For nearly 140 years, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) has served as the unified voice for all pharmacy professionals in the state of Tennessee. The strength and resilience of pharmacy practice is a direct result of the advocacy, engagement, and support of each of our dedicated association members and leaders. The Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign will generate visible reminders of the commitment and sacrifice of all past, present and future pharmacy professionals. Contribution opportunities include Legacy Contributions, Naming Opportunities, and Commemorative Plaques. If you do not see your preferred contribution opportunity listed below, or would like to make your own customized contribution, please contact us!


LEGACY CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions in support of establishing the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy through a Legacy Contribution will be memorialized through formal and sustaining recognition as a contributor at the level of your choosing. Whether you choose to make a Legacy Contribution on your own behalf, on behalf of your corporation, or in honor of a pharmacy pioneer, mentor, friend, or loved one, your gift will be helping to build the future for pharmacy practice in Tennessee.

Legacy Contributions will be memorialized through formal and sustaining recognition in the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy and formal recognition as a Legacy Contributor in electronic, print, and media distributions for the Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future Campaign. Depending on the level of contribution, Legacy Contributors may also qualify for Naming Opportunities or Commemorative Plaques.

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Pharmacy Legends are pioneers and trailblazers who bring about lasting change for patients and the community through a lifetime of devotion to advocacy, service, and commitment to the pharmacy profession.

In recognition of your important contribution as a Pharmacy Legend, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as follows:

  • Formal recognition in electronic, print, and other Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign communications

  • Formal and sustaining recognition as a Pharmacy Legend on the TPA Wall of Donors

  • Invitation to attend a private reception for Legacy Contributors

  • Invitation to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

  • Invitation to attend an open house celebration for the grand opening of the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

  • For qualifying contributions, you may also be entitled to Naming Opportunities and Commemorative Plaques commensurate with your contribution level.

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Pharmacy Visionaries are free-thinkers who use their knowledge and experience to improve the pharmacy profession and lead pharmacy into the future through new and innovative approaches.   

In recognition of your important contribution as a Pharmacy Visionary, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as follows:

  • Formal recognition in electronic, print, and other Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign communications

  • Formal and sustaining recognition as a Pharmacy Visionary on the TPA Wall of Donors

  • Invitation to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

  • Invitation to attend an open house celebration for the grand opening of the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

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Pharmacy Innovators use their skills and knowledge to disrupt the health care environment and innovate within pharmacy practice through outside-the-box approaches to patient care.

In recognition of your important contribution as a Pharmacy Innovator, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as follows:

  • Formal recognition in electronic, print, and other Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign communications

  • Formal and sustaining recognition as a Pharmacy Innovator on the TPA Wall of Donors

  • Invitation to attend an open house celebration for the grand opening of the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

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Pharmacy Champions are advocates who promote the value of pharmacist-provided care and support the advancement of pharmacy practice through daily interactions with patients and the community.

In recognition of your important contribution as a Pharmacy Champion, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as follows:

  • Formal recognition in electronic, print, and other Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign communications

  • Formal and sustaining recognition as a Pharmacy Champion on the TPA Wall of Donors

  • Invitation to attend an open house celebrating the grand opening of the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy.

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Pharmacy Friends are partners to pharmacy who support the profession in its efforts to achieve meaningful change and positive outcomes for patients.

In recognition of your important contribution, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as a Pharmacy Friend in electronic, print, and other campaign communications, as well as on the TPA Wall of Donors.  

In recognition of your important contribution as a Pharmacy Friend, you (or your corporation) will be recognized as follows:

  • Formal recognition in electronic, print, and other Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign communications

  • Formal and sustaining recognition as a Pharmacy Friend on the TPA Wall of Donors


NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Contributions in support of the creation or renovation of the following areas or centers of excellence within the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy through a naming opportunity will be recognized in the area of your selection. You will receive formal and sustaining recognition in the location, center, or item you contribute to, and the location will be designated as the “John Doe” Center or Resource Center. You may choose to have the plaque engraved with your name, your corporation’s name, in honor of a pharmacy pioneer, mentor, friend, or loved one, or as a memorial to a pharmacy pioneer, mentor, friend, or loved one.

All contributors who choose to support the Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign through one of the naming recognition opportunities below will also be recognized at the Pharmacy Legend level.

