What’s “silent” but always causes a lot of noise and fun?

Answer: The Texas Pharmacy Foundation Silent Auction, of course!

The Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF) exists to advance the profession of pharmacy through student scholarships and research projects.

We all know the cost of pharmacy education continues to rise, and more and more students count on scholarship dollars. Currently, the Foundation manages seven general scholarships and several named scholarships (Robert Clayton, Ladies Auxiliary, Larry “Neal” McClaugherty, Luther and Mary Ann Parker). To raise money for student scholarships, the Foundation has an annual fundraising campaign that includes the Silent Auction at the TPA Conference & Expo.

Each year we auction donated items, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! We ask you to put things TOGETHER in a basket for the auction because “TOGETHER PHARMACY ADVANCES.” Suggestions include baskets featuring regional items from your area of the state, gift cards from restaurants and stores that could be used statewide, hotel gift certificates, sports team baskets, wine, beer or spirits baskets. The possibilities are unlimited! We challenge the students from each college/school of pharmacy and each local association to participate for good, old‐fashioned, Texas‐sized bragging rights for best basket.

As a reminder, The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax‐exempt education/research corporation. This means that donations and contributions are tax‐deductible.

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.”

–Albert Einstein

What better way to fulfill your obligation than to support the future of our profession, the students?

Thank you for your consideration and participation.

You’re also invited to stop by the Foundation booth during the Expo to bid on items, and to try your hand at the wine bottle ring toss, new to the Foundation fundraising activities this year!

Please submit your contribution form online or e‐mail the attached form to Sandra Nelson (snelson@texaspharmacy.org) by Friday, June 29, 2018.