About Us


PLEI was established to
  • Develop leadership skills of pharmacists and pharmacy students
  • Provide scholarships and other forms of aid to enable and support scholastic work
  • Promote life-long learning and continuing education for patients and professionals
  • Act as servant leaders to the profession of pharmacy and society

To facilitate engaging professional leader development activities to enable personal growth that will transform the delivery of healthcare.


A valued and vibrant profession driven by engaged leaders dedicated to inspiring the healthcare community.

Our Background

PLEI formed as a not-for-profit foundation to advance the leadership, educational and other benevolent missions of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity in 1996. The inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute, Inc., was held during APhA’s 143rd Annual Meeting in Nashville, March 1996.

The Institute serves charitable and educational purposes, advancing the Phi Delta Chi’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 58-2296988.

The PLEI coordinates the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award, the Leader Development Seminars, and other educational events for the Fraternity’s Brothers and other members of the pharmacy profession.

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