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IPA Foundation

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The IPA Foundation is a not for profit 501(c)3 charitable organization headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. It is affiliated with the Iowa Pharmacy Association, the state professional society of pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The IPA Foundation was established in 1960 as a charitable, non-profit foundation to offer loans and scholarships to deserving pharmacy students.

The mission statement of the IPA Foundation is inspiring generosity and fulfilling the aspirations of the pharmacy profession through support of education, practice based research, and practice development. This mission is accomplished through:
  • Student Pharmacist Support: Providing scholarships and facilitating professional development programs for student pharmacists in Iowa.
  • Leadership Development: Facilitating programs of leadership skill development for student pharmacists and new pharmacist-practitioners.
  • Continuing Professional Education: Supporting the development, in cooperation with Iowa’s two colleges of pharmacy, of CPE programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • Pharmacy Heritage: Preserving pharmacy’s rich heritage and promoting its culture to the profession and the general public.
  • Professional Recognition: Spotlighting excellence in leadership and practice innovation through award programs.
  • Resource Development: Obtaining resources from pharmacy-related organizations and professionals via annual fundraising programs, estate gifting, memorials, and endowed programs of scholarship, recognition, and professional development.


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