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    Forever Nursing

    Forever Nursing…The Endowment Campaign for FNSNA

    Silver Level Sponsorship Benefits
    Individuals/Organizations that establish an endowment at the Silver Level receive the following sponsorship benefits:

    • Recognized in the sponsor DVD shown at NSNA events with logo
    • Broadcast email to NSNA members and faculty with a link to the organization website
    • Recognized at recognition events
    • Four color logo and website address on recognition page in all NSNA/FNSNA publications
    • Recognized in Donor Award Notification Letter
    • Listed on the NSNA website


    Assunta Paolillo Scholarship
    Established by Diane J. Mancino

    Named in memory of a beloved family member, the Assunta Paolillo Scholarship fund will support future nursing students.

    Marilyn Bagwell Leadership Development Grant
    Established by Marilyn Bagwell

    Recognizing the need for leadership opportunities for nursing students, funding is provided to official NSNA chapters or nursing school clubs to enhance their involvement in NSNA. A $1,000 grant is provided to one school of nursing each year for a project that fosters leadership development and supports attendance at national, state and local meetings.

    Mary Ann Tuft Scholarship Fund
    Established by 1981-1982 NSNA Board of Directors

    This endowment was established to honor NSNA’s second executive director, Mary Ann Tuft, who served from 1960-1985.  Since inception, each year the fund provides five $1,000 scholarships to NSNA members.  A live auction is held annually at the NSNA convention to help raise scholarship funds.

    National Council of State Boards of Nursing Scholarship Endowment

    Established by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

    The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides education, service, and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection (  This endowment provides scholarships for Associate, Baccalaureate, and Diploma students to assist in funding their nursing education.

    Nurses Can Do Anything Scholarship Fund
    Established by Patrick Hickey

    In his book, 7 Summits: A Nurses’ Quest To Conquer Mountaineering and Life, Dr. Hickey demonstrates how, through hard work and persistence, anyone can achieve their dreams. Nursing students can find inspiration from Dr. Hickey’s experiences detailed in his book and make their dreams of becoming registered nurses a reality.  Dr. Hickey’s various speaking engagements along with royalties from the sale of his book have contributed to this fund.

    Terrance Keenan Scholarship Fund
    Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows

    During his tenure at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mr. Keenan vigorously championed the causes of health care at all levels.  He had a keen awareness of the health care issues facing the nation.  He also saw the need for advanced education for nurses to support the growing needs of the profession and health care.  Mr. Keenan’s ideas about nursing were revolutionary and are evident throughout the nursing profession today.  

    Upon his death in 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program established the Terrance Keenan Memorial Scholarship Fund to support scholarships for undergraduate nursing students.

    American Nurses Association Direct Support Scholarship Fund

    Established by the American Nurses Association

    ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

    By establishing this endowment, the ANA is supporting the future of the nursing profession by providing funds for student nurses who will one day join this professional organization as registered nurses.  

    Cheryl K. Schmidt Scholarship Endowment, In Memory of Helen S. Klouzal, RN
    Established by Cheryl Schmidt

    As a longtime supporter of the NSNA and the FNSNA, Dr. Schmidt honors the memory of her mother, Helen S. Klouzal, RN through this endowment.  

    Frances Tompkins Scholarship Fund, In Memory of Frances Tompkins

    Established by Florence Huey

    From 1968-1969, Florence Huey had the privilege of serving as NSNA President with the assistance of Frances Tompkins, NSNA’s first Executive Director. For seventeen years, Frances Tompkins guided nursing students in making policy that reflected what nursing students felt were important issues in nursing and in healthcare.  

    Frances Tompkins’ leadership enabled NSNA to become the organization it is today, a respected organization that provides the opportunities and skills for student nurses to advance into the profession as strong leaders. This endowment honors the groundbreaking efforts of Frances Tompkins and the legacy that she leaves behind for many years to come.

    Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship Endowment

    Established by Sigma Theta Tau International

    Sigma Theta Tau International, an international honor society, is a network of nursing leaders who are committed to improving health and health care on a global level.  Through this endowment, the organization will support exceptional student nurses who are acquiring leadership skills while in school and who in the future will advance healthcare throughout the world.

    Terri Tonsetic, RN, Nursing Scholarship Endowment
    Established by James Sagan

    Created in memory of Terri Tonsetic, RN, this endowment honors the life and legacy of a wonderful nurse who changed the many lives that she touched.  Her husband, James Sagan tells us that “Terri was a great example of someone who really lived her work, had a strong work ethic and everything she did was a reflection of who she was and where she came from.
    Her stamina, strength, great humor, and compassion were always admired by colleagues, friends and family.  She always took pride in coming from a blue collar working family from Pittsburgh.”

    The Terri Tonsetic, RN, Memorial Scholarship Endowment will fund scholarships for nursing students who meet criteria set forth by Terri’s family.

    Haney/Sanders Legacy of Leadership Endowment

    Established by Kenya Haney and David and Jenna Sanders

    Involvement in NSNA at the national level provides many unique opportunities for leadership skills to flourish. Two past NSNA Presidents, Kenya Haney (2009-10) and Jenna Sanders (2008-09) believe that nursing students should take full advantage of these leadership opportunities provided at the national, state, and local level to develop the necessary skills that they will need as future members of the nursing profession.