Inaugural Sponsors

The American Nurses Foundation advances the nursing profession by serving as a thought-leader, catalyst for action, convener, and funding conduit. We identify the most pressing issues facing nurses, collaborate with leaders both inside and outside the profession on solutions, and strive to get the financial resources needed to research, test, and amplify these solutions to evolve the practice of nursing and transform health and health care.


Co-Founder of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, Michael R. Shaughnessy was the essential Catalyst who sparked the creation of this project as its Inaugural Sponsor. We are grateful for his unwavering support of our film and our storytelling journey.

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, is the Gateway to Great Nurses. With nationally ranked graduate programming, Goldfarb is a proud member of BJC Health System, home of nationally ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. Through a commitment to rigorous academics, innovative research and community engagement, Goldfarb is committed to leading change and advancing health equity. Watch our special sponsor trailer video, featuring remarks from Goldfarb School President Angela Clark and Vice President Deidre Griffith.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, globally recognized for its excellence in nursing education and research, is the world’s nurse leadership destination. Ranked among the best nursing schools, the School of Nursing produces dynamic healthcare leaders through innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. As one of the top U.S. nursing schools in NIH-funded research, our faculty’s research improves health and prepares students to be competitive nurse scientists in a rapidly diversifying society.

Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Founded in 2006, Jonas Philanthropies is improving healthcare for the better by investing where it matters most. We address high-need issues and audiences with high-impact solutions: promoting leadership in nursing and veterans healthcare, preventing and treating low vision and blindness, and protecting our children’s environmental health.

Additional Contributors

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Linda Q. Everett
Greer Glazer
Judith Shamian
Pamela Cipriano
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Carol Musil
Melvin Smith
Stuart Downs
Todd Nelson
Judy Beal
Michael Goldberg
Mary Ann and Gene Burch
Rose Sherman
Tamara Mckinnon