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VIRGINIA NURSES FOUNDATION ….A LEGACY OF CARING FOR NURSES AND NURSING.

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1 VIRGINIA NURSES FOUNDATION ….A LEGACY OF CARING FOR NURSES AND NURSING

2  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

3 A Charge for Fund Raising  VNA, Alumni Associations and Districts raised $4, 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”

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5 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

6 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.

7 Board Action  By 1968 no need for Agnes D. Randolph Funds.  Board moved to deplete funds and move them to the Smith-McLeod Fund.

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9 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”

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11 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)

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14 Our Future Plans

15 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

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