Whether we're responding to the extraordinary life someone has lived or to our grief when they die, it's common to share stories about inspirational people by contributing to the causes they love. The Illinois Nurses Foundation has two distinct programs meant to honor the legacy of a nurse.
Honor a Nurse Program
The program was developed to allow nurses, their patients, and their families to bring attention to nurses' incredible work. Honor the legacy of a nurse who has inspired you, mentored you, fought for the advancement of the profession, cared for your loved one, or deserves recognition for their commitment to their patients.
Upon making an 'In Honor' donation, the nurse indicated receives a tribute card with an "honor a nurse" honoree pin without revealing the amount of the donation. Each gift may be tax-deductible, and you will receive an acknowledgment for your donation. You are also given the opportunity to "write a summary of why you are "honoring the individual" This places the "honoree" for consideration as the Illinois Nurses Foundation's "Nurse of the Year."
Annual Nightingale Tribute
Make a donation in memory of a loved one. Upon making an 'in Memory' gift, the person or family indicated receives a personalized tribute card notifying them of your thoughtful gift without revealing the amount. Each gift may be tax-deductible, and you will receive an acknowledgment for your donation.
ANA-Illinois and the Illinois Nurses Foundation (INF) partner to honor nurses who have passed away by including their names in a Nightingale Tribute during the INF Annual Holiday Gala & Fundraiser.