Presentation on theme: "VIRGINIA NURSES FOUNDATION ….A LEGACY OF CARING FOR NURSES AND NURSING."— Presentation transcript:
VIRGINIA NURSES FOUNDATION ….A LEGACY OF CARING FOR NURSES AND NURSING
Agnes D. Randolph VNA President, 1911 Accepted $1,000 from Commissioner of Health Goal – build a cottage for nurses suffering from TB at the Catawba Sanatorium
A Charge for Fund Raising VNA, Alumni Associations and Districts raised $4, 057.84 for the construction and furnishing of “The Cottage” Cottage would accommodate 6 nurses Each to pay $1.00 per day for their “care and comfort associated with treatment for TB”
Golden Jubilee 1950 Agnes D. Randolph Fund “Miss Hammer moved and Miss Scanner 2 nd motion to include provisions for TB treatment for nurses at Piedmont Sanatorium
Simultaneous Initiative VNA members, as early as 1920, began to support nursing education, first by loan and then by scholarship through philanthropy. Smith-Mcleod funds generated to provide short-term emergency funds for nursing student loans - $300 at a time, up to a total of $2,000.
Board Action By 1968 no need for Agnes D. Randolph Funds. Board moved to deplete funds and move them to the Smith-McLeod Fund.
Smith-McLeod-Montgomery Incorporation as a tax deductible entity of VNA in 1970 Through out its history, education support took on a variety of forms: loans, scholarships, directed scholarships (NP’s) Finally, in 1989 funds directed to support nursing research, “to nurses who conduct research while pursuing nursing degree”
Centennial Celebrations In preparations for our centennial, Board approved the transformation of the Smith-McLeod-Montgomery Fund to the Virginia Nurses Foundation Newly organized VNF sponsored our three events: Outstanding Nurses (1999), Pioneers (2000) and Centennial Nurses (2001)
How Can You Help? Make a financial commitment Volunteer your time and talent for Gala ’08 (planning, sponsors, program) Major donors (corporations, businesses) VNF Board membership VNF fundraising committees