Champion for Nursing Award

This award was first presented in 2021. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding support and advocacy on behalf of the INF and the nursing profession in Illinois, including, but not limited to, providing support to and participation in programs of the INF, ANA-Illinois, and its organizational affiliates, or to Illinois nurses and nursing at large.


Laurie Anema

Laurie Anema was recognized for her dedication and role as the INF Holiday & Gala Fundraising Committee co-chair. She donated endless hours in procuring many of our auction and raffle donations. She has also served on our INF Scholarship committee.

MaryAnn Tuft

Mary Ann Tuft, founder and chair of Tuft & Associates, has supported nurses, nursing students, and the INF in many ways. She is a strong financial supporter of the Foundation and was instrumental in helping to establish the first INFAdvisory Council.


Arthur L Davis Publishing company has worked with the INF in the production of the Nursing Voice since 2013. They have also been a financial supporter and have always supported our foundation events.


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