National Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni Council

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National Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni Council

Members of the NDPAC present Dean Michael Thompson with a check for $100,000, during FAMU Homecoming 2016. The funds will be used to support students' scholarships, peofessional development, and community health and educational services.

 Members of the NDPAC present Dean Michael Thompson with a check for $100,000


The National Diamondback Pharmacy Alumni Council (NDPAC), formerly the National Florida A&M University Pharmacy Alumni Council, is a 501c3 educational organization comprised primarily of FAMU pharmacy graduates and their supporters. The NDPAC works closely with the FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (FAMU COPPS) to help support its programs and activities for students and staff, and enabling the FAMU COPPS' role as a "Center of Excellence."

The NDPAC accepts personal checks, MasterCard, Visa and Stock Gifts as forms of payment for pledges or donations to the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (FAMU COPPS).  Payments can be made easily and automatically on-line or through the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery means.

The National Individual Giving Programs include:

The Automatic Bank Deduction and PayPal Program:

This program enables supporters to contribute to NDPAC's Annual Campaign through automatic withdrawals from their banks. A contributor establishes a reasonable monthly contribution based on the desired yearly total donation to the campaign. The total contribution is reported to the membership on a quaterly basis by the NDPAC Treasurer.

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Online Donations:

The NDPAC Web site ( is equipped to receive donations directly from contributors on-line thru Paypal and credit cards. The site has simple instructions for funds to be designated for the NDPAC Campaign. The Paypal method carries a small handling fee.

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Direct Mail to NDPAC:

Members may mail contributions to the campaign directly to NDPAC through the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, etc. Checks, money orders, etc. should be designated for the NDPAC Campaign and sent directly to the

NDPAC Treasurer,
c/o Cary Brown
600 Viana Court
Winter Springs, FL 32708

Payroll Deduction to NDPAC:

For those employers who facilitate employee contributions to non-profit organizations, employees may designate NDPAC as the recipient. Funds may be sent directly to the

NDPAC Treasurer c/o Cary Brown 600 Viana Court Winter Springs, FL 32708

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Employer Matching Program:

Contributions sent directly to the FAMU COPPS through their Employer Matching Program may be credited to their member by NDPAC. Though many these types of programs only send contributions directly to the College of Pharmacy, NDPAC members should provide some confirmation of the contribution and that the match was made in order to guarantee credit.

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Stock Gifts

Gifts of stock or other appreciated property, entitles the donor to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock. If the stock you wish to donate has been held for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the stock by donating the stock prior to sale. (FAMU COPPS) benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from making a contribution that would be larger than what you might have been able to donate in cash. 

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Local Chapter Membership:
Chapter members may make individual contributions to the campaign through any of the above methods through their local NDPAC Chapter. Credit will be given to the individual as well as to the Chapter for the collective funds raised. The funds will be credited to the chapter in consideration for Chapter of the Year nominations.


The Fund-raising Committee (FRC)works under the auspices of the Executive Committee to coordinate individual members' and local chapters' fund-raising activities for the NDPAC. Each chapter collaborates with the FRC to establish its annual fund-raising goals, and members may elect to participate in any of the Individual Giving Programs outlines below. The FRC serves as advisory and resource for the chapters and assits in promotion of local fund-raising initiatives.

The FRC occasionally conducts national fund-raising activities of its own from time to time (e.g. Annual Golf Tournement, Raffles, ect.) and solicits participation and support from the chapters. When such initiatives are undertaken, attention to local fund-raising initiatives is paid in order to avoid conflicts when possible.

At the conclusion of the campaign, a large bronze plaque designating the giving levels of all contributors who reach the threshold is displayed in the FAMU College of Pharmacy for all to see. The following are examples of the withdrawal amounts at various funding levels:

Monthly Contribution Yearly Total (Total+Dues) Contributor's Level
$ 25.00 $ 300.00 or $225 + $75 Dues Contributor Rattler
$ 41.67+ $ 500.00 + Dues* Diamondback Rattler
$ 83.34 + $1,000.00 Bronze Rattler
$ 166.67 + $2,000.00 Silver Rattler
$ 250.00 + $3,000.00 Gold Rattler
$ 333.34 + $4,000.00 Platinum Rattler**

* All contributions of $ 500.00 or more include a 1 year National Dues waiver.

**Platinum Diamondback Rattler Donors include website profiles