Giving Options

There are many ways to express your support of hospice and palliative nurses through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, and we appreciate any gifts that you may consider to give.  Our appreciation and recognition of the passionate and generous gifts by all donors to HPNF is heartfelt and expressed in many ways.  We want to identify all of the giving options available to you through HPNF.

Annual Appeals

Over the course of a calendar year, HPNF promotes several annual appeals for giving.  These include appeals celebrating National Nurses Week in May, end of the year appeals in November and December, and other specific appeals like the recent 30 for 30 Campaign in 2016 that recognized HPNA’s 30th year anniversary.

Click here to find out more about the most recent annual appeal.

Donor Circles

Our donor circle programs give our passionate supporters the opportunity to demonstrate their heartfelt conviction through a giving plan over a certain period of time, usually two or three years.  Donor circles indicate habitual and thoughtful giving by constituents to organizations, ensures program sustainability, and allows for future planning. These donor circles include Sustainer’s Circle, Builder’s Circle, and Physician Giving Circle levels.

Click here to find out more about our donor circle programs.

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

Named Gifts

A named gift, sometimes called a commemorative gift, is given in recognition and celebration of a person close to you. It may honor a living person, remember someone who has died, or celebrate an event like a birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, retirement, or special holiday.

Click here to find out more about our named gift programs.

Nessa Coyle Palliative Nursing Leadership Fund

Our newest option for giving, the Nessa Coyle Palliative Nursing Leadership Fund is named in honor of a pioneer in palliative nursing and the ultimate clinician scholar.  The purpose of this fund is to develop and support leadership skills in hospice and palliative nurses, from the bedside to the boardroom.

Click here to find out more about this fund.

Planned Giving

Planned giving made to HPNF helps further the work and mission of the foundation, along with enabling you to leave a legacy for your loved ones. Planned gifts are deeply personal and sensitive gifts, and are a living reminder left by you that will continue to support the causes you have believed in for years to come. The most common kind of legacy or planned gift is a bequest by will, but others include charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, and retirement plans.

Click here to find out more about our planned gift programs.

For more information on these or other HPNF giving options, please contact the foundation directly at 412-787-9301 or email

Please remember HPNF in your will and estate planning.

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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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