The Daughters of the Nile Foundation invites you to attend the Third Gold Plaque Presentation Ceremony on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Chicago, Illinois.
PRESENTATION CEREMONY SCHEDULE
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Gold Plaque Presentation
2:00 p.m. Hospital Tour
Lunch reservation deadline is Thursday, July 27, 2017.
For Invitation Download: Invitation to Third Gold Plaque in Chicago, Illinois
New Directors and Foundation Officers were elected in March for the 2017- 2018 Daughters of the Nile Foundation Board. The members who were already seated on the Foundation Board for the new term are: Vickie Hill, President; Doriann Stein, Vice-President; Kendy Cusick-Rindone, Treasurer; Muriel Knapp; and Carol Feagle. Members who were re-elected for the new term on the Foundation Board are: Wanda Dunwoody, Secretary; Jessica Penn, Executive Committee; Marjorie Clericuzio; B. Ann Comeaux; Susan Coulter; and Nan Galbreath.
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation Board would like to welcome and introduce Carol Hefley as their newest member to the Board. Carol will be joining the Board for her first meeting in July. We are a “working Board” and each person is vital to her role on the committee to which they are appointed. This year there are two members who have fulfilled their obligation to the Foundation Board. Sue Layman and Dixie Miller have been members of the Board for the past six years and their terms have come to an end.
These ladies will be missed. Filling their positions will not be easy. The Foundation Board thanks Sue and Dixie for their dedication and countless hours they have given so that we can continue to send donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The Foundation Board would also like to welcome Chris Blomenberg, the Foundation’s attorney from the McHenry Haszard Law Firm, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Pictured left to right, 1st row: Nan Galbreath, Marge Clericuzio, Chris Blomenberg, Muriel Knapp, Dixie Miller, B. Ann Comeaux
2nd row: Sue Layman, Susan Coulter, Carol Feagle, Wanda Dunwoody, Jessica Penn, Vickie Hill, Doriann Stein, Kendy Cusick-Rindone
Eight new recipients for the 2016 McHenry Awards
were announced at Supreme Session in Niagara Falls, New York
The McHenry Award is an honorary award for the Ladies of the Household who have made a contribution to the Foundation of either a minimum of $5,000.00 in cash or the equivalent value of assets through their efforts they have supported the mission of the Foundation by actively being involved in the fundraising activities at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®, their Temple or though the Foundation, educating the public as to the mission and vision of the Foundation, educating the members of the Daughters of the Nile as to the mission and vision of the Foundation , and /or initiating philanthropic endeavors that provide for the needs of patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children through the Foundation.
McHenry Award Winners for 2016
Sheila Allen: Shalman No. 90, Dallas, Texas
Betty Bickett: Merak No. 104, Waco, Texas
Naomi Clanton: Latona No. 154, Charlotte, North Carolina
Meredith Dondero: Tab’Itha No. 135, Fort Myers, Florida
Catherine Galbreath: Aromaz-Dynasty No. 163, Irondale, Alabama
Yolanda Menandez: Elim No. 76, Tampa, Florida
Mary Ivy: Olana No. 131, Tucson, Arizona
Sylvia Stanley: Sharahun No. 127, Tyler, Texas
Ladies present in Niagara Falls, NY, that received their McHenry Award
Betty Bickett Meredith Dondero Yoly Menandez
Catherine Galbreath Mary Ivy
The McHenry Award recipients were awarded the lucite
Pyramid of Commitment and the the corresponding pin with a green colored gem stone to signify they are McHenry Award recipients.
The McHenry Awards Program began in 2010. Click McHenry Awards to view a list of the Recipients since its beginning.
For a small donation the donors were given a card with a rose on the front to write the name of those they wished to honor or remember. Cards were displayed at the Foundation Booth. Donors added their own names on the back of the cards to be eligible to win one of the four plates that were made with the help of Past Supreme Queen Sharon St. John after the Daughters of the Nile Plaque Presentation at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. To view the video of this event click on the picture above of the Rose Garden.
The Daughters of the Nile Foundation has heard you and we now have a number that you can use to contact us. We know that it can be difficult to find what you are looking for since the website has changed. If you have a problem ordering an item or downloading information we are here for you. Give us a call at 877-897-7781 and we will be more than happy to assist you. Please be patient with us. We are a work in progress!
Donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children® Tops $2 Million!
Each year, MEMBERS and FRIENDS of Daughters of the Nile give generously of their time and resources through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and Canadian Foundation to help the special patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. This year the annual distribution of funds exceeds $2 million. Hundreds of children will receive the compassionate care they need in a family-centered environment, and Daughters of the Nile across North America are proud to assist by providing monetary support. Thank you to all the generous donors who have helped us reach this milestone!!
The total amount given by Daughters of the Nile to Shriners Hospitals for Children® exceeds $60 Million!
It is with great pleasure that the Daughters of the Nile Foundation introduces the “official” NOW certificate. This certificate is similar to the Stepping Stones to Happiness certificate which benefits the Convalescent Endowment Fund. The NOW certificate will benefit the Convalescent Relief Account and will be purchased in the same way as the Stepping Stones to Happiness are purchased. For a donation of $25.00, there are both an In Honor Of and an In Memory Of NOW certificate.
In the past, the creation of the NOW certificates were the responsibility of the Princess Recorder of each Temple. This will no longer be the case. Attached to this email is the new order form you may use to purchase the NOW certificates through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation.
The Foundation hopes this new certificate will give the Temples, and help the members feel, they have a choice between the Convalescent Endowment Fund and the Convalescent Relief Account when they want to honor someone or make a memorial donation.
It is a milestone we have been anticipating – reaching the $56 million mark! Since 1924, members and friends of Daughters of the Nile have contributed over $56 million to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. This achievement makes Daughters of the Nile one of the largest single contributors to this remarkable network of hospitals. Each year, hundreds of children with orthopedic conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs are treated in a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. Shriners Hospitals for Children® treats children without regard to race, color, creed, sex, disability, national origin or ability of the patient or family to pay. The care given is the best in the world, and many techniques and treatments that are common in hospitals around the country today were pioneered at Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Daughters of the Nile across North America work tirelessly in raising money for Shriners Hospitals for Children® through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation. Donations to the Convalescent Endowment Fund and Convalescent Relief Account mean help for children today and in the future. Each year, the Daughters of the Nile Foundation contributes over $2 million to the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children® in North America. Check out our online Gift Store for ways you can help. The Daughters of the Nile Foundation is proud of its contributions and of reaching the $56 million mark! Thank you to all our friends and supporters who have made this achievement possible.