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At Penn Nursing, we’ve looked out on the rapidly changing landscape of health and healthcare, looking at both the challenges and opportunities - and how nurses and nursing can provide the solutions. We’ve identified how we can make strategic investments and prioritize our work to ensure we are leading to a healthier future.  

Delivering Solutions that Lead to a Healthier Future 

As today’s health and healthcare continue to evolve, our faculty and students remain focused on advancing science and delivering solutions to pressing needs, transforming policy and practice, developing experts and leaders, and engaging diverse communities to promote health for all. The following stories highlight the generosity of alumni and friends whose support continues to be critical to providing the resources and opportunities for our Penn Nursing community to accomplish these goals.

  • Honoring a History Maker

    In commemoration of Dr. Joan Lynaugh’s leadership and 80th birthday, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing committed to raising $80,000 specifically for the Joan Lynaugh Founder’s Fund.

  • New Scholarship Honors a Commitment to Education

    In memory of her life and legacy as a nurse, the family of Lori Chesna Ayanian, PAR’86, established a new scholarship at Penn Nursing to support the next generation of nursing leaders. 

  • Remembering an Exceptional Alumna

    The 2015 Friends of Penn Nursing campaign was dedicated in memory of an inspirational alumna, Colonel Sophia Tillman-Ortiz, GNu’97. These efforts coupled with the Ortiz family’s generosity enabled the School to formally create a new scholarship in her name. 

You too can help us realize this vision. Today, supporting Penn Nursing results in exponential impact as our faculty, students, and alumni shape the future of healthcare. Your gifts lend critical support to the areas that allow us to improve health and healthcare for individuals and their families around the world - scholarships for students in need, classroom and laboratory renovations, investment in new technologies, leading-edge research initiatives and meaningful global engagement opportunities for our students and faculty.