What Your Gifts Mean to the School of Nursing

student practicingThrough the generous contributions of so many of our alumni and friends, as well as corporations and foundations, the School of Nursing at The University of Akron is better able to provide the education and training necessary to prepare outstanding undergraduate and graduate nurses to meet the health care demands of our 21st century world.

Why give?

The need for continuing private support of public higher education has never been greater. Your gifts aid the School of Nursing as it recruits and retains the brightest students. Together, we can help our students accomplish their educational and career goals.

To give to the School of Nursing, share your story, or for more information contact:

William M. Cole
Director of Major Gifts, College of Health Professions
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2603

Donor Profiles

The generosity of Donors continues to allow The University of Akron School of Nursing to transform lives on a daily basis. These gifts allow the School to actively pursue its mission to educate the next generation of nurses by providing scholarships, supporting the endowment or helping to build new labs and learning environments. In the coming months, we will be sharing the stories of some of these individuals.

How Your Gift Will Help

Your gift provides the School of Nursing with the ability to vigorously pursue its mission. Gifts can be earmarked to provide for a wide-range of needs within the School of Nursing including scholarships, capital projects, endowments and special needs.

Learn more about how your gift will help.

Ways to Give

Gifts can be made to the School of Nursing in two categories — outright gifts and planned gifts.

Outright gifts include cash, online contributions, securities and real estate, and matching gifts.

Planned gifts include bequests, life insurance and charitable gift annuities.

Cameos of Caring

Recognizing nurses for their contribution to health care in Summit County and the surrounding region is one of the primary purposes of The University of Akron School of Nursing Cameos of Caring program. Begun in 2002 and modeled after the successful Cameos of Caring program at the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Akron program continues to celebrate the nursing excellence and helps keep the nation's critical need for nurses at the forefront of public consciousness.

The hallmark of the Cameos of Caring program - the annual gala - recognized as one of the region's premier health care events is held annually. Beginning with the first gala, this special event has raised more than $800,000 to support an endowed nursing scholarship at The University of Akron. This scholarship helps provide for the education of the next generation of nurses.

Learn more about Cameos of Caring.