Emergency nurses are there for us when we need it most. Their work is essential to the health of ALL our communities.

A donation to the ENA Foundation through the ENStrong Challenge is an investment in the advancement of patient care. Your gift will support scholarships and grants that are the fuel for emergency nurses to further their education and improve their practice, which ultimately benefits us all.

ENStrongWith your help, we can provide nurses with the tools to save lives.


The ENStrong Challenge — formerly the State Challenge — is the ENA Foundation’s largest fundraising campaign of the year for supporting scholarships, continuing education and research.

The 2021 ENStrong Challenge has ended. A huge thank you to everyone who donated. This year’s goal was $250,000 and thanks to the generosity of our donors at various levels of giving, the ENA Foundation raised more than $413,000 in contributions!

Appreciations and Acknowledgements

Congratulations to individual winner Barbara Gibson of Tennessee ENA for accruing the most points for social media posts and recruitment. Barbara will win a free registration to EN21 in Orlando!  

Congratulations to state winners North Dakota ENA (0-250 members), Maine ENA (251-500 members), Tennessee ENA (501-1,000 members) and Texas ENA (1,001 or more members) for acquiring the most points for social media posts, recruitment and donations within the appropriate size groupings. Each of the winning states will receive an 8” x 8” brick paver to be inscribed and installed in the commemorative walkway at ENA Headquarters. 

Finally, the Foundation would like to acknowledge the state councils who came through with big contributions toward the end of the Challenge that helped go above and beyond our goal. A special thank you to California ENA ($27,526), Kentucky ENA ($26,454), Texas ENA ($151,019) and Virginia ENA ($30,891).  

Check out the ENStrong leaderboard to see where your state ranked in this year’s Challenge.

For any questions about your individual or state fundraising status, please contact Foundation Specialist Meghan Higham at meghan.higham@ena.org. 

Click here for a complete list of Challenge Rules and Details.

Mark your calendars to join the ENStrong Challenge next year!

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