About

Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) was established as an initiative of Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) in 1993. The Foundation seeks to advance pharmacy through education, practice innovation and research focused on patient care, for the improvement and promotion of public health and public education.

During its early years, contributors known as the Founder’s Club donated a minimum $1,000 each to help launch the Foundation. Since then, MPF has awarded more than $250,000 in grant funding for projects that advance the profession; supported the future of pharmacy through more than $100,000 in student pharmacist scholarships; and developed leadership programs that equip healthcare practitioners with the skills and resources they need to lead others and the profession.

Over the years, the Foundation has embarked on many initiatives to continue leading the profession into a positive future. In addition, MPF holds events to raise funds for grant, scholarship and program support and to encourage mentoring relationships and motivate pharmacy professionals to advance their chosen profession. Be sure to visit the MPF Events and MPF Initiatives pages to read more about these efforts and how you can get involved. In addition, explore our grant and scholarship opportunities.

The Foundation also sponsors an MPA award to encourage community involvement. The Fred W. Arnold Public Relations Award is presented at the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition each year to recognize outstanding achievement and dedication to the pharmacy profession through public service and education.

MPF Annual Report
The Foundation prepares an Annual Report to provide an overview of activities for the year, recognize outgoing Trustees, highlight scholarships and grants awarded, and acknowledge generous donors. Click here to view the current MPF Annual Report. 

MPF Board of Trustees
Foundation fundraising and programs are directed by the MPF Board of Trustees. This group of pharmacy leaders meets approximately three times throughout the year, including an annual planning retreat, to organize activities of the Foundation.

The Board of Trustees holds the following responsibilities:

    •endeavor to uphold the mission of MPF: to advance pharmacy leadership, education and research, and to promote pharmacy practice to the highest level of patient care.
    •actively participate in scheduled Board meetings.
    •participate in an annual Strategic Planning Retreat.
    •attend special MPF events such as the Golf Classic, Fall Festivities, etc.
    •review, approve and direct project funding.
    •support MPF staff with fundraising projects, including onsite assistance and help in securing participants and sponsorships.
    •make an annual personal contribution at a level that is meaningful to the individual Trustee.

2019 MPF Board of Trustees
Susan DeVuyst-Miller, chair   Marie Kadlec    
Susan Erickson, treasurer
David Kalis
Larry Wagenknecht, secretary Stephanie LaPointe
Jessica Bessner, MPA president Denise Markstrom, vice-chair      
Dianne Malburg, executive director John Mohler
John Brubaker Amy Smendik
Terry Gottschall  
Ryan Greenley  
Erica Hartwig

Submit a Nomination for the Board of Trustees
Please complete the form below to submit a nomination for the MPF Board of Trustees. Or, complete a printable nomination form and return it to MPF by mail to 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933; email to Melody@MichiganPharmacists.org; or fax to (517) 484-4893. Instructions for using fillable PDF forms are available online. Officers are elected by the Board of Trustees. Nominations are due July 1 of each year and appointments are made in October/November.


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