HPNF’s 2024 Spring Fundraiser

Honeybees are fascinating creatures. They collaborate in a way that is hard for us to comprehend. The way they work together is so complete, in fact, that it really helps to think of a honeybee colony as a single organism. Similarly, hospice and palliative care nurses around the country collaborate to support the future of this vital profession.

Inspired by the importance and symbolism of the honeybee, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF)’s spring fundraiser is designed to honor our hive. Though different from that of the honeybee, our hive consists of individuals, corporate partners, and foundations, who work together to ensure that funds are available for education and research to advance the hospice and palliative nursing specialties.

Without our hive, it would be impossible for HPNF to thrive. Through this support, HPNF will provide more than 50 awards, grants, and scholarships in 2024. Additionally, HPNF provided funding for the new Diversity in Health Care Video Series, as well as POLARIS RNPOLARIS APRN, and POLARIS Pain Management

Your support is sweet, and has the power to bee the change. Gifts can be made to HPNF’s spring fundraiser by clicking the donate button below! All proceeds will support HPNF.

BEE The Change & Donate Today!

Hear from recent HPNF scholarship recipients about the impact of your donation!
Alejandro Lopez, RN

I couldn’t be more honored. I’ve been a hospice nurse for 10 years now, and this is definitely a certification that I’ve always kept my eye on. This will benefit me as not only a hospice nurse, but as a professional who is spreading knowledge about hospice and really focusing on making sure that everybody knows what a great benefit it is.

— Alejandro Lopez, RN — Sandra Lee Schafer Certification Scholarship Recipient, 2023

Randi Lynn Beyerl, RN, CHPN

Thank you for the tremendous honor of receiving an Annual Assembly Scholarship! This support made it possible for me to attend my first Annual Assembly to present on a topic I care so much about both personally and professionally – caring for folks with intellectual disabilities. Palliative nursing plays a critical role in our healthcare teams – thank you for investing in me!

— Randi Lynn Beyerl, RN, CHPN — Annual Assembly Scholarship, 2023

Audrey Arrowood, RN, CHPN

Receiving this scholarship will assist me in my goal of achieving a master's degree in nursing education. By educating new nurses, I hope to inspire new nurses to pursue a career in hospice, and continue to grow the number of nurses dedicated to providing excellent end of life care.

— Audrey Arrowood, RN, CHPN — Individual Education Scholarship Recipient – Bachelor's Scholarship, 2022

Ansley Little, RN, BSN, CHPN

This scholarship means I can continue pursuing my MSN in Nursing Executive Leadership where my goal is to continue to integrate palliative care in every area of the hospital. I'm very thankful for the opportunity and for being given this scholarship.

— Ansley Little, RN, BSN, CHPN — Individual Education Scholarship Recipient – Master's Scholarship, 2022

Margaret Root, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CHPPN

Thank you so much for this honor- I am thrilled to receive the Individual Education Scholarship to continue my doctoral education. I am grateful for the ongoing support HPNA and HPNF have provided me throughout my journey from nursing student to nurse researcher.

— Margaret Root, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CHPPN — Individual Education Scholarship Recipient – Doctorate Scholarship, 2022