Support the Annual Fund

Alumni Giving for a New Generation of Nurses


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Terry Harrell (BSN '77)                               Julia Powell (BSN '71)

Every single day here at the School of Nursing, we have reason to be grateful to the many generous alumni who support our Annual Fund.

Our Annual Fund helps close the gap between what we have and what we need. Through annual gifts, our alumni enable us to continue the important work of removing barriers to health care, not just in Alabama, but around the world.

"The School of Nursing is introducing a number of leadership gift clubs to recognize Annual Fund donors who have decided to make giving to the school a priority and lend their support every year," said Jeannie Horton, Senior Director of Development. "Membership is renewable annually and is based on the cumulative amount given to the Annual Fund within the year. We're also offering convenient multi-year pledges to help our donors plan their continuing gifts and to cut down on the number of annual solicitations."

Julia "Judy" Powell (BSN '71) is among those alumni whose faithful generosity to the Annual Fund has had a continuing impact on the school. As senior vice president of patient services for National HealthCare Corporation, based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Powell oversees a support department of all clinical disciplines—dietetics, social work, nursing, nursing informatics, health information, and recreation— for a corporation serving 11 states with 75 nursing homes, over 30 home care programs, assisted/independent living facilities, a hospice company, and rehabilitation services. The company also runs a nonprofit foundation that supports physician and nursing education in long-term care geriatrics.

Powell said she enjoys working in a field where the needs are so great and the environment is constantly changing. That's one of many reasons why she wants to support UAB's efforts to prepare the next generation of nurses to serve this patient population.

"The UAB community and the Birmingham medical community have a number of known researchers in geriatrics, so they recognize a need that I consider very important," Powell said. "But I also think it is important for all of us who have enjoyed wonderful careers in nursing to support the development of future nurses. I've been successful, and part of my success I owe to the UAB School of Nursing. I think I have an obligation to give back."

There weren't very many men in nursing back when Terry Harrell (BSN '77) and a friend dared each other to enroll. Harrell followed through, and his nursing education prepared him for a career he never could have anticipated. Initially, he thought he wanted to become a nurse anesthetist. But after completing his bachelor's degree, he decided to work in a hospital setting—one year in emergency care and three in the operating room—before continuing his education. About the time he decided anesthesia wasn't for him, he was offered a job with a pacemaker manufacturer who needed someone with clinical experience to attend implants. Harrell's career in medical sales had begun.

"In the mid-90s, a colleague and I happened onto a product used in reconstructive plastic surgery, and we've been dealing in that field for about 17 years now," said Harrell.

Their Birmingham-based company was purchased by Synovis Life Technologies, which recently was purchased by Baxter, a global health care corporation.

"We have become a very small part of a very, very large company," said Harrell, who is director of sales for a division called Synovis Micro Companies Alliance. "I do most of our clinical evaluation of products and our clinical training with the sales group. I'm also liaison to our surgeon customers. So I use my nursing education every day. It has helped me tremendously."

Harrell said he contributes to the School of Nursing's Annual Fund because he wants to help open doors for future nurses. "I always thought it was right to give back," he said. "There are talented students out there who might not have the financial wherewithal to pay for an education, and I want them to have the opportunities that I've enjoyed. It's just the right thing to do."

The Annual Fund is the school's main source of unrestricted income, giving the dean flexibility to meet emerging needs of students and faculty. These important charitable fund donations help us prepare the nurse leaders of tomorrow.

"It goes without saying that we are sincerely grateful for any gift at any level," said Horton. "But those alumni, faculty, and friends of the school who regularly contribute to the Annual Fund are especially appreciated because they enable us to plan more effectively, knowing what funds we can count on to fulfill our mission year after year."

Are you ready to participate? Visit UAB Online Giving or contact the UAB School of Nursing Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 205-975-8936 or nursealum@uab.edu.

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LEADERS TRANSFORMING HEALTH

The UAB School of Nursing is ranked among the top five percent of nursing schools in the country.  We lead the state in discovery and application of knowledge in nursing education and health care delivery to overcome the most challenging health issues facing Alabama today.  Our educators, clinical nurses and scientists determine the best ways to prepare nurse leaders; provide care and support to patients and their families; and maintain health and quality of life.  These evidence-based breakthroughs become the standard of care that other nursing schools and health care systems across the globe adopt and follow.  Discoveries made at the UAB School of Nursing shape and mold the health of our city, state, country and world.



WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE TODAY?

Gifts help the School of Nursing accomplish a level of excellence that is not possible with state and research funding alone. Partners in that effort include the School of Nursing Board of Visitors and Junior Board of Visitors and the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society, as well as numerous friends of the School. There are quite a variety ways to give a gift that will help shape the School’s future.


Methods of Giving

Annual Gifts
Annual giving provides UAB School of Nursing a strong foundation and vital operating funds for priority initiatives while generating much-needed assistance to improve and enhance academic programs, research, technology and other important campaigns as determined by the Dean.

Class Gifts
Nursing Alumni celebrating class reunions may support the UAB School of Nursing’s programs, projects, or scholarships. This can be done in honor of their class, a beloved faculty member or class member.

Endowed Gifts
Endowed gifts are intended to permanently support students, faculty, and/or programs as designated by the donor. Endowment funds are invested and managed by the University of Alabama, and the income from the gifts is directed toward a purpose selected by the donor. Learn more about How an Endowment Gift Works and Minimum Endowment Levels.

Gifts-in-Kind
Gifts-in-Kind are donated equipment or supplies that the School can use in its teaching programs. Tax benefits may be available.

Major Gifts
We appreciate the support of all of our generous donors. Donors who support the UAB School of Nursing through major gifts can designate their support toward a specific purpose or program that matches their personal interests within the University’s priorities.

Memorial Gifts/Tribute Gifts
Gifts to the UAB School of Nursing can be given in honor or in memory of a loved one, colleague or friend. This gift will be acknowledged to the person of your choice.

Matching Gifts
The UAB School of Nursing participates in a matching gift program to increase your gift’s impact. If your company matches the gifts of its employees, your gift may be made significantly higher, based upon your employer’s contribution. Contact your company’s human resources department to find out if they will match your gift.

Planned Gifts
A planned gift can benefit the UAB School of Nursing now and in the future. Planned gifts also have unique tax benefits for the donor offering the maximum personal benefits for charitable giving. The Office of Planned Giving would be happy to discuss giving options with you or your legal or tax advisor. Visit the Planned Giving website www.uab.edu/plannedgiving for more information.


Please consult your tax and/or estate planning professional to determine which gift methods are best for you. UAB is a non-profit organization under IRS tax code 501(c)(3).





Payment Options

Thank you for choosing to support the UAB School of Nursing by making an investment in the future of nursing education, research and patient care. You can make your gift online, in person, by mail, or by phone. Download a Charitable Gift Contribution and Intent-to-Pledge Form here.



Check or Money Order

Send a check or money order made payable to the UAB School of Nursing. In the memo line specify the purpose of the gift, or write a letter stating the purpose to accompany the check or money order. Send your gift to:

UAB School of Nursing
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
NB 1010
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1210


 

Transfer Stock/Securities

UAB accepts gifts of publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds and mutual funds. This type of gift may be transferred electronically or delivered in certificate form. It is the University’s general policy for all publicly traded securities to be sold upon receipt. All gifts of stock should be accompanied by a letter from the donor stating his/her intention to give the securities to UAB. Please contact the School’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations for instructions. 

To receive prompt credit for your gift, please provide us with the following information:

  • Your intention to make a gift to UAB 
  • The estimated transfer date
  • The name of your securities firm
  • The name and contact information of your broker and the stock to be transferred.
  • The intended purpose of the gift


 

Credit Card

VISA, MasterCard, American Express are accepted. Make your gift or pledge through our secure online giving form or call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, if you want to give your gift via phone.


 

Payroll Deduction

If you are an employee of UAB, it is quick and easy to contribute to the UAB School of Nursing. Your contribution is automatically deducted monthly from your UAB paycheck. Download a UAB payroll deduction
form here.


Please consult your tax and/or estate planning professional to determine which gift methods are best for you. UAB is a non-profit organization under IRS tax code 501(c)(3).

