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.
The mission of Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) is to advance pharmacy leadership, education and research, and to promote pharmacy practice to the highest level of patient care.
During its first four 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 $200,000 in grant funding for projects that advance the profession; supported the future of pharmacy through more than $75,000 in student pharmacist scholarships; and developed leadership programs that equip young 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 MPA events calendar to browse for any upcoming events, and don't forget to explore our grant 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.
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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:
2014 MPF Board of Trustees
|Carrie Germain, chair||Susan Erickson|
|Charlie Mollien, vice-chair||Keith Gaede|
|Jim Vander Linde, treasurer||Marie Kadlec|
|Larry Wagenknecht, secretary||John Ochs|
|David Bach||Cherie Reynolds|
|John Brubaker||Ed Szandzik|
|Phil Early||Richard Tuttle|
Please visit the nominations page 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; e-mail to Kristen@MichiganPharmacists.org; or fax to (517) 484-4893. Officers are elected by the Board of Trustees. Nominations are due Sept. 1 of each year and appointments are made in October.
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.
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Thank you to the following 2013 MPF donors. Your support of both the pharmacy profession and the Foundation is sincerely appreciated.
Diamond Mortar and Pestle Club ($10,000 +)
|Jeff and Dianne Miller||James Vander Linde|
|James Richards||Andrew Young|
Platinum Mortar and Pestle Club ($5,000-$9,999)
|Grant Brown||David Poirer|
|Donald Coon||Larry and Amy Wagenknecht|
Gold Mortar and Pestle Club ($1,000-$4,999)
|Michael Anderson||Paul Jensen|
|Robert Armstrong||Timothy Kirk|
|Brian Baars||Margaret Malovrh|
|David Bach||Gordon McNeill|
|Greg and Rose Baran||Karen Miron|
|James Bock||John Ochs|
|John Brubaker||Todd Raehtz|
|Megan Buchinger||Chresteen Reuter|
|Mary Burkhardt||Gerald Rodgers|
|Heather Christensen||Jeffrey Rowe|
|Larry Cowden||Michael and JoAnn Sanborn|
|Michael Crowe||Jack Schick|
|William Drake||Frederick Schmidt|
|Stephen Durst||Harvey Schmidt|
|Stephen Ehardt||Carol Stutrud|
|Terry Ensign||Mary Summers|
|Rema Farran||La Vone Swanson|
|Herman Fishman||Brian Swartz|
|Keith Gaede||Edward Szandzik|
|Rick and Carrie Germain||Michael Toscano|
|William Green||Dale Tucker|
|Jennifer Hagerman||Jim Tussey|
|Philip Hagerman||Richard Tuttle|
Silver Mortar and Pestle Club ($500-$999)
|Oliver Aldridge||James Lile|
|Leah Ball||Richard Lucarotti|
|Jeffrey Bates||Karen Mankowski|
|James Bebb||Abi Masha-Moss|
|Roger Beckley||Patrick McKercher|
|Robert Boyko||Ronald Melaragni|
|Thomas Bradley||John Mohler|
|Gerry Colby||Ellen Munro|
|Stephen Czerkes||Frederick Nelson|
|Timothy Davidson||Peter Niedbala|
|Susan DeVuyst-Miller||Mary O'Connell|
|William Dudewicz, Jr.||Ruth Opdycke|
|Michael Elenich||Robert Phetteplace|
|Kathleen Engstrom||Derek Quinn|
|Pam Farley||Cherie Reynolds|
|Kevin Foster||Joan Rider-Becker|
|Kae French||Carmel Schwalm|
|Patrick Gavin||Rodney Sharp|
|Debbie Gustafson||Patricia Smeelink|
|Robert Herbst||Christopher Smith|
|William Himelberger||Geralynn Smith|
|Robert Hodges||Thomas Spoelman|
|David Jasperse||Sandra Taylor|
|Karen Jonas||Jeffrey VanWormer|
|Paul Keckonen||Kari Vavra|
|Suzanne Keeley||William Walker|
|Katina Kendall||Steven Ware|
|Thomas Klaasen||Gary Wesley|
|Anne Kozal||Kristy Withrow|
Bronze Mortar and Pestle Club ($100-$499)
|Joseph Alessi||Deanna Groeneweg||Joseph Romph|
|David Allen||Jonida Hackovija||Robert Rowe|
|Ryan Bickel||Paul Hammerly||Nada Saad|
