Volunteers help the AONL Foundation meet the ever-changing needs of nursing leadership by volunteering their service and expertise. These volunteers help keep the Foundation focused on how to best benefit the field by serving as advisors, think tanks, idea generators and sounding boards. They also help generate support for the Foundation to continue the work within our mission.
Help plan and organize the annual Soirée and Online Auction. The Soirée takes place during the 2020 AONL Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The Online Auction extends both before and after the Annual Meeting. These two premier events help build awareness and raise funds to support the work of the Foundation.
This committee evaluates research proposals received and makes funding recommendation the Board of Directors. This committee also reviews nominations for the Nurse Researcher of the Year Award. The Committee meets at various times through the year. Committee member names are not published.
AONL Foundation State Ambassadors
The primary purpose of the Foundation’s State Ambassadors program is to serve as a guidepost for the Foundation in properly engaging nurse leaders in each of our 50 states. These ambassadors help advise the Foundation, to insure that the Foundation continues to provide all members of the nursing leadership profession with the most pertinent knowledge base and skill set that helps them to be masters of best practices. At the same time, these Ambassadors help promote the work of the Foundation, to create greater awareness of the Foundation’s priorities and to encourage participation in the Foundation’s mission. Searching for ambassadors specifically from Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas and Washington.
Corporate Advisory Council
This diverse group of representatives from the corporate sector includes members who have an active interest in health care and the special role nurse leaders play in managing and developing the largest component of the health care sector’s workforce. Members of the Corporate Advisory Council serve as advisors to help the Foundation engage with the corporate community and advance the mission of the Foundation. Not currently seeking volunteers.
Children’s Initiative Working Group
The purpose of this working group is to assist the Foundation in developing strategic goals and potential research questions for new research projects focusing on nursing leadership’s role within current issues affecting today’s children. Members of this group have participated in at least one AONL Fellowship program—either the Nurse Manager Fellowship or the Nurse Director Fellowship—and have expertise in pediatrics. Not currently seeking volunteers.
System Chief Nurse Executive Philanthropy Council
The members of this council oversee more than 10% of the nursing workforce in the United States. These individuals serve as advisors to the Foundation in engaging with nursing leadership at the system level. At the same time, members of this council help promote the work of the Foundation, to build awareness and encourage participation in the Foundation’s mission. Not currently seeking volunteers.