2018 Black & Gold1st Annual Gala - Saturday, November 3, 2018
For 35 years, your support has helped NFP achieve its mission of ensuring nurses for tomorrow. Recipients of NFP scholarships – both students and nurses returning to school – are able to advance their education and do meaningful work. This is a time for those who have benefited from highly qualified nurses to step up and invest in the profession.
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Black & Gold Gallery
Highlights of the past 2018 Black & Gold Gala with speakers, dinner, and silent auction as well as a night to honor our Nurses.
Author, In an Instant | The Bob Woodruff Foundation
Appearing on national TV and as a speaker since the 2007 publication of her book, Woodruff helps put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans.
Our 2018 Honorees
Marilyn D. Harris
MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Home Health Expert and Author
M. Louise Fitzpatrick
Former Dean ViIlanova University College of Nursing posthumous recognition
PHD, RN, CRNA, FAAN
Professor – University of Pittsburgh SON
Our Premiere Sponsor
UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. Its more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 11,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and eight acute care hospitals with 1,360 licensed beds: UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle, UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, UPMC Pinnacle Hanover, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster, UPMC Pinnacle Lititz, UPMC Pinnacle Memorial, and UPMC Pinnacle West Shore.
Northeast Pennsylvania Nephrology Associates, P.C.
West Chester University
BKP Healthcare Resources
Southern New Hampshire University
Mount Aloysius College
Allied Services Integrated Health System
La Salle University
Black & Gold Gala
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, 2018
Margarete L. Zalon
PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN / University of Scranton
NFP Vice President
MSN, MBA, RN / UPMC East
NFP Secretary and Treasurer
PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC / Wilkes University
NFP Board of Trustees
M. Chris Alichnie
PhD, RN / Bloomsburg University / PNC-ARE, Inc.
EdD, MSN, RN CNE / Thomas Jefferson University
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
PhD, MS, MA / Pennsylvania State University
NFP Honorary Trustee
MSN, RN / Retired
Gala Support Staff
Betsy M. Snook
CEO, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
PSNA Communications Director
PSNA Executive Assistant