|Wanda Blount||Nabil Henein||Douglas Samojedny|
|Denise Bluhm-Heise||Lisa Herz||Donald Sang|
|Richard Braidwood||Ralph Heuerman||Mary Schaefer|
|Kathleen Brown||Anthony Hunter||Randal Schmidt|
|Hope Broxterman||John Jenner||Julie Schrantz|
|Linda Bubenko||Craig Jones||Katie Seino|
|Catherine Canham||David Kalis||Melody Shanbaum|
|James Carpenter||Thomas Kennedy||Pamela Siebenaller-Rose|
|Diane Chancey||Paul Kersh||Glenn Sievert|
|Jennifer Chesser||Ann Kluck||Lindsay Simonetti|
|Patricia Cole||Ronald Knoth||Amy Smendik|
|Randy Cole||Terri Koehler||Michael Smith|
|George Corcoran||David Kops||Richard Sobak|
|Kathleen Dantes||Rodney LaPointe||Fadi Sobh|
|Philip Dast||Stephanie LaPointe||James Steward|
|Linda DeLaura||Christopher LeFave||Linda Strausbaugh|
|Michael Delpiere||Joseph Leonard||Mary Szczerbinski|
|Lori Dettloff||Kenneth Manley||Theodore Toland|
|Ronald Devers||Washdev Mata||Beth Tomac|
|Kirk Diamond||Joe McQueen||Thomas Tomaski|
|Thomas Dillon||Neal Miller||Garry Turner|
|Raymond Dorhout||Larry Mizelle||William Urfer|
|Allison Drake||Suit Moy-Sandusky||Ellen Vanstee|
|Robert Dunsky||Paul Mylenek||Paul Walker|
|Douglas Ettema||Martin Newman||Kenny Walkup Jr.|
|Ali Fakih||James O'Donnell||Marshall Wehr|
|Susan Fehr||Evangelia Pallas||Stephan Wilcox|
|Martha Fisher||Allan Passerman||Trey Williams|
|Steven Fountain||Nichole Penny||Shelly Wolverton|
|Howard Garvin||Susan Petty||Henry Yee|
|Lindsey Ghiringhelli||Patrick Quinn||Lloyd Young|
|Elaine Greenhow||Eric Roath||Maria Young|
|Nicholas Greiner||Jill Robinson||Frank Zaran|
|Jonathan Grice||Mark Rohde||Sandra Zori|
Contributor's Club ($0-$100)
|Jeffrey Ackerman||Tonya Hauck||Stephanie Patten|
|Aimee Alimboyoguen||Chad Henderson||Keith Patterson|
|Linda Almassy||David Hergott||Susan Pennell|
|Rosilyn Andrews||Sandra Hickey||Joshua Petersen|
|Robert Angonese||Karolyn Horn||Mindy Prasad|
|Katie Axford||Donald Jacks||Colleen Robinson|
|Marie Ayoub||Marilyn Jen||Neil Robinson|
|Soukaina Ayoub||Tyler Jenema||Cynthia Rowe|
|Brandon Beaver||Horace Johns||Claire Saadeh|
|Robert Bell||Neil Johnson||Sara Sabir|
|Keith Binion||Alexa Jones||Lisa Salvati|
|Joseph Blumenthal||Elizabeth Kereji||Kiela Samuels|
|Karen Bochinski||Karen Kersh||Noreen Schira|
|Janna Brenner||Hassan Khreizat||Wayne Seiler|
|Teresa Breslin||John Kossak||Lindsey Sims|
|Vicky Bright||Kristen Kozlowski||Catherine Smith|
|Barry Brown||Claudia Kurzawa||Ella Smith|
|Shalonda Byrd||Daniel Kusk||Kaitlyn Smith|
|Nofal Cholag||Kevin Kwan||Kathryn Spinniken|
|Diana Cooper||Kirsten Lamb||Daniel Stayer|
|Jonathon Covyeou||Elizabeth Laswell||Michael Stephan|
|Timothy Criner||Hetty Lima||Betty Steward|
|Marie Culver||Bridget Long||Holly Stos|
|Sarah Dankert||Adam Loyson||Jacqueline Stratton|
|Roberta Davis||Nadwa Makke||Casey Sullivan|
|Coral Dunnings||Michael Mankowski||Jason Taylor|
|Connie Durance||Lori Mann||Keith Thomas|
|Brenda Duso||Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk||Rachel Trombley|
|Angela Eiler||Jim Marleau||Janet Urfer|
|Timothy Ekola||Marilen Martinez||Teresa Vigor|
|Kimberly Faistenhammer||Tamara Mason||Mark Wagner|
|Timothy Findley||Cathy Meagher||Linda Webb|
|Marjorie Fisher||Heather Meyers||Christopher Weeks|
|Linda Freeborn||Kathryn Milanowski||Scott Wheeldon|
|Olivia Garavaglia||Kimberly Monteyne||Kyle Wilhelm|
|Justin Gensel||Theresa Mozug||Dana Woityra|
|Glenn Glaser||Ryan Nolan||Tesfaye Yadeta|
|Lynn Glaser||Delores Norton||Joe Younan|
|Terry Gottschall||Victoria Oliver|
|Joan Grubbs||Cheryl Parker|
|Mark Gustafson||Monica Parker|
The Foundation Adopt-a-Student program provides an opportunity for student pharmacists to connect with experienced, practicing pharmacy professionals to network, develop potential long-term mentors and gain valuable advice for their future career. The program also provides an opportunity for current practitioners to learn fresh, new ideas from up-and-coming pharmacists and to have an impact on the future of the profession by instilling knowledge in those who are just beginning their journey in pharmacy.
