Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute (PLEI)
Phi Delta Chi’s 60th Grand Council (Memphis, 1995) authorized the Fraternity's Executive Council to establish a not-for-profit foundation to advance the leadership, educational, and other benevolent missions of the Fraternity. This charge was fulfilled in the creation of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute, Inc. (PLEI), which held the inaugural meeting of its Board of Directors during APhA's 143rd Annual Meeting in Nashville, March 1996.
The Institute serves charitable and educational purposes, advancing the Fraternity’s mission of training pharmacy’s future leaders. The Institute aims to advance healthcare by improving the professional and interpersonal competencies of America's pharmacists and student pharmacists. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes the Institute as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization; EIN 582296988.
The PLEI coordinates the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award, the Leader Development Seminar, and other educational events for the Fraternity’s Brothers and other members of the pharmacy profession. The Institute is lead by a Board of Directors of distinguished Brothers and colleagues. The Grand President, Grand Past President, and Executive Director serve ex officio on the PLEI Board of Directors.