The Annual Fund supports the APhA Foundation’s vital healthcare mission: improving people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. It is the means by which the APhA Foundation is able to help transform healthcare in ways that improve health and reduce costs.
The 1953 Society is a special fellowship of donors who give to sustain the mission of the APhA Foundation. Donors to the 1953 Society are committed to the Foundation’s exploration of new patient care models, promotion of collaboration between pharmacists and other health care providers, and strengthening of the pharmacy profession through award and scholarship programs. Gifts to the 1953 Society are critical for funding ongoing operations and providing an underpinning for future growth.
Student 1953 Society
Join the Student 1953 Society, a group of pharmacy students who show their leadership and commitment to the future of pharmacy through philanthropy.
Flagpole Memorial Update
With your help, we can honor those pharmacists who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Student Scholarship Program
The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest their time in their school’s APhA - ASP chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum.
Incentive Grants Program
The Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care is the APhA Foundation’s longest running program. Grants totaling more than $500,000 have facilitated the development of over 500 pharmacy-based projects, improving the health outcomes of thousands of patients across the country.
Ton Hoek Scholarship
The APhA Foundation has established an endowed scholarship with a goal of $25,000 to memorialize Mr. A.J.M (Ton) Hoek’s commitment to the global community of pharmacists. In his role as CEO and General Secretary of FIP, Hoek (1955-2012) built many global relationships in the pharmacist community. The Ton Hoek Endowed Scholarship will provide an annual stipend for a student or resident pharmacist from the United States to attend the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress.
Emswiller Memorial Fund
Carl F. Emswiller, Jr., was a leader in the profession of pharmacy and a pioneer in the areas of pharmaceutical care and collaborative practice. In 2010, Jewell Emswiller, Carl’s wife of 53 years, established a fund to honor her late husband's innumerable contributions to pharmacy.
Ron Williams Memorial Fund
Ronald L. Williams was a 30-year APhA staff member who held many positions within the organization. He also devoted his untiring attention to improve the health and careers of pharmacists who suffered from alcohol and chemical dependencies. In his memory, the APhA Foundation established the Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund: Supporting Student Education on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies.
Dennis and Patricia Worthen Student Fund
The Dennis and Patricia Worthen Student Fund was established to create the Dennis and Patricia Worthen APhA-ASP Presidential Award, which recognizes the tremendous leadership provided to student pharmacists by the President of the APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy (ASP) during his or her term in office. Furthermore, the award recognizes the significant personal and professional commitment by the APhA-ASP President to advance the profession of pharmacy.
Herbert Incentive Grant Fund
The Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award, distributed under the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care program, is awarded annually to a community pharmacy resident or recent pharmacy graduate who is working to expand pharmacy services for which pharmacists are compensated.
Mary Munson Runge Scholarship
The APhA Foundation has established an endowed scholarship in honor and memory of Mary Munson Runge. As a pioneer for women in pharmacy, Runge became the first female and African American president of APhA. She served for two terms from 1979 through 1981. Mary also actively supported pharmacy in her state, serving on the California State Board of Pharmacy and as president of the California Pharmacists Association.