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Texas Pharmacy Foundation

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The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the profession of pharmacy through research and scholarships. Specifically, its goals are to:

  1. Elevate the profession and advance the practice of pharmacy.
  2. Enhance the visibility and vitality of the Foundation.
  3. Promote, finance and award scholarships and financial assistance.

View the Foundation's Strategic Plan


The Foundation was chartered by the State of Texas in 1970 by a petition from charter members and past presidents of Texas Pharmacy Association. Since then, TPF has pursued innovative means to fund scholarships and special projects to support quality health care and the profession of pharmacy.

View Scholarship Information and Past Recipients


Foundation Activities

Financial contributions allow the Foundation to perform many activities, including but not limited to:

  • Initiating and/or sponsoring research projects regarding disease states, practice issues and other innovative efforts that improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  • Advancing research by acquiring financial support for pharmacy projects benefiting Texas pharmacy.
  • Encouraging innovation of new patient safety and quality initiatives.
  • Promoting public awareness of the role of pharmacists.
  • Ensuring the long-term financial health of TPF scholarships.
  • Growing TPF’s Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Maintaining the Texas Pharmacy Museum, located at the Texas Pharmacy Association office in Austin.


Supporting the Foundation

The Texas Pharmacy Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individuals and corporations.



Foundation volunteers organize a variety of fundraisers, many centered around the annual TPA Conference & Expo. Popular events include the Silent Auction, 0.5K Fun “Run,” Wine Ring Toss, and Student Self-Care Competition. In addition, the MCMLXX Society (reflecting TPF’s origins in 1970) allows individuals to help provide an ongoing revenue source to support the Foundation’s work.


Volunteers and Association Support

The volunteer members of the Foundation are committed and actively involved in the management of the Foundation and its investments. The Board of Trustees meets regularly and members participate on several committees that provide staff with direction to address the Foundation’s goals. By sharing staff with the Texas Pharmacy Association, the Foundation has access to excellent talent, relationships, and resources to fulfill its mission.

Texas Pharmacy Foundation Board of Trustees


Chair: Carole Hardin-Oliver, R.Ph.

Chair-Elect: Michelle Farmer-Driscoll, R.Ph.

Immediate Past Chair: Charlotte Weller, Pharm.D.

Treasurer: Larry McClaugherty, R.Ph.

Secretary: May Woo, R.Ph.

President: Debbie Garza, R.Ph.



Buford Abeldt, Jr.

Pam Patterson, R.Ph.

Mary Klein, Pharm.D.

Donna Montemayor, R.Ph.

Carol Reagan, Pharm.D.

Shawn Ahmad, Pharm.D.

Hennie Garza, Pharm.D.

Ellen Church, R.Ph.



Michelle Beall, Pharm.D.


TPF Staff Liaison:

Joelene Hemphill, CPA

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