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Oncology Nursing Foundation
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
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Federal Tax ID Number: 25-1410081

The mission of the Oncology Nursing Foundation is to support cancer nursing excellence.

Since 1981, the Oncology Nursing Foundation, through generous contributions from individuals and institutions, has provided more than $28 million in funding to support oncology nursing education, research and leadership development. This funding has translated to career development awards, academic scholarships, research grants, a myriad of specialized educational initiatives, as well as nurse wellness support. The Foundation’s activities have played a critical role in improving cancer patient care and advancing the oncology nursing profession.

The Oncology Nursing Foundation is a national public, non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and dedicated to oncology nurses from around the world. The Foundation welcomes contributions from the community at-large in support of the Foundation’s mission. Please contact us to learn more about supporting nurses as they bring excellence in caring to patients with cancer.



Extraordinary Stories: Meet the Nurses Who are Making an Impact in Our Lives

Oncology nurses bring meaningful experience to caring for vulnerable patients every day, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are dedicated nurses working tirelessly to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in communities across the country, but they are also continuing to provide high quality care to those battling and recovering from cancer. The compassion of nurses helping patients navigate serious illness is an exceptional quality, and continually inspires and brings hope.

Donor support is central to the ability of the Oncology Nursing Foundation and the Oncology Nursing Society to fund specialized oncology nursing education, research related to caring for those with complex health conditions, as well as wellness and emotional support to nurses in these times of elevated stress and public health need. Providing these powerful resources and opportunities to oncology nurses creates lasting impact not only in the professional development of nurses, but also in the lives of their patients. Read about some truly extraordinary stories below.

Laura Benson Extraordinary Story

Laura Benson, RN, MS, ANP
New Rochelle, NY

“Once a nurse, always a nurse."

Read Laura's Full Story >>

Dawn Neuhauser City of Hope

        Dawn Neuhauser, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN®
        City of Hope

        "When we get a call to react to something so monumental, nursing steps up to the call."

         Read Dawn's Full Story >>

Jennifer O'Brien Extraordinary Story

Jennifer O'Brien, RN, BSN, OCN®
Dana-Farber Cancer Clinic at Milford Hospital

“Trying to keep our patients safe has always
been and will always be my top priority."

Read Jennifer's Full Story >>

Jennifer Frith Duke University

        Duke University Medical Center's entire outpatient
        Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Team

        “Our team learned new roles and skill sets, remaining flexible and
         without compromising the delivery of high-quality oncology care.”

         Read DUMC's Full Story >>


Our three core pillars define the Oncology Nursing Foundation as we aspire to be good stewards for our donors.


Oncology nurses give fully of their vocation and compassion. The Oncology Nursing Foundation makes it possible to give directly to the nurses who specialize in cancer care. All gifts ensure that the next generation of oncology nurses will be there for all of us, in our greatest time of need.