Support the Foundation

The ACA Research & Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity and relies on external support from individuals and corporations to maintain its far-reaching programs—including those that help develop the future leaders and entrepreneurs of the community pharmacy profession. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We thank the individual and corporate donors who give so generously and allow the ACA Foundation to impact our pharmacy community.  We also want to recognize those who have made leadership gifts that place them in one of our giving societies.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the ACA Research and Education Foundation or learn more about other ways to support the Foundation.

Our Focus

The Foundation is dedicated to research, education and the advancement of professional pharmacy practice and serving the pharmacy profession.

  • Advancing the entrepreneurial spirit of pharmacists and pharmacy students

  • Developing educational programming for the pharmacy profession
  • Enhancing pharmacists and pharmacy students through innovation, mentoring, and fellowship
  • Supporting research to advance the independent pharmacies in the health care marketplace
  • Educating the public on the important and unique benefits of independent pharmacy services

Other Ways to Support the ACA Research and Education Foundation

Set up a recurring donation

Recurring DonationDid you know that you can set up a automatic monthly or annual donation to the ACA Foundation through your credit or debit card? It’s easier than ever to support the future of independent pharmacy. Select “Monthly Credit Card Payment” or “Credit Card Payment – Auto Renew Annually” on the online form to establish a recurring donation.

Give securities

Stock Market IconGifts of stocks or mutual funds can be sent electronically through your broker. Proceeds from the sale of these assets go directly to support the ACA Research and Education Foundation.

Make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA

When you make a qualified charitable distribution to the ACA Research and Education Foundation from your IRA, the amount distributed will be excluded from federal income.

A qualified charitable distribution is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. Your qualified charitable distribution to the ACA Research and Education Foundation can satisfy all or part the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.

Planned Giving

Planned GivingYou may choose to support the ACA Research and Education Foundation through financial or estate planning. Planned Gifts may be of three types:

•  Plans from your estate
•  Plans that pay you an income
•  Plans that help the Foundation now and your family later

For more information on planned giving, gifts of securities, or making a qualified charitable distribution, contact us at

If you would like us to consider a new program or grant request, please contact the Foundation at for information.
Please consider sponsoring one of our programs or events, or becoming a REF Corporate Member.