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, idea generators, and sounding boards. They also help generate support for the Foundation to continue the work within our mission. Application submissions for 2024 volunteers are now closed. Applicants will receive a notification in December.
Help plan and organize the annual Soirée. The Soirée will take place during the 2024 AONL Annual Conference in New Orleans. This premier event helps 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.
The AONL Foundation Fund Development Committee supports the development and fundraising activities of the Foundation. Members personally support the Foundation and actively participate in the fundraising and donor stewardship process. Members are asked to contact at least five donors each month to say "Thank You." Members are asked to provide introductions, participate in the solicitation process as appropriate.
This committee evaluates financial aid applications received and makes funding recommendation the Board of Directors. This committee also reviews the criteria and application process and recommends additional financial aid opportunities for the Foundation board to consider. Members of this committee area also asked to assist with increasing charitable support to provide more financial aid funding through introductions, brainstorming and working with the Development Committee.
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. Members are also asked to sponsor their seat on the Council, either as individuals or through their organization. Please contact Dani Ward for more details.
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.