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 improving health and achieving health equity by impacting policy through nursing leadership, innovation, and science.

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.  The Academy also accepts stock donations. View instructions here.

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 Caroline Kane, Chief Advancement Officer, at ckane@AANnet.org.

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

INL 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

CANS Restricted Fund

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), works to advance goals related to nursing and healthcare research, scientific training, learning opportunities, and career development. CANS advocates for increased support of nursing science to benefit all people and the good of society by enhancing communication among nurse scientists and the public, as well as supporting the development, dissemination, and utilization of nursing research.

Make a Gift to CANS
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.