Gifts in Action
From research and scholarship to the student experience and healthy, thriving communities, every donation to the UIC College of Nursing makes a meaningful and direct impact.
Leading by Example: A Bold Career and Generous Choice
Gloria Henderson is an alumna and professor emeritus of the College. As Gloria puts it, she “flunked Retirement 101” when she tried to retire from the College 15 years ago. Gloria continues her love for educating nurses by teaching part-time and by establishing an endowed scholarship fund. Each year, Gloria donates to the scholarship, which supports undergraduate nursing students.
Cancer Research: Honoring a Mother's Memory
Another friend of the College, Don Biernat, had no previous connection to the College of Nursing. You see, Don’s mother, Helen, died four years ago after a
long and painful battle with breast cancer. Don looked to the College of Nursing to help him honor his mother’s memory; he wanted to fund breast cancer research. Don’s gift supported two graduate students in their research of early screening and detection of breast cancer, and as a result of his generosity, their research was recently published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health!
A Father's Tribute: Corsini Rides Across U.S.
Fab Corsini established the Corsini Memorial Scholarship, and rode his bike across the U.S., in honor of his late daughter, Lisa, a nursing student in the Urbana program. Last year, nearly 100 individuals gave between $25 to $1,000 each to raise more than $11,000 in support of Corsini and to fund the scholarship.
Other Examples of Private Support
A $100 gift to the Department of Biobehavioral Health paid for a student's travel to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses conference to present a poster on the relationship between fatigue and heart attack.
A gift of $200 supported a student's preparation, printing and production of research results, prior to presentation.
A $500 gift funded one undergraduate student's National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) preparation and RN licensure.
A $1,000 gift supported two students in the Graduate Entry Program (GEP)with their PDAs and educational programs.
A gift of $2,500 funded a scholarship that covered half the tuition for a nursing graduate student – also a single mother of two young children – in her final semester.
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