If you are registering for the 2014 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, consider adopting a student! One ticket can be purchased for $100, and two can be purchased for $175, with your Annual Convention registration. Your Adopt-a-Student payment is 100 percent eligible as a charitable contribution under IRS rules. A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax records. If payment is made to MPA and/or is made with a credit card, the payment will not be eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.
Student registration for the Adopt-a-Student program closed on Jan. 26, 2014.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Adopt-a-Student program, please contact Allison Drake, MPA director of marketing, at (517) 377-0241 or Allison@MichiganPharmacists.org.
The Foundation launched its first ever Capital Campaign in 2010 to fund three primary objectives: leadership and management training and support; scholarships for education and experiential development; and innovations in practice. The financial goal of the Campaign is to raise $1.5 million over five years.
In 2010, the Michigan Joint Commission on Pharmacy Practice was struck with a realization: in order to continue moving this profession forward, it was imperative to develop more pharmacy leaders and business experts. Certainly, with outside forces affecting how we do business and the health of our communities continually declining, it was time to pull together all our resources and our collective brainpower to take control and make a difference, for our profession, for our communities and for our future.
All over the state, pharmacy partners quickly took notice and took action. The decision of the Foundation was to build a home for that imperative leadership development, and a Capital Campaign to fund its creation and programming was launched. After a successful first round of fundraising, the Robinson Leadership Center was established.
The Foundation believes in empowerment, engagement, education and action, and one thing’s for certain: we’re stronger when we work together. And that’s why we need you. Your involvement is crucial. We’re stronger when we all decide that now is the time to take action. Join us today.
Consider making a long-term pledge or a simple, one-time gift to the Foundation. Click here to access the pledge form. Fill out the form, print and fax to (517) 484-4893. For additional information regarding the Capital Campaign, please contact Dianne Miller, MPF executive director, at (517) 377-0223.
For more information on the Capital Campaign, please visit the Campaign page.
In conjunction with the 2014 MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) is partnering with a new charitable giving organization. This year, the Foundation has chosen to support Operation Care Package Michigan, an organization dedicated to supporting men and women who are serving our country. The organization puts together care packages based on military troops’ wish lists and then sends them to troops that are deployed overseas.
Please support the efforts of Operation Care Package Michigan by bringing an item from their wish list with you to the Annual Convention, Feb. 28-March 2 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Wish list items include beef jerky, batteries, hard candy, cough drops, dental floss, disposable razors, saline nose spray, socks (black, brown or green), toilet paper, zip lock bags, energy or granola bars, fast food sauce packets, Tylenol or Advil, trail mix, t-shirts, small stuffed animals, moist towelettes, etc. A full list of items on the wish list can be found online.
