The Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award

Publish Date: April 10, 2017


The AORN Foundation was honored to present Joanne Oliver, BSN, RN, CNOR, of Houston, TX, with the Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Boston, MA, on April 4, 2017.

Each year, this award is given to a nurse who has truly demonstrated a strong philanthropic spirit and has motivated others to give of themselves. Joanne’s 55 years of AORN membership and her dedication to the AORN Foundation has earned her this honor.

Joanne has been giving enthusiastically to the Foundation since its inception in 1991. She takes her donations to the next level by regularly recognizing colleagues and friends with donations in their honor. She has also been an integral part of the Foundation’s Silent Auction and has spent countless hours volunteering by contacting individuals and chapters and working in the auction room at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

Her dedication extends to helping others at state and national levels as well. She has contributed innumerable hours to her local chapter through their chapter meetings, fundraising events, and committee work. In addition, she has been active in TCORN, her state council, by participating in fundraising activities and encouraging others to support their Endowed Scholarship.

Joanne volunteers with the Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC), which is a coalition of nursing organizations around Texas that shares ideas, strategies, and priorities for nursing issues coming before the Texas Legislature. She has also been active in Nurses’ Day activities at the capitol each year.

Joanne’s contributions extend far beyond fiscal philanthropy; she embodies the gift of giving, both in time and talent. Congratulations to a well-deserved Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist.