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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
Lauren Byrd Dr. Krista Capehart* Valentino Caruso and Sara Schmidt
Denise M. Clayton
Tracy Dabbs Meredith Dean* Janet P. Engle Donnelly and Andrew J. Donnelly*
Nicholas Dorich, III
Bobby Giles Marsha Gilbreath Goodrich Pharmacy & Staff* Ed Hamilton and Ann Hamilton HealthBeacon* 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*
Gary Kadlec and Marie Kadlec Kappa Epsilon Fraternity* Alexander Knoer* Scott J. Knoer