|Jonas Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Philanthropic Giving
On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Barbara and Donald Jonas marked the 5th
anniversary of the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence with a celebration at Christie’s,
the site where it all began. At the event, which was attended by 300 guests, they announced the expansion of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars program and launched their inaugural development campaign, “Circle of Support.”
At the ceremony it was announced that 100 additional nurse doctoral scholarships will be funded nationwide by 2012, at least 25 of which will go to members of the military who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. This will bring the total number of Jonas Scholars to 150 and help resolve the dire shortage of nursing faculty.
“Improving the future of nursing is perhaps the single most powerful thing we can do to affect healthcare nationally – and permanently,” said Barbara Jonas. “This initiative had its genesis in some of the art world’s greatest talent. It somehow seems appropriate that the Jonas Center’s work is fostering extraordinary talent, knowledge and skill in the art of healing.”
Please visit our website for details and pictures from the Jonas Center’s 5th anniversary celebration.