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2014 has been a year of celebration of our 20th anniversary. With the support of members and partnerships with industry and others we were able to offer the following scholarships; thank you to all of our scholarship sponsors:

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* Stryker NAON Congress scholarships ($15,000)


* Sponsored by Stryker Orthopaedics


* Joseph and Octavia Bruemmer Memorial Pediatric NAON Congress Scholarship ($1,000)


* Sponsored by Ann Bruemmer


* Vernon Clark military NAON Congress scholarship ($1,000)


* Sponsored by Rebecca Ritack and Julie Twiss


* Rosanne Arlington Memorial NAON Congress Scholarships for Certified nurses ($2,000)


* Sponsored by ONCB


* DJO Chapter Scholarship ($1000)


* Sponsored by DJO Global


* NAON Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship ($1000)


* Sponsored by NAON Past Presidents


* Clara Donahoo Memorial Clinical Lectureship ($2000)


* Sponsored by the NAON Foundation as a result of your donations


* Grand Canyon University (tuition scholarships to the university's College of Nursing and Health Professions)


* Sponsored by Grand Canyon University



Special thanks to these individuals:


Electronic raffle sponsors:


* Amazon Fire HD: Mary Kuh


* iPad Air: City of Foundations Chapter


* Jam Box (2): Cherie Mains and NAON Past presidents



Foundation Board meeting support:


* Lodging: Carefree Resort and Conference Center, DJO Global


* Focus session and dinner: Diane Fitzgerald-Verbonitz and husband Dan


* Ground transportation: Trustee Joanie Hammond and Stryker Orthopaedics


* Air travel: Trustees Katey Dillon, Tandy Gabbert, Harold Hardinger, Steve Jones, Mary Kuh, Cheryl Grove, Melinda Mock, and Nahuel Quiroga



Congress Annual Event support


* Cirque du Solei


* Strawberry Fields reception: Grand Canyon University



As 2014 draws to a close, there is still time for you to send a birthday gift to the Foundation. Consider giving a gift to carry us to our 25th birthday in 2019! It's easy; just go to our website at Click the "donate now" button, where you can do a recurring monthly credit card gift. This time of the year is an excellent time for gift giving to the foundation for your personal tax purposes. Contact us with your ideas for scholarships and/for funding sources. Happy Orthopaedic Nurse Day!