Thelma Schorr Society

"Support Graduate Nursing Education through a bequest in your will."

Inspire Future Nurse Leaders
Join the Thelma Schorr Society and include Nurses Educational Funds in your estate plans.

Other Nursing Leaders who have included Nurses Educational Funds in their estate plans include:

Rita Reis Wieczorek:
Dr. Rita Reis Wieczorek had a dual purpose when she initiated the creation of the Thelma Schorr Society.

  1. Establish a means of recognizing a national nursing leader –

    Thelma Schorr was editor and chief of the American Nursing Journal then publisher and president of the company. Thelma Schorr went on to direct the publication of multiple nursing journals and pioneered the inclusion of continuing education articles. Ms Schorr has been a tireless advocate for nurses and was instrumental in establishing a national nursing voice.

  2. Create a means of ongoing recognition and support for graduate nursing scholarship.
    Dr. Wieczorek accomplished these 2 significant goals by making a bequest in her will for $5,000.00 to the Thelma Schorr Society.

Joining the Thelma Schorr Society is only one of the many ways individuals and institutions can donate to the Nurses Educational Funds to foster and support graduate nursing education. (See "Specific Bequests" on the NEF web site)

Nursing leaders, friends and benefactors of nurses can also take a leadership position to create graduate education nursing scholarship donations. Making a bequest in one's will is an excellent venue to promote graduate nursing education.

Dr. Wieczorek noted: "I remembered NEF because of the relationship I have with the organization- it is also a painless way of donating to a charity that is important to me."

Thelma Schorr Society Luncheon at the Lotos Club on September 30, 2015

Creating an Endowed Scholarship

Mary Elizabeth Carnegie:
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Carnegie was a distinguished nurse educator and author, known for breaking down racial barriers and preserving the history of African-American nurses. She endowed a scholarship in her name and dedicated it to doctoral study for African-American nurses. Upon her death, her bequest was added to this scholarship fund. Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. shines a light on nurse leaders.

Creating a Bequest in Your Will to NEF:
It is easy to include Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. in your will. For more information about how to include NEF in your estate plans, or to let us know that you have already done so, please contact the Nurses Educational Funds Office,

To Make Your Bequest to Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., please use the following language: "To the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc, I give _____% of my estate." Or you can name a fixed dollar amount.

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The Nurses Educational Funds, is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.


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Support a Graduate Nurse’s Education

NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.

NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.