Ways to Give

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There are many ways to help the NLN Foundation Preserve the Past and Build the Future of nursing education. 

Throughout the year, you may give in the following ways:

  • Stock or Matching Gifts: There are two other ways of making a generous gift to the NLN Foundation: donating appreciated stocks and participating on an employer-matching program. Contact foundation@nln.org for more information and next steps.
  • Leave a Legacy: consider leaving a legacy in nursing education through the NLN Foundation. One small sentence in your will or conversation with your financial advisor can make a lifetime of difference. Whether you have benefited from the services of the NLN or wish to ensure that future generations can benefit, your legacy gift to the NLN Foundation is an investment in our missionLet us assist you in leaving a legacy in nursing education with us. Learn more about planned giving here.
  • Endowment Funds: NLN Foundation Endowment Funds ensure a lasting legacy by providing funds in perpetuity. To create a new named fund, a gift of $50,000 is required. However, anyone can designate a a gift to any endowment fund. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, we have established the following named endowment funds:
    • Board of Trustees/Board of Governors Endowment Fund
    • Ruth D. Corcoran Fund for Nursing Education
    • Nancy Langston Nursing Education Research Fund
    • Dorothy A. Otto Endowment Fund
    • Mary Ann Rizzolo Faculty Dissertation Scholarship Fund
  • Volunteer: the key to the NLN's success is the support we receive from our members. Your time and expertise is extremely valuable to us. For example, you can become a NLN Ambassador!

CARES Act and Your Gift

There are new tax rules for charitable giving included in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. For instance, in the 2020 tax year only, you may deduct cash contributions to the NLN Foundation and most other charities to offset up to 100 percent of your income.

Additionally, if you do not itemize your deductions in 2020, you can still reduce your taxable income by up to $300 for contributions of cash to charities using an “above the line” adjustment to reduce your taxable income. Married couples can reduce taxable income by $600 for those contributions.

Finally, most required minimum distributions from retirement plans have been eliminated for 2020. Please contact your financial agent to see how these new rules may apply to you.

For more information on ways to participate on our campaign, please contact Tatiana Nin at tnin@nln.org and (202) 909-2494 or foundation@nln.org

Donors on what it means to give to the NLN

"I believe the mission of the National League for Nursing is as relevant and vital today as it was when NLN was founded in 120 year ago. Because of the benefits I have received personally and professionally and because I believe that the NLN will be a dynamic leader in creation of the preferred future for our profession and health care, I have chosen to make the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education a priority for my philanthropy." - Nancy Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN

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"I have been an involved member of the National League for Nursing since 1958. In 2007, being honored as an inaugural fellow in the Academy of Nursing was very meaningful recognition in my long teaching career. With the NLN's exemplary focus on nursing education for today's faculty, I have the pleasure of providing 'the gift' of scholarships to faculty for nursing education research through the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education. Serving as a trustee on the board of the foundation, I know the importance of nursing education research for our future as the NLN's partner in our ever-changing health care system." - Dorothy Otto, EdD, RN, ANEF

"While nursing education is key to the future of nursing and the health of the nation, nurse educatorsMA_Rizzolo are sadly underpaid, and nursing education research receives minimal funding. The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is the only organization that focuses exclusively on addressing these issues through its scholarships and grants. There are many good causes that deserve your donations. I hope that the NLN Foundation is on your list." - Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF