December 15, 2019 is Deadline for “Holiday Sharing Giving”

The Holiday Season 2019 is such a wonderful time for giving, for caring, and for sharing!  This special time of the year is NOW!.  The Holiday Sharing Program is instrumental in funding annual contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children®.   Now is the perfect time to begin making your individual and group donations.

Please remit your contributions by December 15, 2019, in order for your Temple to receive credit for this fiscal year.  Donations received after December 15th will be credited toward Holiday Sharing 2020.  Donate online at Holiday Sharing Giving

Donations can be mailed to:
Daughters of the Nile Foundation – Holiday Sharing
6705 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX 78731-2817

Foundation Brochures are Available

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation has brochures available to inform our members and others about Charitable Giving.  You can order the full color brochures by completing the order form or print the brochures in black and white by clicking on the link.

Brochures to Order or Print

2018 McHenry Award Winners Announced!

Eight new recipients for th 2018 McHenry Awards were announced at Supreme Session in Cincinnati, Ohio

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 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 through the Foundation, they have educated the public and the members of the Daughters of the Nile as to the “Mission and Vision” of the Foundation, and/or initiated philanthropic endeavors that provide for the needs of patients of Shriners Hospitals for the Children through the Foundation.

2018 McHenry Award Recipients

2017 Holiday Sharing Winners Announced at 2018 Supreme Session

Vickie Hill, President of the Daughters of the Nile Foundation, presented certificates to the presiding officer of the Temples donating the largest amounts to the Convalescent Relief Account at the 102nd Annual Supreme Session in Cincinnati, Ohio in June of 2018.  The Foundation would like to thank all of the Temples that donated to the Holiday Sharing Project in 2017.  Donations to the Holiday Sharing Project for 2017 totaled $66,685.59!  

Winners of Holiday Sharing

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!


McHenry Award Recipients

     New recipients for the 2022 McHenry Awards.

It is a great pleasure that we announce the 2022 McHenry Awards winners. Each of theses Ladies was nominated by another member. These nominees exhibited a dedication to the Foundation by monetary donations or sharing a significant amount of time or talent to support the Foundation. Although there are many Ladies of the Household that work tirelessly for their own Temples, the McHenry Award was Created to recognize contributions to the Daughters of the Nile Foundation. Each of these award winners exhibited one or more of the attributes to receive a McHenry Award.

The McHenry Award is named after John McHenry. John was the lawyer who worked with the founding committee of the Daughters of the Foundation to help create the Foundation. He believed there should be an award for Ladies of the Household who significantly contribute to the Foundation in Some way. Since John’s passing in 2018, the award continues to be fully funded each year by partners of the McHenry, Haszard, Roth, Hupp, Burkholder, Blomenberg and Camplin, PC, LLO law firm of Lincoln, Nebraska.

McHenry Award Recipients for 2022

Glenda Drexel-Conner, Rithmah No. 93

Laura Hall, Ziphron No. 100

Holly Austin, Nydia No. 4

Marilyn Henery, Iras No. 40

Theresa Harley, Milcah No. 77

Maureen Levitt, Mokattam No. 12

Judy C. Smith, Nydia No. 4

Jeanna Standard, Ziphron No. 100

We congratulate all these Ladies for their achievement, and their outstanding support of the Daughters of the Nile Foundation.

The McHenry Award recipients were awarded the lucite Pyramid of Commitment and the corresponding pin with a green colored gem stone to signify they are McHenry Award recipients. 

The McHenry Awards Program began in 2010

McHenry Award List



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