Florence Wald Champions

The HPNF Florence Wald Champions program was established in honor of Florence S. Wald, MN, MS, FAAN. Florence Wald Champions 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 Champions 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 Champions are special philanthropists, and they are given special recognition by HPNF.

A Florence Wald Champion commitment to 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 Champion donor, please click this link to download and submit the Florence Wald Champion pledge form.

Pledge Form

I decided to become a Florence Wald Champion because I am a senior palliative care researcher and want to support the next generation.


Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN

For close to 20 years, nurses have been rated by the public as the most trusted professionals. The year of 2020 and COVID-19 have demonstrated the unequivocal role nurses hold in our healthcare system. I have never been more proud to be a nurse. Hospice and palliative nurses have demonstrated incredible courage throughout this time. I am a Florence Wald Champion because I want to help HPNF in their efforts to support nurses in hospice and palliative care practice, education, leadership, and research.

Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, FPCN

Florence Wald Champions

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation is proud to recognize the following individuals who are leading through giving a Florence Wald Champion pledge of $10,000 over five years. 
Margaret L. Campbell (2021)
Marie A. Bakitas (2021)
Joan Carpenter (2021)
JoAnne Reifsnyder (2020)
Ginger Marshall (2019)
Anne Hughes (2019)
Katy Lanz (2018)
Denise Stahl (2018, 2013)
Joyce Palmieri (2017)
Betty Ferrell (2016, 2005)
Sally Welsh (2016)
Jeanne Martinez (2015, 2004)
Marge Maisto (2014)
Debra Weigand (2011)
Connie Dahlin (2011)
Joy Buck (2009)
Pam Malloy (2009)
Rose Virani (2009)
Kate Faulkner (2008)
Debra E. Heidrich (2008)
Mary Louise Irvine (2008)
Jane C. Sidwell (2008)
Patricia Berry (2007)
Elizabeth Ford Pitorak (2007)
Bonnie Glod (2006)
Barbara Miller (2006)
Mary Ersek (2005)
Linda Gorman (2005)
Judy Lentz 2004)

For more information, please contact the foundation directly at 412-787-9301 or email [email protected]

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