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 $270,000 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 grants and scholarship and program support and to encourage mentoring relationships and motivate pharmacy professionals to advance their chosen profession.
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.
2020 MPF Board of Trustees
Susan DeVuyst-Miller, Chair
Denis Markstrom, vice-chair
John Mohler, treasurer
Larry Wagenknecht, secretary
Charlie Mollien, MPA president
Dianne Malburg, executive director
Gary W. Kadlec
Margaret A. Malovrh (Peggy)
Annette M. Rowe
Amy E. Smendik