APhA Foundation Programs

1953 Society

Taking its name from the year the APhA Foundation was chartered, the 1953 Society is a special group of leaders at the core of pharmacy innovation who are recognized collectively for their commitment to the public benefit of keeping patients healthier.

Giving Options:

  • $162.75 per month (select "Make this a monthly recurring donation") 
  • $1953 annual contribution

1953 Society Pledge

Taking its name from the year the APhA Foundation was chartered, the 1953 Society is a special group of leaders at the core of pharmacy innovation who are recognized collectively for their commitment to the public benefit of keeping patients healthier.

Pledge your 1953 Society contribution over 12 months, quarterly, or another installment schedule.

Annual Fund

Your donation enables the APhA Foundation to continue its important health care mission to support pharmacists' ability to serve patients and improve health.

Bowl of Hygeia

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership and encourages pharmacists to take active roles in their communities.

Help sustain more than 50 years of pharmacy tradition by making a contribution to the Bowl of Hygeia endowment.

Boyle Family Scholarship Fund

Cynthia J. Boyle is Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. As a distinguished alumna of both the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, she has served as a pharmacist in community, institutional, and consultant practice. Boyle honors her late first husband, John Boyle, who had health conditions which appeared life-threatening but died unexpectedly. His care illustrates the absolute necessity for a pharmacist’s care and expertise. Boyle’s decision to fund the APhA Foundation Scholarship is rooted in her desire to honor John’s memory by supporting student pharmacists who will provide much needed patient care in their practices and communities and to acknowledge the vital support of her family.

Charles C. Thomas (Phi Lambda Sigma) Scholarship

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Charlie Thomas Scholarship by Phi Lambda Sigma as part of the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship will honor distinguished pharmacists Charles C. Thomas, RPh, FAPhA. Thomas is a 1965 graduate of the Auburn University School of Pharmacy. While a student at Auburn University, he founded Phi Lambda Sigma, the national pharmacy leadership society. Today, the society has chapters in 98 colleges and schools of pharmacy and is continuing Thomas’ vision of supporting leader development and recognizing leadership talent in student pharmacists and practitioners.

Elizabeth K. Keyes Scholarship

The Elizabeth K. Keyes Scholarship fund honors Elizabeth Keyes for 25 years of leadership fostering innovation, and advancement of the profession of pharmacy. Liz began her career in APhA’s Educational Affairs division. After numerous roles including CE Editor forAmerican PharmacySenior Director, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, she became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of APhA. She also is the Executive Director of the APhA Foundation. This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Liz’s commitment to future pharmacists. Once fully funded as an endowed scholarship, an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a student attending a U.S. college or school of pharmacy, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, pharmacy association involvement, and community service.

George F. Archambault Scholarship

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the George F. Archambault Scholarship to honor the late George F. Archambault, Ph.G., Ph.C., J.D. The scholarship was established by the Archambault Foundation in 2011. George Francis Archambault was born on April 29, 1909, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In his teenage years, Archambault worked for a Springfield pharmacist and later attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCP), where he received his PhG (1931) and PhC (1933) degrees. Archambault went on to receive his JD from Northeastern University in 1941 and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1942.

Gloria N. Francke Scholarship Fund

John A. Gans Scholarship

Juan and Esperanza Luna Scholarship

Marvin & Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship Fund

The Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship is presented annually to one (1) recipient with a scholarship of $1,000. Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad were the owners of Red Wing Corner Drug and Corner Medical Center Pharmacy. They purchased the drug store in 1968 and consolidated three additional pharmacies into the store. Corner Drug was the largest practice site in the University of Minnesota’s Pharmaceutical Care Study from 1992-1995. Corner Drug was also one of APhA’s Project IMPACT sites and has participated in numerous HMO pharmaceutical care and manufacturers’ medication studies. Joanell is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and Hamline University. She was the Mayor of Red Wing for three terms and the Lt. Governor of Minnesota from 1991-1995. They decided to fund this scholarship because of their personal commitment to assist promising pharmacy students in making their educational dreams come true. Both worked their way through college and know the significance of scholarships and financial assistance in making a college education a reality.

Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship Fund

The Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship is presented annually to one (1) recipient with a scholarship of $1,000. Mary Louise Tigue Andersen was born in Wilmington, Delaware, July 28, 1930, and received her B.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1952 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She joined her father in community pharmacy practice in Wilmington, Delaware, 1952-1970 Her career entailed numerous leadership roles in health organizations which began with her joining government service as the Public Health Advisor for the U.S. Public Health Service. Among her noted accomplishments was developing with David Krigstein the first legislation to create a community pharmacy formulary in 1964. She had many leadership roles including serving as President of Delaware Pharmaceutical Society in 1965 and serving as Vice President of APhA 1967-1968, Speaker for the APhA House of Delegates 1969-1971 as the first woman elected to that office, a member of the Pharmacists Insurance Trust board of trustees, and APhA Honorary President 1997-1998.

Mary Munson Runge Scholarship

New Practitioner 1953 Society

New practitioners can be part of the 1953 Society to help drive research and innovation at the APhA Foundation. As one of our elite group of supporters, your investment represents your commitment to building new leaders and pharmacy innovators.

You can also sponsor a new practitioner by dedicating your donation in their honor.

Giving Option: $195.30 annual contribution

Paul Pumpian Scholarship

Remington Endowment

Your donation ensures the tradition of awarding the Remington Honor Medal to pharmacy’s most well-respected leaders and supports the Remington Forum for Innovation to solve complex, medication use problems and address improving patient care outcomes nationwide.

Remington Endowment Pledge

Your donation ensures the tradition of awarding the Remington Honor Medal to pharmacy’s most well-respected leaders and supports the Remington Forum for Innovation to solve complex, medication use problems and address improving patient care outcomes nationwide.

Rothholz Family Immunization Education Fund

The Rothholz Family Immunization Education Fund provides support for pharmacists and pharmacy team members conducting vaccine activities as an educator, facilitator, or immunizer as well as advancing partnerships with local and state health officials and other members of the immunization neighborhood to improve the public health of individuals and communities.

The fund also supports activities that highlight the value of pharmacists as immunization providers, including stakeholder forums and educational material.

Student 1953 Society

Student pharmacists can be part of the 1953 Society to help drive research and innovation at the APhA Foundation. As one of our elite group of supportors, your investment represents your commitment to building new leaders and pharmacy innovators.

You can also sponsor a student pharmacist by dedicating your donation in their honor.

Giving Option: $19.53 annual contribution

Tery Baskin Scholarship

The APhA Foundation Board of Directors established the Tery L. Baskin Scholarship Fund to honor his extraordinary service to the APhA Foundation, APhA, and American pharmacy. Tery lost his battle with cancer in March 2019. Contributions are directed to an endowed scholarship in Tery’s name. Tery Baskin, PharmD, FAPhA, was passionate about the profession and the need to encourage and support students interested in making an impact on patient care and health outcomes. His lifelong commitment to the profession of pharmacy and to the success of APhA made him stand out as an amazing pharmacy leader in Arkansas and across the United States.

Women In Pharmacy Initiative

The Women in Pharmacy Initiative provides annual leadership development activities that address the interests and needs of women pharmacy professionals in addition to recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession in every area of practice.

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