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Pay It Forward

Every individual donation touches the lives of perioperative nurses and helps improve the quality of care for their patients.

Each year more than 2,000 individuals contribute thousands of dollars to support perioperative nurses and the profession. Join these individuals and give to those nurses who are dedicated to providing safe surgical patient care.

Audra Patterson

My nursing degree would not be possible without the generous support of scholarship sponsors like your organization. Thank you so much for the help this provides!

Audra Patterson 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipient

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Support the Foundation

Text NURSE to (720) 770-4624 to make a secure donation.

Online Donations

Investing in the next generation of nurses who will be there for surgical patients is easy with our secure online form.

Benefactors’ Society

*The Benefactors’ Society allows individuals to invest in perioperative nursing through an annual donation directed to our mission of Supporting the Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Make a gift in honor or memory of a special perioperative nurse, colleague, friend or family member.


The AORN Foundation Tribute Gift offers a way for donors to collaborate in recognizing a special perioperative nurse, colleague, friend, or family member while contributing to the AORN Foundation mission.

Endow a Gift

Endowments provide a perpetual income stream that enables the Foundation to support certain programs each year.

Sustaining Donor Circle

Commit to a monthly gift, automatically withdrawn from your bank account.

Learn About Planned Giving

Planned giving supports the AORN Foundation through financial and estate plans.

Establish a Named Scholarship

Individuals, companies, and organizations may establish an annual named academic scholarship.

Engraved Bricks

The AORN Foundation is pleased to offer you the opportunity to further advance patient safety by purchasing a personalized, engraved brick to be placed in the Pathway to Patient Safety.


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Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award

Do you know a nurse who loves to give to others?

AORN Foundation 2500 Club

2500 Club membership demonstrates your organization’s commitment to perioperative nurses and their critical role in patient and workplace safety.

*Thank you to our 2020 Benefactors:

Dr. George Allen Charlotte L. Guglielmi MA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Sheila Allen BSN, RN, CNOR,CRNFA Douglas and Mary Kay Keith
Byron Burlingame MS, RN, CNOR Missi Merlino MHA,RN-BC,CNOR,CSSM
Terrance E Boersma Pat Mews MHA, RN, CNOR
James Cousin Patricia C. Seifert MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Brenda Crum RN, MSN, CNOR Anita Shoup DNP, RN, CNS-CP, CNOR and Robert Shoup
Anne Fairchild MS, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM Joan M. Spear, RN, MBA, CNOR

AORN Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AORN and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your support is tax-deductible.

State Legal Disclosures

Your gift is very much appreciated and may be tax deductible pursuant to IRC §170(c). A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained by writing to AORN Foundation, 2170 S. Parker Road, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231(USA).

If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency: FLORIDA – A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state, 1.800.435.7352 (800-HELP-FLA) or visiting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida Registration (CH35517); GEORGIA – A full and fair description of the programs of the AORN Foundation, and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the office indicated above; MARYLAND – For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401; MISSISSIPPI – The official registration and financial information of the AORN Foundation may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1.888.236.6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement; NEW JERSEY – information filed with the attorney general concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the attorney general of the state of New Jersey by calling 1.973.504.6215 and is available on the internet at Registration with the attorney general does not imply endorsement; NEW YORK – Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271; NORTH CAROLINA – Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the state solicitation licensing branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state; PENNSYLVANIA – The official registration and financial information of the AORN Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement; VIRGINIA – Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218; WASHINGTON – Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1.800.332.4483; WISCONSIN – a financial statement of the AORN Foundation disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided upon request; WEST VIRGINIA – Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state.