Empowered beyond measure
A message from the director of development
October 29, 2021
On behalf of Dean Connie White Delaney and the entire School of Nursing community, it is with sincere gratitude that we recognize the generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends. You are the reason why Empowering Health: The Campaign for the School of Nursing raised $48.6 million to advance nursing excellence. From three priorities—preparing nurse leaders, ensuring forward-thinking faculty and transforming research—came a community connectivity that led to the most successful fundraising campaign in the school’s history.
The Empowering Health story started with a record-breaking gifts from the Bentson Foundation to establish the Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center, the school’s health care simulation space, and grow our Doctor of Nursing Practice program into the largest full-time program in the country. What happened over the years that followed can only be described as an historic achievement, one that would not have been possible without a passionate belief in nursing education, research and practice. With enhanced faculty chairs and professorships, increased research opportunities and expanded pathways for student scholarships, the School of Nursing is certainly empowered to move forward in transformational fashion.
We are deeply grateful to all who contributed their resources and time toward a greater good and offer a special thank you to School of Nursing Foundation Board of Trustees for their leadership throughout the campaign. And while surpassing our $45 million goal was an achievement, community impact is the true return on investment. Over the next few pages, we have shared stories that demonstrate how impact capital is indeed empowering health beyond measure.
Director of Development
Empowering Health Campaign – with gratitude
The School of Nursing’s Empowering Health Campaign reached a successful conclusion on June 30, 2021, having raised over $48 million. We are incredibly grateful for every single gift and everyone who joined us to advance nursing education, practice and research. Through your partnership, we’ll continue the work to provide communities with the finest nursing professionals, meet the evolving needs of patients, families, and health care systems, and increase healthcare equity, access and efficiencies.
Board of Trustees