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Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

Chad F. Cope


Chad Foster Cope, born on February 12, 1979, grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He was a graduate of Trinity High School (1997) and Penn State University (2006).

Chad was a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War and served in the 101st Airborne Battalion. Proud to serve others, Chad knew he wanted a profession in which he could make a difference.

His motivation, knowledge, and capacity to win the hearts of others led him to a career in governmental affairs. Chad’s loyalty, unparalleled work ethic and infectious smile afforded him a world of opportunity.

On October 5, 2011, Chad passed away. Through the generosity of family, friends, and donors, Chad’s legacy is realized through the work of NFP.


Memorial Fund


  • Supporting education and activities to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or issues facing returning military
  • Providing a stipend for internships in government relations


Chad’s memory will be honored annually through:


  • Recognition in NFP’s annual report
  • Features of gifts to the Fund
  • Recognition at NFP events