News Releases - 2018

NCPA Foundation Announces NCPA Annual Convention Activities

by NCPA | Oct 05, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 5, 2018) — The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation has announced its planned activities during the NCPA 2018 Annual Convention in Boston, Mass. on Oct. 6-9.

The Foundation's booth in the NCPA exhibit hall will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about Foundation programs: Dispose My Meds, a national medication disposal program; disaster relief grants, which help pharmacies recover after a natural disaster; and the Foundation's partnership with DKMS, the world's largest and most experienced bone marrow donor center.

The Foundation will once again present several awards and scholarships at the annual convention, including the John W. Dargavel Medal during the second general session on Monday, Oct. 8. During its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 7, the foundation will present the following: NCPA National Preceptor of the Year Award, NCPA Faculty Liaison Excellence Award, NCPA Student Chapter of the Year Awards, NARD Ownership Award, Neil Pruitt Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Willard B. Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship, Partners in Pharmacy Scholarships, and the Presidential Scholarships for students, sponsored by McKesson Foundation.

The Foundation will also be assisting with the 15th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. This event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, and will feature NCPA student chapter teams competing for the best formulated business plan.


The NCPA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1953 to honor the previous incarnation of NCPA, the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD) Executive Secretary John W. Dargavel. Contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible as charitable donations to the extent permitted under federal tax law. The NCPA Foundation supports the growth of independent community pharmacy through scholarships to pharmacy students, critical research/programs to improve the success of independent pharmacy and patient care, community service programs, and financial aid to community pharmacy owners for their recovery in the event of disaster or other adverse circumstances. For more information, go to

Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for the community pharmacist, representing 22,000 pharmacies that employ 250,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacies are rooted in the communities where they are located and are among America's most accessible health care providers. To learn more, visit