Donor Circles

Donor Circles indicate habitual and thoughtful giving by constituents to organizations. HPNF Donor Circle programs provide our passionate supporters with the opportunity to demonstrate their heartfelt conviction through a giving plan. Individuals, families and corporations join HPNF giving circles. Members of HPNF donor circles ensure program sustainability and allow future planning.

Participants ensure HPNF programs of scholarships, grants and awards to nursing professionals by:

  • Making a pledge gift payable over three years
  • Providing ongoing, planned support to HPNF projects with the highest priority
  • Guaranteeing HPNF program sustainability and allowing future planning

As a major donor, you will:

  • Receive special recognition each year your pledge is active
  • Customize your payment schedule and reminders for payment
  • Have the opportunity to renew your pledge or commit to another when the pledge is complete

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation Donor Circles consist of two pledge designs. Sustainer’s Circle is our 3-year pledge of $5,000. Builder’s Circle is our 3-year pledge of $1000. You have a choice of a customized payment plan, ranging from monthly to annually. Email notices are provided for reminder to make payment.

Sustainer’s Circle
Builder’s Circle
Physician Giving Circle
Florence Wald Fellows

The HPNF Florence Wald Fellows Program was established in honor of Florence S. Wald, MN, MS, FAAN. Florence Wald Fellows are leaders promoting high quality of life for persons experiencing serious illness through excellence in palliative nursing. These devoted and generous donors ensure that funds are available to nurses and other healthcare professionals for education and research in the advancement of the rapidly growing and increasingly important hospice and palliative nursing specialty while honoring the “mother of hospice and palliative care.”

Florence Wald Fellows demonstrate their passionate commitment to quality, end-of-life care by pledging to contribute $10,000 to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation over the course of a maximum of five years. Florence Wald Fellows are special philanthropists, and they are given special recognition by Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation.

Become a Florence Wald Fellow! A Florence Wald Fellow commitment to the HPNF is a significant undertaking. Your commitment begins with a Pledge of Intent and is followed by a Gift Agreement. To become a Florence Wald Fellow donor, please click this link to download and submit the Florence Wald Fellows Pledge Form.

The Florence Wald Fellows

HPNF is proud to recognize the following individuals who are Leading through Giving a Florence Wald Fellows pledge of $10,000 over 5 years:

  • Patricia Berry
  • Joy Buck
  • Constance Dahlin
  • Mary Ersek
  • Kate Faulkner
    • In honor of Pat Gibbons
    • In honor of Jackie Fajkowski
  • Betty Ferrell
  • Bonnie Glod
  • Linda Gorman
  • Debra E. Heidrich
  • Mary Louise Irvine
  • Judy Lentz
  • Marge Maisto
  • Pam Malloy
  • Jeanne Martinez
  • Barbara Miller
  • Elizabeth Ford Pitorak
  • Jane C. Sidwell
  • Denise Stahl
  • Rose Virani
  • Sally Welsh
  • Debra Wiegand

For more information, please contact the Foundation directly at 412-787-9301 or email

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Help Us Advance Expert Care in Serious Illness

Our goal is to transform the care and culture of serious illness, with a focus on closing the gap in what could be a critical shortage of hospice and palliative professionals needed to care for the aging Baby Boomer population.

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