The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP) announced that Paula M. Lasecki has been named Director of Development to engage in development and donor relations. Paula will play a vital role in meeting NFP’s vision to ensure nurses for tomorrow by developing donor strategies, increasing fundraising opportunities, and managing the annual scholarships program.
Paula is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College. She is working toward securing a CFRE. Prior to joining NFP, Paula was director of development with the Diocese of Harrisburg where she was responsible for endowment growth and charitable gift annuity programs. She pioneered several successful fundraising events, oversaw annual giving appeals, and managed capital campaigns. Prior to the Diocese of Harrisburg, Paula was the marketing director of New England Financial, working clients on insurance, planning, and retirement.
NFP exists to support the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s (PSNA) efforts to shape the future of healthcare through nursing. NFP’s mission is to be the premier charitable organization for professional nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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NFP ensures nurses for tomorrow. NFP is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Seal of Excellence for successfully completing 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. www.theNFP.org
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 221,000 nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with registered nurses across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. www.psna.org
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