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Center for Tennessee Pharmacy

$250,000

The Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will serve as an all-encompassing home for pharmacy practice advancement in Tennessee. This office building will serve as the central source for all things pharmacy, housing the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) offices, Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF) education and training space, and flex space for members. Through the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy, TPA will continue to fulfill its mission of advancing, protecting, and promoting high-quality, pharmacist-provided patient care in Tennessee.

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Center for Practice Excellence

$100,000

One of the key improvements in the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will be the construction of the Center for Practice Excellence, a training space that will be used for large meetings, educational programming, training sessions, and live presentations. Built to house up to 50 attendees at a time, the space will more than double the space offered at our previous location. This space will be reserved for a variety of education and training gatherings that will serve not only pharmacy professionals, but other members of the health care team, as well. The Center for Practice Excellence will allow TPA and TPREF to carry forward the mission to enhance pharmacist-provided patient care.

Pharmacy Advocacy Resource Center

$50,000

Advocacy on behalf of pharmacists and pharmacy professionals is what makes TPA one of the most highly respected pharmacy organizations in the nation. As TPA works to fight key battles on behalf of the pharmacy profession, the Center for Pharmacy Advocacy will be crucial to keeping pharmacists educated and informed about issues that impact their daily practice.

Substance Abuse, Recovery, and Wellness Resource Center

$50,000

Addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol, and other substances is a disease that does not discriminate, and unfortunately, pharmacy professionals are also affected. However, there is hope. For more than 30 years, TPA has championed recovery and wellness for pharmacy professionals through the Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network (TPRN). TPRN serves recovering pharmacists and pharmacy professionals through advocacy, education, and information concerning substance abuse and chemical dependency as a treatable disease. TPRN has helped hundreds of addicted pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to find recovery and restore their ability to practice pharmacy. The Center for Substance Abuse, Recovery, and Wellness within the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will help in expanding the current scope and impact of TPRN, so that pharmacists and pharmacy professionals will be better equipped to combat prescription drug abuse.

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Executive Conference Room

$25,000

Located adjacent to the Executive Director’s office, the Executive Conference Room is the professional board room that pharmacy deserves. The suite will be used for important gatherings, web conferencing, small board and committee meetings, and staff gatherings. This suite will be furnished with a handsome conference table, board chairs, and an LCD television. The Center for Tennessee Pharmacy’s Executive Conference Room sets the tone for professionalism in the practice of pharmacy.

Kitchen and Member Workspace

$25,000

The Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will boast a fully-functional kitchen and lounge area where members can relax and chat over a snack or a cup of coffee. Complete with stainless steel refrigerator, granite countertops, wooden cabinets, dishwasher, and dining tables and chairs, the Kitchen and Member Workspace will be the perfect place for members to network, catch up with old friends, or discuss the latest issues affecting their practices.

Foyer and Welcome Area

$25,000

The main entrance into the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy is the first area that visitors see when they enter the building. Featuring a waiting area, welcome desk, and other member-friendly amenities, the foyer and welcome area are ideal for individuals wishing to be recognized by all who visit the TPA office.

Executive Director’s Office

$25,000

As the Chief Executive Officer of TPA and Secretary of TPREF, the Executive Director represents the organization on behalf of the TPA Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s Office within the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will be the site of many important meetings for years to come.

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Student Pharmacist Workspace

$25,000

TPA offers APPE experiential rotations in advocacy and association management to approximately 20 final-year student pharmacists from all six schools and colleges of pharmacy in Tennessee each year. These rotations are an investment in the future of pharmacy practice and offer students a broad view of the profession, an in-depth overview of legal and regulatory issues at the state and federal levels, unique pharmacy education opportunities, and a venue for networking with members around the state of Tennessee. The Student Pharmacist Workspace will give students the tools and equipment they need to succeed during their stay with TPA and TPREF.

Outdoor Patio

$25,000

The Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will have generous outdoor space featuring a patio, table and chairs, gorgeous plants, and plenty of shade for hot summer days. The patio will be a perfect place for entertaining guests for many years to come. It is located outside the welcome and foyer area and will be visible to everyone who comes to visit the office.


COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES

Contributions supporting the following items or spaces within the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy will be memorialized through visible and sustaining recognition. You may choose to have the plaque engraved with your name or your corporation’s name, or in honor of or in memory of a pharmacy pioneer, mentor, friend, or loved one.

All contributors who choose to support the Building Tennessee’s Pharmacy Future campaign through one of the commemorative plaque recognition opportunities below will also be recognized at the Pharmacy Legend level.

Honorary Wall of TPA Presidents

$15,000

TPA would not be where it is today without each one of the outstanding leaders who have served during the association’s nearly 140 years of existence. Our Presidents have diligently and dutifully served through the highs and lows in pharmacy, and their leadership has been instrumental as we continue to serve members and strive to meet the mission of the association. Through your contribution establishing the Honorary Wall of TPA Presidents, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor TPA’s long history of leadership by recognizing each of our past, present, and future TPA Presidents.

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Bowl of Hygeia

$10,000

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities. This pharmacy award is presented annually by participating state pharmacy associations, including those in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition to service through their local, state, and national pharmacy associations, award recipients devote their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service. Through your contribution establishing the Bowl of Hygeia Recipients Recognition Plaque, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor each past, present, and future Bowl of Hygeia recipient.

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Tom C. Sharp Pharmacist of the Year

$10,000

Established in 1958, the Pharmacist of the Year Award provides recognition to a member of the association who has distinguished the profession of pharmacy. In 1965, this award was given in honor of Tom C. Sharp, Sr., who had served as the Association’s Executive Director for 30 years, and in 2001, the Award was re-named to also honor the service of Tom C. Sharp, Jr., who served as Executive Director for 30 years as well. Through your contribution establishing the Tom C. Sharp Pharmacist of the Year Recipient Recognition Plaque, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor the past, present, and future recipients of the Pharmacist of the Year award.

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Shelby A. Rhinehart Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award

$10,000

Established in 2002 in honor of pharmacist and state Representative Shelby A. Rhinehart, who served 36 years in the Tennessee General Assembly, the Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award recognize individuals supportive of the pharmacy profession through legislative and service efforts. Through your contribution establishing the Shelby A. Rhinehart Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Recognition Plaque, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor each past, present, and future Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

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Barbara McAndrew Herald Award

$10,000

Established in 2006 in honor of Barbara McAndrew, who served as a strong advocate for patients and pharmacy as a consumer member on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, the Herald Award recognizes an individual who has actively promoted the profession of pharmacy and the ideals of pharmaceutical care to the public, to the business community, to government, and to other health care providers. Through your contribution establishing the Barbara McAndrew Herald Award Recipient Recognition Plaque, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor each past, present, and future Herald Award recipient.

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Herman Lubin Sales Representative of the Year

$10,000

Established in 1975 in honor of Herman Lubin, who was a Memphis pharmacist and the 1973 TPA President, the Sales Representative of the Year Award recognizes an individual within the pharmacy community who has provided outstanding service to pharmacists and the profession of pharmacy. Through your contribution establishing the Herman Lubin Sales Representative of the Year Award Recipient Recognition Plaque, TPA will be able to prominently display and honor each past, present, and future Sales Representative of the Year Award recipient.

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TPA Staff Offices

$10,000 per office

The dedicated TPA staff is the engine that keeps TPA running smoothly. The work the staff performs in support of TPA members is vital to the current and future success of the association, and the staff are often the first faces you see at meetings, the first voices you hear when you call, and your primary source for communications, information, resources, and all-things pharmacy in Tennessee. Show your support for the TPA staff by recognizing them through a contribution. There are multiple TPA staff members and multiple opportunities for recognition through this commemorative plaque contribution.

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Roadside Signage

$10,000

Visibility is essential to the Center for Tennessee Pharmacy. Located on a busy thoroughfare, our roadside signage will serve as a beacon for association members and as a visible reminder of the permanence and influence of the pharmacy profession to all who visit or pass by.

Flag and Flagpole

$10,000

Paying tribute to Tennessee and this great nation in which we live and practice is one of the easiest and most important things we can do as an organization. Whether you are a veteran or are actively serving, or know a family member or friend who is serving or has served, consider a contribution supporting the flag and flagpole that represents so much to so many people. Through your contribution supporting the Flag and Flagpole, TPA will be able to visibly project the resolve displayed by our members and our profession in the Volunteer state and in our great country.