Jonas Center April 2011 Newsletter

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We’re inviting Jonas Scholars to share their expertise and experiences in our new blog feature: Jonas Scholar Profiles.

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See what your peers are doing… Read a Jonas Scholar Profile on our blog today.

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.

Watch the Jonas Center Nursing Program Video


About the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Founded in February of 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence ( is supported by the Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund. Its mission is to advance professional nursing through grant making and programs that improve nurse recruitment and retention, increase ethnic and racial diversity among the nursing workforce, advance innovative practice models and improve practice settings in New York City.