To my fellow ACA members and REF Supporters,When I first became involved with the American College of Apothecaries back in 1989, I never dreamed that 33 years later, I would have the opportunity to serve the ACA Research and Education Foundation as President. It has truly been an honor over the past months to lead this organization and to see the impact it has on our profession and industry.I know you care about the future of independent pharmacy as much as I do. Pharmacy has been my career since 1981 and I partnered to own my first Independent Community Pharmacy in 1988. Like me, you see the ways that our committment to serving our patients is critical to the health and wellfare of the families and communities around us.  It’s that time of year when we consider giving back to the organizations that we care about. Your donation to the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation makes it possible for us to award scholarships and travel grants to student pharmacists interested in community pharmacy, to recognize practitioners for years of selfless dedication to independent pharmacy, and to develop new training classes and home studies to encourage entrepreneurship and niche markets.Will you support our mission and vision?Please click below and join me in making a donation today!Sincerely,Teresa Hall-KloudaPresident,American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation

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More ways to support the ACA Research and Education FoundationSet up a recurring donation  — Let us know we can count on you!Did you know that you can set up an 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 securitiesGifts 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 IRAWhen 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 of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.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 laterFor more information on planned giving, gifts of securities, or making a qualified charitable distribution, contact us at support@acafoundationrx.org.