Annual Have a Heart for Nurses in Need Campaign

For Valentine's Day and throughout the month of February individuals have the opportunity to 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 2023 campaign included NYSNA (Gold) and the Alpha Upsilon and Tau Kappa Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau (Silver). To become a sponsor for the 2024 campaign, contact Stephanie Dague at 

2023 Wall of Honorees

Carla Antonucci

Margaret Leask

Terri Mulqueen

Susan O'Malley

Gloria Vieira

Barbara Sommer

Elizabeth Weaver

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. 

The 2023 Dolphin Award will go to the American Nurses Foundation. The award will be presented in Washington, DC in June and an event will be held virtually to celebrate. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available. 


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


Past Award Recipients Include:

2023 - American Nurses Foundation

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


Annual Nurses Week Campaign

Dolphins for Nurses

During the month leading up to, and culminating in 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 dolphins in exchange for donations.

This fundraiser can be easily incorporated into existing Nurses Week activities and 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


Nurses House 9&Wine Golf Fundraiser in Partnership with Davin Healthcare

The first ever golf fundraiser for Nurses House was held in September of 2022 at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY. The second annual 9&Wine is scheduled for September 20, 2023 at Saratoga Lake Golf Club. Tickets will be available to purchase in July. We are seeking sponsors of various levels. Click here to see more information about sponsorship levels available. Contact Stephanie Dague if you wish to sponsor this event at or visit the fundraiser page here

Staff of Davin Healchcare hosting the raffle at the dinner reception at the Nurses House 9&Wine Reception Dinner 

COVID-19 Fund 2020

The Nurses House Inc COVID-19 Fund, in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, provided grants to 2,417 nurses nationwide affected by COVID-19 from April 1-July 31, 2020. Click here to read the whole report. Click here to read an article about the fund in the NY Daily News 2020 Nurses Week Supplement (See pg 6). 


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.