Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has announced its second annual Day of Giving, set for Oct. 24-25, from noon to noon. Funds from the annual giving event will go toward scholarship support, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, campus support and more.
In 2022, FNU raised $21,275 from 51 generous donors during their first-ever Day of Giving. For this year’s event, the university has set a goal of raising $50,000 through the support of 100 donors. Donors can give to FNU in a variety of ways, including donor-advised funds, annual fund donations, stock gifts, planned giving and more.
“Supporters may choose from many different options when making a gift,” said Lisa Colletti-Jones, Director of Annual Giving and Courier Programs at FNU. “FNU’s Day of Giving allows us to come together as a community and make a lifetime of difference for our students and the communities they serve.”
New this year, advanced giving will be offered for donors, with gifts made between September 23 and October 25 contributing toward the grand total of the event. FNU will also offer challenges throughout the Day of Giving to encourage community engagement in the initiative.
FNU’s distance education model allows the university to reach students in diverse, rural and underserved communities in all 50 states. The lives of untold thousands of mothers, babies, and families have been touched through the gifts of FNU donors. Hundreds more have seen their dreams of graduate nursing education fulfilled as a result of scholarships seeded through gifts to Frontier. FNU awarded $1,050,000 in scholarships in 2022.
“The money raised impacts our students in many ways by supporting scholarships, DEI programs, providing simulation supplies, campus operations and emergency assistance to students” said Bobbi Silver, Chief Advancement Officer at FNU. “These areas and more are critical to providing high quality graduate nursing and midwifery education programs at FNU.”
FNU offers a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate Certificates in four specialties: Certified Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.