ISPE Foundation

ISPE%20FOUNDATION%20LOGO_v2.jpgOur Mission

The ISPE Foundation supports education, training, and research for the advancement of innovative technologies and provides solutions to global challenges in the development, manufacture, and supply of quality pharmaceutical products for the benefit of patients around the world.

About The ISPE Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of ISPE, the ISPE Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(3)c organization that provides support for ISPE programs, education, training, and awards. Funded by the generosity of our donors, the foundation champions ISPE's mission to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating, and applying knowledge benefiting industry and the patients they serve. The ISPE Foundation sponsors programs that enable ISPE to influence the future of the profession and supports technical education to prepare its members for tomorrow.

Application Opportunities

COVID-19 Matching Gift

Grants are available for up to $2,500 per Affiliate/Chapter or Communities of Practice to support new projects requiring funds through 31 December 2020. The grants will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for project funds spent by the Affiliate/Chapter or Communities of Practice . Each Affiliate/ Chapter or Communities of Practice is eligible for one grant only. We hope these additional funds will further sustain your efforts to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19.

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Current Programs

Please join us in our efforts to create opportunity, equality, and success for the global biopharmaceutical industry – patients around the world will thank you!

  • WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

    The ISPE Foundation has granted $10,000 to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to assist in accelerating resolution of our current global health crisis. Donations to the Fund enables WHO and partners to:

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    • Build up lab capacity and provide critical supplies such as reagents and tests;
    • Protect vulnerable patients and frontline health workers through coordination and delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
    • Support the most vulnerable populations in humanitarian contexts;
    • Accelerate global research and development efforts for a vaccine and effective treatments;
    • Improve community engagement, by ensuring the world has clear, authoritative, and evidence-based guidelines to inform response;
    • Enhance transparent communication so that communities have access to the best information to protect themselves.

    Donations are also helping WHO set up and lead an International Supply Chain Task Force, bringing together private and public sectors to ensure an effective global supply of critical commodities, including personal protective equipment, and skilled personnel.

    We encourage and challenge our ISPE members, chapters, affiliates, and companies to join with the ISPE Foundation in donating to this fund so we can have an even greater impact on helping to address this world crisis. Please Donate to the WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. All contributions will be delivered periodically through July 31, 2020.

    Donate to WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

  • Workforce of the Future - Grant Requests to Attend ISPE Conferences
    Student Travel Grant Program
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    Over the past three years, the ISPE Foundation has received and supported grant requests from our student and young professional members.  The intent of these grants is to contribute to building the Work Force of the Future by providing opportunities for students and young professionals to attend conferences, training, and hackathons.  This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and social distancing have limited the need for travel.  To continue our support in building the workforce of the future, this year, we will consider grant requests from students and young professionals who wish to participate in ISPE remote conferences.  

    To be eligible for this 2020 Grant, the applicant must complete and submit a Grant Request form to the Foundation no later than August 28, 2020.  All completed requests received by this date will be given equal consideration by the Foundation Disbursement Committee.  Grant request forms can be accessed via the Foundation website starting July 1st. It is our hope that the availability of these grants will enable more students and young professionals to participate in our ISPE events. 

    Donate to ISPE Workforce of the Future Grant Program

  • Women in Pharma: Empowering Women and Increasing Diversity
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    Women in Pharma Event Speaker

    Today, only 28% of the engineers in research and development are women and they hold Board seats on only 17% of the top 50 pharma companies. Ethnically diverse Directors hold just 8% of those seats. This dearth of diversity “negatively impacts companies’ performance across the board. More diverse companies are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision-making, leading to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns” (McKinsey & Company). To create greater equality, opportunity, and corporate success, there is an imperative to increase the numbers of people from under-represented groups in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Women in Pharma® provides women in the pharmaceutical industry professional training and education to foster mentorship and networking for women and ethnically diverse people, to drive their successful career progress. A community of WIP mentors, resources across all levels, and educational sessions will be an enabler for career success and work-life balance. Learn more about Women in Pharma.

    Donate to Women in Pharma®

  • Global Knowledge Exchange

    As an ageing population and strong emerging economies are fueling a growing demand for medicines, drug production is moving into new markets and companies are adapting current facilities to keep pace with technological advances. With this growth comes new challenges.

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    Companies moving into these new markets must plan and deliver manufacturing processes and, to maintain established industry standards, the harmonization of regulations, scientific standards, and production quality are needed.

    The ISPE Foundation plans to make ISPE’s highly regarded Guides available to emerging markets through the Emerging Markets Knowledge Exchange; and to train and harmonize global regulators in industry best practices through the Global Training and Harmonization Fund.

    ISPE is best positioned to provide the critical transfer of professional knowledge, standards, and expertise to these markets, companies, and individuals to provide support in all these areas.

    Donate to ISPE Global Knowledge Exchange

  • General ISPE Foundation Fund

    Your gift to the ISPE General Fund supports ISPE Foundation programs that enable ISPE to influence the future of the profession and supports technical education to prepare our members for tomorrow. The General Fund will support a variety of efforts at both the global and local level, working to make ISPE’s excellent educational resources available to stakeholders worldwide through conferences, training, and publications. Your gift to this fund enables ISPE to broadly support the industry in a variety of ways.

    Donate to General ISPE Foundation Fund


Giving Clubs and Societies

Supporters who give $100 or more to the ISPE Foundation become members of our Leadership Gift Clubs and Societies. Members enjoy special updates and receive invitations to events designed just for them.

Leadership Gift Societies

  • Steward of Tomorrow $100,000 and up
  • Circle of Hope $50,000–$99,999
  • Pillar of Strength $10,000–$49,999
  • Agent of Change $1,000–$9,999

Leadership Gift Clubs

  • Champion $500–$999
  • Friend $250–$499
  • Donor $100–$249

Specialty Campaigns

  • Promise Society monthly giving (minimum $10/month for 12 months)
  • 1980 Founders Society $1,980 (in celebration of the ISPE 40th anniversary)

The ISPE Foundation is focused on helping the world gain better access to life saving medicines and advocating for patients through transformational science, manufacturing, and education.

ISPE Foundation Board

Michael A. Arnold, RPh
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Past ISPE Board Chair
Pfizer Global Clinical Supplies
Andrew A. Signore, PE, CPIP
Institute for Strategic Growth
Joanne R. Barrick, RPh
Advisor, Global Validation
Eli Lilly and Company
Michael L. Rutherford
Executive Director, Computer Systems Quality and Data Integrity
Syneos Health
Vivianne J. Arencibia
Independent Consultant
Arencibia Quality Compliance Associates
Scott W. Billman
Global Head of Engineering
Stephen C. Mahoney, JD
Senior Director, Global Quality & Compliance
Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Antonio R. Moreira, PhD
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Alice Redmond, PhD
Vice President, European Operations
Jörg Zimmermann
Vice President, Vetter Development Service, External Affairs
Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.
Tom Hartman
CEO and President
CEO & President