8th Annual North Texas Giving Day - September 22, BU LHSON Goal to Raise $50,000

September 16, 2016
North Texas Giving Day 2016
The nation’s largest giving day is back for its 8th year on September 22, 2016. We encourage our alums, faculty/staff, students and community supporters to show their Baylor spirit and love for Baylor nurses by giving to the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing on North Texas Giving Day. In 2015, LHSON raised over $43,700 from 247 donors during the 18-hour giving day. This year we hope to reach 300 donors and raise more than $50,000 in gifts

Donations of $25 to $5,000 made 6 a.m. to midnight on North Texas Giving Day to nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org will be amplified by more than $2 million in bonus funds and prizes. Last year, more than 1,000 Dallas County-based nonprofits benefited on North Texas Giving Day. Join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook via #NTxGivingDay and @NorthTexasGivingDay.

“Every gift to LHSON helps students achieve their dreams of a nursing education,” said Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Dean and Professor, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “Participation in this event builds upon our tradition of integrating faith and academic excellence in nursing education, enabling us to provide transformational experiences for our students to realize their calling to Learn.Lead.Serve.™”

“In 2014 we had more than 219 alumni and friends that gave to LHSON totaling over $74,000,” said Janis Kovar, Director of Development for LHSON. In 2013, we had an incredible turnout of 248 donors from all over the United States giving $52,693 in support of LHSON.

Communities Foundation of Texas Sponsored Event Details
The Dallas County Donation Station event will be at NorthPark Center (8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas 75225,) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring free showcase performances by Anita N.
Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, The Texas Boys Choir, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Dance Academy, Junior Players, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and Shakespeare Dallas, and animals from Equest, Dallas Zoo, and SPCA of Texas. For performance times and latest details, go to: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/dallas.

General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Bank of Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, Meadows Foundation, The Miles Foundation, The Granville C. and Gladys H. Morton Fund at CFT, Neiman Marcus, North Texas Community Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Rees-Jones Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Harold Simmons Foundation and an anonymous donor. Media sponsors so far include The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8, My Sweet Charity, DFW Child, and Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth (99.5 The Wolf, 1310/96.7 The Ticket, WBAP News Talk 820AM, New Country 96.3 KSCS, The New HOT 93.3, ESPN Radio, and KLIF News & Information 570AM).

About North Texas Giving Day
Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is largest Giving Day in the nation. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching reliable information about local nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles more than 2,000 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused more than $119 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, www.facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday. Hashtag #NTxGivingDay.

About Communities Foundation of Texas
Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

About Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing – Dallas, Texas
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1950 establishing the school among the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the school. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program and FastBacc (one year accelerated program). LHSON also offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program, as well as Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse-Midwife (CNM) and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). LHSON was featured in U.S. News & World Report for the 2017 Best Graduate Schools ranking our DNP program in the top 50 US nursing schools at #45, our MSN program ranked at #58 and our Nurse Midwifery Program ranked at 10th. Our MSN in Nursing Leadership & Innovation Online Program ranked #79 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Programs. For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing

About Baylor University – Waco, Texas
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference. For more information visit www.baylor.edu
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