Plaque Presentation in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation

invites you to attend the
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Springfield
516 Carew Street, Springfield, Massachusetts

                                                  10:00 a.m.        Gold Plaque Presentation
                                                  11:00 a.m.        Hospital Tour
                                                  12:15 p.m.        Lunch

 Lodging:    Contact Residence Inn by Marriott West Springfield
64 Border Way, West Springfield, MA  01089
Ask reservation agent if the Shrine rate is available

Lunch:       Contact Margaret Johnson, PQ, Ahlem Temple No. 84,
72 Holland Drive, East Longmeadow, MA    01028,
$12.00 per person, deadline to make your lunch reservation is                         July 15, 2018, Make check payable to Ahlem Temple No. 84
Show hospital lunch on the memo line
Provide the name of your Don Temple and your title

                   You are invited to join Ahlem Temple No. 84 for the
                       Supreme Queen’s Official Visit on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Invitation to Springfield

WORKING TOGETHER TO BENEFIT Shriners Hospitals for Children®

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation which maintains a permanent endowment fund to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®.   All monetary donations promote, support and maintain the philanthropic endeavors that enhance the medical care and treatment of the patients in the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  Since, 1924, Daughters of the Nile has contributed monetary gifts amounting to over $62 million for the Children treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Download the New 2018 Daughters of the Nile Foundation brochure
Working Together To Benefit the Children

Honor Special People


             Honor Special People Who  “Make a Difference in Your Life”
 Send a white rose for a $5 donation to that special someone in your life who may need a kind word, a birthday greeting or just to know how much you care.   The Daughters of the Nile Foundation’s Rose Garden is blooming again!
Your special person will receive an email informing them know you made a donation in their honor and their Rose will bloom in the Foundation Rose Garden for all to see at Supreme Session in June.
The rose you send not only honors your special person but will help the children at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.   When you share your thoughtfulness with your Daughters of the Nile family, you empower the Foundation to continue to make  “Million Dollar” donations to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Let others know how much they mean to you!  Send a rose today!



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

McHenry Award Recipients

     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 Temple No. 90, Dallas, Texas
Betty Bickett:  Merak Temple No. 104, Waco, Texas
Naomi Clanton:  Latona Temple No. 154, Charlotte, North Carolina
Meredith Dondero:  Tab’Itha Temple No. 135, Fort Myers, Florida
Catherine Galbreath:  Aromaz-Dynasty Temple No. 163, Irondale, Alabama
Yolanda Menandez:  Elim Temple No. 76, Tampa, Florida
Mary Ivy:  Olana Temple No. 131, Tucson, Arizona
Sylvia Stanley:  Sharahun Temple 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 5fc863bef60f960d06e840cdb9722015a green colored gem stone to signify they are McHenry pinMcHenry Award recipients.
  The McHenry Awards Program began in 2010.  Click McHenry Awards to view a list of the Recipients since its beginning.

Rose Garden and Video

This year the Daughters of the Nile Foundation added a “Rose Garden” for members to honor or remember the special people that “Made a Difference”  in their lives.
rose garden Adobe

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.

A childs love grows here         Spread your wings and fly

Hold onto your dreams     Thank you for touching my heart

Contact Us By Phone

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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!


$2 Million to Shriners Hospitals for Children!

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!

NOW Certificates

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. 

Princesses Recorder may use the ORDER FORM or you may purchase a certificate by visiting our ONLINE GIFT STORE.