, the APhA Foundation COVID-19 Heroes campaign concept was uniquely aligned with our experiences and vision. Never before has our profession of pharmacy been so unified to respond to a public health emergency. Have you ever seen pharmacists more prominently featured nationwide to meet the needs of their patients, students, colleagues, and communities than for COVID-19? They were called to serve and lead, and they did.

Read the story from supporters Cynthia Boyle and Ray Love >>




honoring supporters and Heroes 

We recognize and honor the following individuals, organizations, family, friends, and colleagues for their contributions, dedication, and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Recognition provided on inscribed stone paver on APhA Eastern Lower Terrace


Alabama Pharmacy Association
Martin Bailey*
Belinda Ballard
Bay Street Pharmily*
Marialice Bennett and Jon Bennett
Ilisa Bernstein
Cynthia J. Boyle* and Raymond C. Love*

Sean Boynes*
Alexandra Bray and Jeffery R. Bray*
Brevard County, Florida Pharmacy Heroes*
Anna Brooklere
Johnny Brooklere
Buddy Bunche
Lauren Byrd

Dr. Krista Capehart*
Valentino Caruso and Sara Schmidt
Randall Chaffee
Denise M. Clayton
Tracy Dabbs

Meredith Dean*
Janet P. Engle Donnelly and Andrew J. Donnelly*
Nicholas Dorich, III
William Ellis
Betsy Elswick
Greg Fox*
Gretchen Garofoli
Bobby Giles

Marsha Gilbreath
Goodrich Pharmacy & Staff*
Ed Hamilton and Ann Hamilton
Alan Hewitt and Yamile Hewitt
Matt Hewitt and Kelsey Hewitt*
Michael Hewitt and Elaine Hewitt

Michael D. Hogue* and Heather Hogue
Houston Methodist Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Effort*
Ron Huening*
Elizabeth Johnson
Louise Jones
Gary Kadlec and Marie Kadlec

Kappa Epsilon Fraternity*
Alexander Knoer*
Scott J. Knoer
Kroger Health
Scarlet Lam Watson*
Jonathan Little, PharmD*
Sandra Leal and Kresta Leal
Laurrie Lorenzo
Lucinda Maine

Bill Mantell*
Martha Mazak
Dan McConaghy*
Randy McDonough
Thomas E. Menighan and Bonny Menighan
Michigan Pharmacists Association*

Kevin Musto
Nambe Pharmacy*
Northeast Ohio VAMC Pharmacists*
Audrey Newton
OSU Pharmacy Team*
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company*
Pharmacists of Michigan*
Anthony Pudlo
Rite Aid Pharmacy Teams*
Brian Robinette*
Magaly Rodriguez deBittner*
Mitchel C. Rothholz* and Julie Gerhart-Rothholz*
Jason Sapia* and Laura Sapia *
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 Tolle and Joseph Tolle
Dr. Theodore G. Tong

Towncrest Pharmacy*
Transaction Data Systems*
The Trygstad Family*
USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers
Divya Varkey and Alex C. Varkey
Brian Wall
West Virginia Pharmacists*
Dr. Brian Winbigler and Dr. Jennifer Winbigler*

Thomas Worrall
Dr. Anjanette Wyatt*