The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million from Johnson & Johnson to the School of Nursing and the Wharton School. This investment launches the Nursing/Wharton Impact Scholars Loan Program, a program that will increase the number of health care leaders with expertise in both business and clinical care by offering financial aid, and provide underserved communities with greater access to health professionals.
Krista Pinola, Nu’86, and her husband Rich—both committed leaders at Penn Nursing and the greater nursing community—gave the inaugural gift in 2017 to launch the new Nursing Innovation Fund, an initiative that allows Penn Nursing to explore a variety of pathways toward building a culture of innovation.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gifted the University of Pennsylvania with a $2 million endowment in 2017, establishing the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships, and initiative that incentivizes faculty to improve the lives of young men and their families by advancing health and health care for all with an emphasis on at-risk young men and boys of color.
In 2017 Penn Nursing Overseer Ralph Reynolds, W’84, and his wife Gail, a member of Penn’s Rowing Sports Board, generously endowed a new professorship, the Gail and Ralph Reynolds President’s Distinguished Professorship—a first-of-its kind President’s distinguished professorship with a preference for appointments to the School of Nursing.
Penn Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery Class of 2017 has committed to funding a scholarship for future midwives of color, an effort to diversify the workforce and improve patient outcomes.
Carol L. Boas, Nu’77 and Andrew M. Boas’ generous 2018 gift to Penn Nursing will create the Boas Community Partnership Program—and establish a permanent linkage from Penn Nursing into the Philadelphia communities we serve.