Tennessee Pharmacists Association

TPA’s General Advocacy Fund (GAF) allows members and businesses to contribute to TPA’s overall advocacy strategy, outside of giving to PharmPAC. These funds are used to pay for advocacy activities, which include TPA’s Pharmacy Day on the Hill, contracted lobbyists, marketing and advocacy tools, and other fundraising costs.

Contribute to the General Advocacy Fund!
  • Contributions or gifts to TPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. A percentage of dues payments are deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense or as a miscellaneous deduction on Form 1040. TPA estimates the non deductible portion of dues (the portion allocated to lobby expense) is 20%.
  • Contributions to PharmPAC in excess of $100 are allowed. PharmPAC must report any individual contribution in excess of $100, including contributor’s name and address. Neither TPA, TSHP, nor any local society will favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions.
  • Corporations are allowed to make contributions to Tennessee PACs. The amount of contribution the corporation may make to a PAC is unlimited. If you use a corporate credit card or corporate check to pay for a contribution to PharmPAC, the corporation will receive the receipt, and any contribution exceeding $100 will be reported to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance in the name of the corporation. If you want the contribution receipted (and reported, if greater than $100) in your name, you must use a personal check or personal credit card to pay for the contribution.