Main Line: (888) 707-7762
Fax: (717) 657-3796

NFP Black & Gold Gala Announcement



Featuring Speaker, Author, and Journalist Lee Woodruff


The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), will host a Black & Gold Gala on November 3, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg. For 35 years, donor support has helped NFP achieve its vision of ensuring nurses for tomorrow. Students and nurses returning to school are able to advance their education and do meaningful work through NFP scholarships and educational programs. This is a time for those who have benefited from highly qualified nurses to invest in the profession.

The Gala’s keynote presenter, Lee Woodruff, is a best-selling author, journalist, and speaker. Her book, In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing, discusses her family’s journey to recovery after her husband’s near-fatal brain injury, which he suffered while on assignment in Iraq. Along with her husband, Bob Woodruff, Lee has established the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist injured service members and their families heal from the wounds of war.

The Gala will honor the following Pennsylvania nurses: Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick (posthumous); and Richard Henker, PhD, RN, FAAN. In addition to honoring dedicated nurses, the Gala will include cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner.

The Black & Gold Gala will begin at 5:30 pm in the Pennsylvania Ballroom. The cost to attend this event is $150 a ticket, with numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities available at All RSVP and sponsorships are due October 3, 2018.

To register or learn more about this event, visit


# # #


The NFP ensures nurses for tomorrow. The NFP is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Seal of Excellence for successfully completing a rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. The official registration and financial information of the NFP may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement. (


The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 215,000 nurses, the Association works to be essential in advancing, promoting and supporting the profession of nursing to improve health for all in the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (


PANO is a statewide membership organization amplifying the impact of the community benefit sector through advocacy, collaboration, learning, communication and support services.  PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector and highlight the critical role nonprofits serve. By coming together and recognizing our collective value, Pennsylvania communities and the power to do good will thrive. For more information on PANO and PANO’s Standards for Excellence® Program, visit


The Standards for Excellence originated as a special initiative of Maryland Nonprofits in 1998 and has since expanded into a national program to help nonprofit organizations achieve the highest benchmarks of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations. The program has been formally adopted by 10 state, regional and national affiliate organizations, and is supported by 66 licensed consultants and over 100 volunteers with professional experience in nonprofit governance and administration. Since its inception, the program has accredited or recognized over 200 individual nonprofit organizations that completed a rigorous application and review process to demonstrate adherence to the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. (

Previous ArticleNext Article