Jonas Legacy Fund

In honor of Mr. Jonas’s birthday, the Jonas Center created the Jonas Legacy Fund, as a tribute to Mr. Jonas’s support of nursing and healthcare. All of the money raised for this fund will return to nursing schools across the country as support for more doctoral nursing scholarships. These Jonas Scholars will have a special distinction as "Donald Jonas Legacy Fellows" and will focus their research on topics that have a particular interest to Mr. Jonas, including school health, prison health, Autism, and others. 

Pictured Above (left to right): Dr. Deborah E. Trautman, CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Mr. Donald Jonas, Co-founder, Jonas Center; Dr. Eileen Breslin, President, AACN. 

Mr. Jonas and the Jonas Center team extend our sincere thank you to the following contributors to the Legacy Fund who have helped us to raise over $230K to support 23 Jonas Doctoral Nursing Scholarships:

Universities and Partners

Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund

American Academy of Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Ann & Richard Sarnoff Family Foundation

Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Boston College Connell School of Nursing

Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Duke University School of Nursing

Duquesne University School of Nursing

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Fairfield University School of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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Georgia Regents University College of Nursing

Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing

Hanna and Matthew Usdan Foundation

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hunter College's Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

Kresge Foundation

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing

Mercer University Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Molloy College Division of Nursing

Morton and Carole Olshan Foundation Inc.

New York University College of Nursing

Ohio State University College of Nursing

Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing

Payden & Rygel

Queensborough Community  College

Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions

Rexford Fund, Inc.

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing

Seton Hall University College of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau International

Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The Morse Family Foundation, Inc.

The Ripple Foundation

The University of Iowa College of Nursing

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

University of California Irvine Nursing Science Program

University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing

University of Connecticut School of Nursing

University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

University of Michigan School of Nursing

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

University of Rhode Island College of Nursing

University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences

University of Washington School of Nursing

University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Wagner College Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing

West Virginia University School of Nursing

Individual Donors

Rochelle Alper

Ronald Avis

William and Jeannemarie Baker

Geraldine (Polly) Bednash

Lazelle Benefield

Bobbie Berkowitz

Melissa Berman

Bill and Cheryl Bester

Mary Jane Blaustein

Mary Boland

Kathy Bowles

Eileen Breslin

Gina Bufe

Margaret Callahan

Kathleen Capitulo

Cynthia Caroselli

Mary Ann Christopher

Tara Cortes

Darlene Curley

Patricia Davidson

Susan Dean-Baar

Patricia Ebright

Claire Fagin

M. Louise Fitzpatrick

Clare Fraser

Keville Frederickson

Terry and Keith Fulmer

Arlyn and Edward L. Gardner

C. Alicia Georges

Catherine Gilliss

William Gorham

James and Marilee Greenwald

Margaret Grey

Judith Haber

Martha Hill

Jeannie and George Irish

Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe

Buff Kavelman

Bob and Nancy Kaye

Tom, Rachel and Emma Rose Kelly

Jane Kirschling

Ann Kolanowski

Steven and Elaine Larson

Naomi Levine

Marsha Lewis

Ruth Lubic

Kelly Mahoney

Scott and Laura Malkin

Beverly Malone

Margaret McClure

Anna McDaniel

David McKinsey and Maithe Enriquez

Phyllis Meadows

Krista Meinersmann

Carolyn and Eugene Mercy Jr.

Mathy and Andy Mezey

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Suzanne Miyamoto

Mary Naylor

Angelica Nguyen

Donna Nickitas

Katherine Nugent

Morris and Nancy Offit

Herbert Pardes

Joan Payden

Patricia Polansky

John and Linda Powers

Suzanne Prevost

Adam Purcell

Carol Raphael

Nancy Ridenour

Carol Romano

Jane Salmon

Juliann Sebastian

Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko

Nelma Shearer

Alfred and Stephanie Shuman

Mike and Pat Stone

Ora Lea Strickland

Lee and Roger Strong

Lou and Ginger Sullivan

Elizabeth Swanson

Mary Beth Syal

Stephen Tsang

David Vlahov

Norman and Alicia Volk

Margaret Wallhagen

Michael Weaver

Terri Weaver

Margaret Wilmoth

Kelly Wolgast

Heather Young

Carolyn Yucha

Jonas Scholar Alumni

Susan Adamek

Sara Adams

Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill

Robbi Alexander

Uchechi Amajuoyi

Debbie Anglade

Terri Ares

Andrea Barnes Grant

Beverly Belton

Nakia Best

Janice Bistritz

Laura Boehm

Ann Bossen

Ann Bowling

Donald Boyd, Jr.

Diane Bradley

Sonia Brown

Jeri Buckley

Rebecca Carron

Eileen Carter

Suzanne Chaplik

Manuel Co Jr.

Arlen Cooper

Daniel David

Lisa DiMaria

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo

Kristina Dreifuerst

Ana Duarte

Marlo Eldridge

Asefeh Faraz

Kristin Filler

Aubrey Florom-Smith

Heather Gibson

Nicole Gibson

Sherry Greenberg

Deborah Greenwood

Donna Hamill

Bryan Hansen

Patricia Harnois-Church

Ninara Ibragimova

Kathy Ingelse

Emilia Iwu

Lorena Jaimes

Michelle Johnson

Peter Kallio

Jan Kaminsky

Nowai Keleekai

Jennifer Kim

Holly Kirkland-Walsh

Grace Lawrence

Michael Lord

Amy Luckowski

Amanda Mahoney

Marilynn Malerba

Ann Malley

Blima Marcus

Margaret McCarthy

Emily McClung

Gwen McGhan

Judy McKelvy

Sarah Miano

Sheridan Miyamoto

Wanda Montalvo

Linda Moody

Noriko Morgan

Maura Murphy Abbott

Rose Nanyonga

Robertson Nash

Shanelle Nelson

Ann Nielsen

Kerry Nolte

Jennifer O'Neill

Monica Ordway

Susan Owens

JoAnn Burns Platko

Susan Postal

Kelly Reilly

Margaret Reilly

Annie Rohan

Leonie Rose Bovino

Alicia Rossiter

Amanda Schuh

Justine Sefcik

Rita Sfiligoj

Carmen Torres

Pam Wall

AnnMarie Walton

Cindi Warburton

Kathryn Ward-Presson

Kathleen Webster

Sheri Webster

Edward Williams

Lisa Wolf

Chelle Yin

Venessa Yoosook

Debra Zamora

Elizabeth Zimmerman