NYENA 9/11 Endowment

Creating Caring Colleagues
from Painful Memories

Never Forget

On September 11, 2001 the world watched as the United States was attacked by terrorists. Over 3,000 victims died in the multiple attacks that day - 411 of them were our fellow first responders … firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and paramedics.

In 2002, the emergency nurses from New York established an academic scholarship with the ENA Foundation to support a first responder pursuing a career in nursing. The NY ENA State Council wants to ensure that our community of emergency nurses “Never Forget”. They have set up a permanent endowment fund with the ENA Foundation to support this scholarship in perpetuity and are asking for your help.

As we remember all those that perished in this terrible tragedy, we ask you to make a donation today. All donors who donate $10 or more will receive a commemorative pin from the New York ENA State Council. If you are interested please contact them at www.nysena.org.  

Remember your fellow first responders by helping to create future caring colleagues. Your donation to this endowment will make a difference!

Remember them today – Remember them forever.



Quote from 2011 September 11 Scholarship Recipient - Tamera Dekeyser, Wisconsin

I have been an Emergency Medical Technician for 18 years and a full time 911 Dispatcher.  My recent education brought me to an IV-Tech level and during clinical time at the hospital, I fell in love with work in in the emergency room with patients and nurses. I am a mother of 3 and in need of financial help to get through the nursing program.  I cannot thank the ENA Foundation enough for selecting me to receive this scholarship. This was a dream come true for me, thank you! 

Donor Messages

In Honor of the Men and Women who lost their lives. - Diane Hochstetler, Indiana

For those who gave all - Susan Thornton, Florida

In honor of Paramedic Johnny Rudder - Thank you for your selfless service to our family, the community and citizens of Dallas for over 30 years!  So many lives you have touched ... more than you could ever know. - Melinda Rudder, Texas

Honoring all who perished in the terrorist attacks. - Margaret Hafemann, Wisconsin

I remember working at the 2001 ENA Annual conference in Orlando and seeing the emergency nursing family come together to support their colleagues in New York and Washington D.C.  I am honored to support the brave first responders who continue to put their safety on the line every day.  I will wear my 9/11 pin with pride. - Amy Carpenter Aquino, ENA Staff