The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), will host the 2nd Annual Black & Gold Gala on November 2, 2019 at the Hilton Harrisburg. For over 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 event is a time for those who have benefited from highly qualified nurses to invest in the profession.
The Gala’s keynote presenter, Shannon Miller, remains the most decorated Olympic gymnast in American history with two gold, two silver, and three bronze medals. She is the only female athlete to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame – twice! In 1996, she led the “Magnificent Seven” to the U.S. Women’s first-ever Team Gold. For the first time for any American gymnast, Shannon captured Gold on the balance beam.
Retired from competition, Shannon has moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness of women and children. She launched her company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, in 2010. In January 2011, Shannon was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had the baseball-sized tumor removed successfully and followed up with an aggressive chemotherapy regimen. Shannon has remained open and public about her diagnosis and treatment. She is cancer-free and continues to be an advocate for early detection, awareness, research, and survivorship. Her book, It’s Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life, encourages and empowers others to overcome their personal challenges.
The evening’s emcee is Scott LaMar, the host and executive producer of the daily Smart Talk news and public affairs program on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
The Gala will also honor the following healthcare heroes: President’s Award is given to Mark and Ann Baiada, Bayada Home Health Care; Diversity Leadership Award honoree Dr. Patrick Kenny. In addition to these honors, the Gala will include cocktails, raffles, dinner, and dancing.
The Black & Gold Gala will begin at 5:30 pm in the Pennsylvania Ballroom. The cost to attend this event is $150 a ticket.
To register or learn more about this event, visit www.thenfp.org.
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. (www.theNFP.org)
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 (www.psna.org).
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 www.pano.org.
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. (www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org)