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Director of External Communications
Direct: (703) 838-2686
valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org

NCPA FOUNDATION UNVEILS NEW WEB SITE
New Site Provides Comprehensive Information on Foundation Programs and Activities

Anaheim, Ca. - October 16, 2007 The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation announced the launch of its new Web site, www.ncpafoundation.org during the National Community Pharmacists Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California.

“The goal is to broaden awareness and create a one-on-one connection with the NCPA Foundation,” said Charles West, NCPA Foundation President. "The new Web site is designed to provide pharmacists, professional estate/succession planning advisors, pharmacy students, the health care industry, and the public with comprehensive, accessible information on the NCPA Foundation's programs and philanthropic activities."

Within the NCPA Foundation Web pages, visitors can access wide-ranging information from a catalog of research projects, donor options, news, and featured activities. Visitors can also access information on disaster preparedness education and financial aid for independent community pharmacies impacted by adverse circumstances. There is also information on student outreach programs and the new Endowment Fund in support of the Pruitt-Schutte NCPA Student Business Plan Competition.

The Web site is also designed to help educate and assist community pharmacists and their professional advisors with tax-wise estate and business succession planning strategies through its new Planned Giving Program.  Donors can access “Ways to Give,” a “Gift Calculator,” a “Financial Quiz,” “Bequest Language,” and educational articles and brochures on planned giving.  A planned gift allows donors to make a positive, lasting impact on the future of pharmacy while having an extraordinary impact on the NCPA Foundation and also memorialize their legacy in ways potentially not practical in the present. 

Planned gift donors to the NCPA Foundation will be automatically recognized in the new NCPA Foundation Legacy Society. The Legacy Society was established to honor NCPA Foundation donors who have included the NCPA Foundation in their financial planning through a bequest or other Planned Giving options.

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The NCPA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1953 to honor former NARD Executive Secretary John W. Dargavel. Contributions to the NCPA Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted under federal tax law. The Foundation supports the growth and advancement of independent community pharmacy through low-interest educational loans and scholarships to pharmacy students in need, critical research and programs to improve the success of independent pharmacy, and financial assistance to community pharmacy owners for their recovery in the event of disaster, accidents, illness, or adverse circumstances.

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists, represents the nation's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 24,000 pharmacies. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.

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Valerie Briggs
Director, External Communications and Marketing Outreach
National Community Pharmacists Association
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-2686
valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org
www.ncpanet.org