Ways to Give to the AANA Foundation


 Annual Fund - Proof is Power!


Proof is Power!

 The mission of the AANA Foundation is to advance the science of anesthesia through education and research. By supporting the AANA Foundation you support high-level research that is critically important to improving anesthesia patient safety, advocating for and advancing the CRNA profession, and rebutting inaccuracies and mistruths about nurse anesthesia.
Examples of Proof is Power research supported by the AANA Foundation include: 
• “No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision by Physicians,” by Research Triangle Institute (RTI), Health Affairs, August 2010. 
• “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Anesthesia Providers,” by the Lewis Group, Journal of Nursing Economic$, June 2010.
• “Anesthesia Provider Model, Hospital Resources, and Maternal Outcomes,” by Jack Needleman, PhD, MS, and Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Health Services Research, November 2008.
• “Anesthesia Staffing and Anesthetic Complications During Cesarean Delivery,” by Daniel Simonson, CRNA, MPHA, Melissa Ahern, PhD, MBA, and Michael Hendryx, PhD, Nursing Research, January/February 2007.
These studies which benefit CRNAs and their patients are the result of hard work, bright minds, and most of all, the generosity of donors to the AANA Foundation who believe in the power of research-driven evidence.
Our 2013 research initiatives include health services, clinical and educational topics. We are counting on your support. Please make your tax-deductible donation today! Do it for the AANA Foundation, the profession, yourself and your patients.

2013 - 2014 Annual Fund Goal: $452,000 

The donation Gem Levels for Annual Giving are: 
Topaz = $100-$249
Amethyst = $250-$499
Sapphire = $500-$999
Emerald = $1,000-$2,499
Ruby = $2,500-$4,999
Diamond = $5,000 and above
Painless Giving through Automatic Monthly Gifts
Monthly credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for the 15th of each month. Gifts like these allow you to make a larger commitment and space out the payments over time. Enrolling in the AANA Foundation's monthly gift program will free up some of your time, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your life. For more information on the monthly credit card gift option, call Nat Carmichael at (847) 655-1175 or email ncarmichael@aana.com. It's so easy, it's painless! 

 Scholarships / Fellowships

Sponsoring a Nurse Anesthesia Student Scholarship or CRNA Fellowship
You are invited to participate in this worthwhile initiative. A student scholarship or a CRNA fellowship may be sponsored by an individual or an organization. Minimum awards of $3,000 each will be granted annually. This program provides financial assistance to students involved in a nurse anesthesia program and CRNAs enrolled in doctoral study. In establishing the criteria, flexibility has been provided for a sponsor to:
  • Add a specific criterion (i.e., a state association may want the student recipient to come from that state).
  • Indicate a name in which the scholarship is to be given.
  • Describe the specific purpose for establishing the scholarship or fellowship to be used when publicizing it.
  • Decide on an annual basis whether to continue sponsoring the scholarship or fellowship.
To establish a scholarship or fellowship to be awarded, complete and return the Sponsor Application Form along with a check by January 1. If funding cannot accompany the application, please contact the AANA Foundation at 847-655-1170.

 Friends for Life

Research and education in nurse anesthesia have advanced because of the support of many thoughtful cash gifts and planned gifts through the Friends for Life program. The most common planned gifts are tax favored bequests, trusts, gift annuities and life insurance policies.

The cash minimum to join is $25,000 within a one year period.
A detailed outline of qualifying Friends for Life gifts 

The deadline to join Friends for Life next year is June 15. Friends for Life donors are recognized at the AANA Annual Meeting and are acknowledged with beautifully carved and engraved pieces of crystal artwork that are on display permanently in the lobby of the AANA building. Friends for Life donors embrace the Foundation’s mission of advancing nurse anesthesia through education and research and thus envision the need for future funding.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend for Life or in learning more about how to make a substantial tax favored contribution through a Planned Gift, please contact Nat Carmichael at (847) 655-1175 or by e-mail at ncarmichael@aana.com.​

 Proof is Power Campaign

Support Nurse Anesthesia Education and Research

AANA Foundation
222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL  60068
Programs and Research
Contact Lorraine for more information:

Lorraine Jordan
Executive Director

Annual Fund and Marketing

Luanne Irvin
Development Officer

Gift Planning / Endowments
Friends for Life

Nat Carmichael
Assistant Director
Bonnie Lowth
Administrative & Program Assistant