Ways to Give

Donate to the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund


Renamed in 2011, the Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund honors Dr. Rheba de Tornyay, a Living Legend, Founding Fellow, and First Board President of the Academy. Rheba de Tornyay dedicated her life to promoting research, training, and services for the healthy aging of adults while advancing the nursing profession. The Academy can think of no better way to honor her legacy.

The Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund, as the primary fundraising arm, houses all contributions made to the Academy, both unrestricted and unrestricted gifts. 

What Your Donations Support

While this development fund elevates and supports a variety of the Academy's initiatives, including strategic partnerships and expert panel discussions, each dollar raised directly supports the Academy's mission of transforming health policy and practice through nursing knowledge.

Strategic partnerships have been enhanced with key groups across the broader health community. These partnerships include the National Academy of Medicine through our presence on the Best Practices and Innovation Collaborative, the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, and the Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health; the National Quality Forum; the National Coalition on Health Care; the Eldercare Workforce Alliance; and the United States Breastfeeding Committee.

Expert Panels represent the working groups of the Academy that consist of Fellows with expertise in areas of relevance to policy and practice. Expert Panel Fellows utilize their critical knowledge, analytical skills, and networks to review the current research and issues within their field. Taking action as appropriate in addressing key issues, Expert Panels ultimately make recommendations on projects or initiatives that the Academy should undertake to transform health policy and practice.


How to Donate

Gifts are accepted both online and by mail. 

Donate to the
Rheba de Tornyay
Development Fund

Gifts can be sent to:
American Academy of Nursing
The Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund
1000 Vermont Ave, NW Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005

Any questions should be directed to Jocelyn Cunic, Chief Operating Officer

Edge Runners Restricted Fund

Edge Runners is the platform for the nursing community to advocate for new thinking in the health debate. Through the Academy's recognition of nurse innovators, Edge Runners tell a powerful story: how nurses are creating new, transformational options that help people stay healthy in their communities and cope better with illness.

Make a Gift to the Edge Runner Program

Institute for Nursing Leadership Restricted Fund

The Institute for Nursing Leadership (INL) was launched in 2014 and serves as the umbrella for nurse appointments and leadership development. INL aims to prepare fellows for appointments on key national/international and state governing boards of health-related entities/systems, councils, commissions, and task forces.

Make a Gift to INL

NAM Nurse Scholar Restricted Fund

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program, supported by the Academy, ANA, and ANF, provides a year-long leadership opportunity in health policy at NAM. It is designed as an immersion experience to facilitate leaders engaging in a prominent role in health policy development at the national level and their interaction with other health fellows and scholars.

Make a Gift to the NAM Nurse Scholar Program
Your generosity allows the Academy to build upon opportunities that may not otherwise be funded. The American Academy of Nursing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax-deductible. As with any tax-deductible contribution, please consult your tax advisor.