By Chris Thomas, CPNP Foundation President
It was so great to see so many colleagues and donors in San Antonio for the CPNP 2022 Annual Meeting. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Foundation Booth as we debuted our new name: AAPP Foundation. As CPNP celebrates 25 years and the Foundation a decade of service, it seemed an ideal time to celebrate the past while forging into the future.
In addition to co-sponsoring three CPNP 2022 educational sessions, providing 26 student registration grants, and co-sponsoring the 25th Anniversary Photo Mosaic, we also asked attendees to “like” the AAPP Foundation on Facebook. If you have not already, will you please take 30 seconds and “like” our page? We post funding availability, grant recipients, and other important announcements, and it would be great to have you along for the journey.
2022 is half over, and AAPP Foundation activities and grants are in full swing. Applications are currently being accepted for Defining the Future Research Grants (due 8/31) and Student Chapter Impact Grants (due 9/29). We are grateful to be able to offer these programs year after year with the continued support of our donors.
In addition to multiple grant offerings, we are currently fundraising to continue providing student grants for the AAPP 2023 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Students are incredibly grateful for the support of these grants which provide them with a look into a possible future as psychiatric pharmacists. And the return on investment is impressive. Of the 176 student pharmacists we have supported, 50% are current members of AAPP, 25% have continued to stay active as practicing pharmacists, and nearly 20% have obtained the BCPP. We encourage you to give today to continue to support the future of the profession.
Finally, in the next few months, we will be kicking off our Annual Giving campaign. Any contribution that you can make, whether a financial donation, an AmazonSmile purchase, or sharing our posts and messages to others, is appreciated. The Foundation is supporting more initiatives and AAPP-led programs than ever before, and your support helps make this happen! Thank you for growing with us into this next chapter as the AAPP Foundation.