Monetary donations to the organization will go toward supporting a soldier or purchasing items to put into a care package. To purchase one care package, $15 is all it takes. To support a soldier for six months, it’s just $90 and to support a soldier for a year, it’s $180. If you cannot bring items to include in care packages with you to the Convention, please consider making a monetary contribution.
All items or monetary donations can be brought to the Mackinac Ballroom on Level 5 of the Detroit Marriott. Should you have any questions regarding this MPF initiative, please contact Director of Marketing Allison Drake at Allison@MichiganPharmacists.org.
From 2010-2013, the Foundation launched a personal care donation drive in conjunction with the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition to assist families in need. Pharmacy professionals and others from around the state donated personal care items for those who are in need. This is just one way that that Foundation and Michigan pharmacy professionals are reaching out to care for patients and those who need support and encouragement.
The Foundation sent out communications to MPA members regarding the donation drive, where to bring donations, when donations will be accepted and what items they are in need of.
All donated items were given to Michigan-based charities. A few of the local charities that received items in the past include Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission, Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (C.O.T.S.), Detroit Area School Programs, St. Cecelia and St. Leo Homeless Shelters, AIDS Partnership of Michigan and organizations supporting homeless veterans.
The Foundation's Stuff the Bus drive collected and donated more than 3,000 pounds of items to those in need.
In 2012, one of the projects that emerged from MPA’s Strategic Planning Retreat involved the creation of leadership programs. MPF made the decision to develop a new comprehensive leadership academy to help accomplish this project, attract new participants and offer an improved format that better fits the busy schedule of a new practitioner.
The Young Practitioner Leadership Academy is a year-long program aimed at developing a class of young practitioners equipped and motivated to lead others and the profession in the years ahead. The program consists of face-to-face workshops, monthly online webinars and ongoing chat forums facilitated by Academy faculty and MPA staff.
To be eligible for the Academy, a pharmacist must be licensed for 10 or fewer years. Pharmacists from all practice settings are welcome to apply. Leadership Academy participants will be selected by MPA and MPF on the basis of the following considerations:
The tuition fee to participate in the year-long Academy is $1,000. An application for the 2014-15 class will be available in the summer of 2014.
For additional information regarding the Academy, please contact Larry Wagenknecht, MPF chief executive officer, at (517) 377-0226 or Larry@MichiganPharmacists.org.
The second class of YPLA participants began their journey through the year-long leadership program in September 2013. The new class of participants is listed below.
This event is held during the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. The Charity Auction serves as one of the main attractions of the Convention, offering unique items and experiences, such as vacation packages, themed baskets, sporting event tickets, autographed memorabilia, jewelry and more. Attendees have the opportunity to bid on available items or take advantage of the Buy it Now option. If you'd like to contribute an item or donation to the MPF Charity Auction, please complete a donation form.
This event, held in conjunction with Michigan Pharmacy PAC, occurs in June each year. This fun, unique event offers the opportunity for participants to benefit two organizations that support the profession of pharmacy. In addition to a round of golf, attendees enjoy continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, access to the putting green and practice range, various contests and an awards ceremony. There are also sponsorship opportunities available for this event.
This event serves as an opportunity for pharmacy professionals, friends of pharmacy, current and past donors, and trustees to gather in support of the Foundation. The Gala has varied from year to year, but generally includes h’ors d’oeuvres, beverages, dinner and a brief presentation to honor Foundation donors. The 2013 MPF Gala also served as a 20th anniversary celebration for the Foundation.
The Foundation typically holds a fundraiser in the fall of each year. In the past, the Foundation has held a Chili Cook-off as well as a Fall Fest event. Fall Fest featured a Chili Cook-off as well as a marketplace with a variety of vendors and a Kids Korner with supervised activities. Chili was served in sample sizes and attendees voted for their favorites with donations that benefited MPF activities. Attendees also had the opportunity to browse through a marketplace with a variety of vendors, such as Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Chloe + Isabel Jewelry, Thirty-One bags and Pampered Chef. Vendors supported the Foundation by contributing products for the MPF Charity Auction in February or donating a portion of their sales.
For more information on the Foundation, please contact MPA Chief Operations Officer Dianne Miller at (517) 377-0223 or Dianne@MichiganPharmacists.org.