2023 Have a Heart for Nurses in Need

For Valentine's Day and throughout the month of February individuals can make a donation in honor of a nurse and send them an e-card through the Nurses House Have a Heart campaign. All donations go directly to nurses in need and all honorees are listed here. Two lucky winners are selected from all the honorees to receive a swag bag full of goodies. Sponsors for the 2022 campaign included NYSNA and the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (Gold), Tau Kappa Chapter and Delta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (Silver) and the National League for Nursing (Bronze). Below are the 2022 honorees for the Have a Heart Campaign. If you would like to sponsor this campaign for 2023, please contact

2022 Wall of Nurse Honorees

Meryle Atkinson

Roseann Berges

Carolee Hildenbrandt

Margaret Livingston

Marie Loguercio

Judy Malejs

Irene Perlman

Bob Piemonte

Brenda Robinson

Ventryce Thomas



2023 Nurses House Dolphin Award

The Dolphin Award is an annual award given 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 for the 2023 Dolphin Award are now closed and the awardee will be announced soon.


David Theobald, MS, RN, CSP accepting the 2021 Dolphin Award from Ilene Sussman, President of Nurses House


Past Award Recipients Include:

2021 - David Theobald, MS, RN, CSP

2020 - Thomas Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Barbara Sommer, MA, RN

2019 - Ilene Sussman, RN

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


Dolphins for Nurses Campaign, April 12-May 12 2023

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 fundraiser can be easily incorporated into existing Nurses Week events. Individuals and teams can also create thier own fundraising page through the Nurses House website beginning April 12th.

To learn more, sponsor this campaign, or to receive a fundraising packet to share with your Nurses Week Coordinator/Committee, contact Stephanie Dague at or  



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

COVID-19 Campaign 2020

The Nurses House Inc and American Nurses Foundation COVID-19 Fund provided grants to 2,417 nurses nationwide affected by COVID-19 from April 1-July 31, 2020. Click here to view the full report.


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.