Dolphins for Nurses Campaign  

During the month leading up to National Nurses Week, April 12- May 12, nurses and nurse groups are invited to host a fundraiser for Nurses House by offering $1, $5 and $10 dolphin cards in exchange for donations.

This campaign can be easily incorporated into existing Nurses Week events. Individuals and teams can also create thier own fundraising page through the Nurses House website.

To learn more, or for a fundraising packet to share with your Nurses Week Coordinator/Committee, contact Stephanie Dague at 518-456-7858 x127 or   





Staff at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary participating in the 2016 Dolphins for Nurses Campaign



Nurses House Dolphin Award

The Dolphin Award is an annual award given in December by Nurses House to honor an individual or group having made a substantial impact on our mission and the population to which we are dedicated.




Nominations are now open for the 2019 Dolphin Award. Please click here for the nomination form. Return your completed form by July 20, 2019 to or fax to 518-452-3760. 


Past Award Recipients Include:

2018 - The Western New York Chapter of Nurses House

2017 - Cathryne A. Welch, EdD, RN (pictured above with William Donovan, President at the ceremony)

2016 - Robert V. Peimonte, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN

2015 - Glennie Millard, BSN, RN

2014 - Karen Ballard, MA, RN, FAAN

2013 - Cynthia Lydford, MA, RN

2012 - The Alumnae Association of Prospect Heights Hospital

2011 - Claire F. Murray, MS, RN

2010 - The New York State Nurses Association

2009 - Maimonides Medical Center

2008 - Diana J. Mason, RN, Phd, FAAN

2007 - The Foundation of the Alumnae Association of Mt. Sinai School of Nursing




Other Ways you Can Help


Corporate Matches

If you are planning to make a donation, make sure to check with your employer to see if they have a charitable match program, because one donation is good, but two is even better! 



A charitable bequest is a distibution from an estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. Charitable bequests are a meaningful way to carry on one's legacy. If you think there may me additional funds left, after your family's needs have been met, we hope you will consider making a gift to Nurses House to continue helping nurses in need. If you wish to make a bequest to Nurses House, all it takes is a call to your attorney to add Nurses House as a beneficiary in your will.