Throughout the year, the IPA Foundation host events that bring together pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists for fun and fundraising to support its initiatives.
IPA Foundation Silent Auction
The IPA Foundation Silent Auction is held each year at the IPA Annual Meeting. Thanks to generous donations of creative auction items and equally generous and competitive bidders, the foundation raises funds for initiatives to support student pharmacists and practice advancement across the state. In addition to bidding on auction items, the event features the Red Envelope Challenge, beer and wine ring toss and closes with the popular heads or tails. Needless to say, the IPA Foundation Silent Auction is a highlight of the Annual Meeting and the foundation's fundraising efforts.
Eggleston-Granberg Golf Classic
The Eggleston-Granberg Golf Classic is held each fall in honor of Max Eggleston and Boyd and Peg Granberg for their commitment to supporting student pharmacists. The Golf Classic brings together student pharmacists, alumni, and friends for a fun-filled day at the golf course with a purpose. In addition to raising funds to support student pharmacist, it serves as a relaxed networking opportunity, especially for student pharmacists. All proceeds benefit the IPA Foundation’s support of student pharmacists at Drake University and the University of Iowa.
The IPA Foundation sponsors a team of cycling pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists for the annual Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) – a week-long trek across the state of Iowa. As ambassadors for the association and our profession, the IPA Foundation RAGBRAI team connects with Iowa pharmacists and pharmacies along the route, serves fellow riders with first aid and OTC treatments, and educates Iowans on the important role of pharmacy.