Areas to Support

Charitable Gift Opportunities

You can join the effort to transform the health of our state, country and world by making a charitable gift or multi-year pledge to the UAB School of Nursing.  What do you want to change today?



Named-gift opportunities for the Campaign for UAB include:
Expand and Enhance the School of Nursing Building
  • NAME THE SCHOOL OF NURSING BUILDING
    • ($10 million) - A transformative gift to name the renovated SON building
  • NAME THE ATRIUM IN THE EXPANDED SON BUILDING
    • ($ 5 million) – Name the five-story open atrium in the renovated SON building
  • NAME A FLOOR IN THE EXPANDED SON BUILDING
    • ($1 million - $2 million) – Name a floor in the renovated SON building
  • NAME AN AREA OR ROOM IN THE EXPANDED SON BUILDING
    • ($25,000 - $750,000) – Name one or more areas in the expanded SON building.  Available areas include the Center for Innovation in Nursing Education, faculty offices, Center for Nursing Research, student areas or other space

 



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Sustain Progress in the Transformation of Nursing’s Workforce
  • NAME THE UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING
    • (Endowed, Planned and Outright Gift Combination of $25 million) – A transformative gift to name the School and provide funding to transform health and shape health care
  • ESTABLISH AN ENDOWED PROGRAM SUPPORT FUND
    • ($250,000 to $10 million) – Provide ongoing support for specialty nursing programs. Available areas include neonatal, stroke, oncology, geriatric or palliative care nursing education, research or outreach
  • SPONSOR A CLINICALLY-BASED RESEARCH INITIATIVE
    • ($100,000 - $250,000) – Name a clinically-based research initiative and help improve quality nursing care, transform the nursing workforce, discover break-through interventions in care delivery and therapies to benefit patients

 



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Advance Nursing Research for Better Health and Quality of Life
  • ESTABLISH AN ENDOWED CHAIR OR PROFESSORSHIP
    • ($500,000 to $1,500,000 or More) – Name an endowment to attract, retain and support the research and mentoring efforts of a leading nurse scientist/educator
  • ESTABLISH AND NAME AN EMINENT SCHOLAR’S AWARD FOR PHD STUDENTS
    • (Endowed Gift of $250,000 or Annual Gifts of $50,000) – Provide opportunities for a deserving PhD student to pursue research that will advance the science of nursing and improve health and quality of life
  • SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF A YOUNG NURSE INVESTIGATOR
    • (Annual Gifts of $25,000) – Fund innovative studies and research protocols for UAB nursing students as they explore the scope of nursing science and discovery with their mentors

 





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Attract the Best and Brightest Students into Nursing
  • ENDOW A GRADUATE OR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
    • (Endowed Gift of $25,000 - $250,000 or Annual Gifts of $50,000) – Name a scholarship to support deserving nursing students and help them realize their full potential as leaders in the field of nursing practice, education and research
  • SPONSOR AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM WITHIN THE UAB SCHOOL OF NURSING
    • (Annual Gifts of $100,000 - $500,000) – Name and fund one or more vital programs within the School.  Available areas include outreach to underserved areas, the Nightingale Letters Project, labs for nursing-skills simulation or student immersion experiences

 



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Accelerate Efforts to Improve Health Care Access and Delivery
  • ESTABLISH AN ENDOWED PROGRAM SUPPORT FUND
    • ($500,000 to $1,500,000 or More) – Name an endowment to support and sustain clinical outreach for primary and preventive care, and engage UAB nursing students with care delivery for underserved and needy populations
  • FUND A COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH OR OUTREACH PROJECT
    • (Annual Gifts of $250,000 - $500,000) – Name a multi-disciplinary research protocol or community-based nursing project and support the collaborative activity of health care providers from across the UAB campus to care for underserved populations

 



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Outright Gifts in Any Amount will Help Fund:
  • Clinical Research Aimed at Improving Health and Health Care Delivery
  • Community-Based Research, Outreach and Interventions
  • Education of Nurse Leaders and Scientists
  • Travel to Scientific Meetings and Specialty Nursing Conferences
  • Services and Support for Nurse-Managed Clinics
  • Facility Upgrades and Enhancements

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