Gardner Foundation Gives Back Through Scholarships and Grants

The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) established the Gardner Foundation to provide scholarships for INS members who are dedicated to advancing the delivery of quality infusion therapy, enhancing the specialty through stringent standards of practice and professional ethics, and promoting research and education in the infusion specialty. The Gardner Foundation honors Cheryl Gardner, CRNI®. She was a past President of INS, recipient of the 1989 INS Outstanding Performance Award, and at the time of her death, was President of the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation. These scholarships recognize areas in which Cheryl Gardner excelled: Infusion Innovation, Patient Advocacy, and Enhancing the Image of the infusion nurse.

More than $25,000 in scholarships are awarded every year and recipients are honored at our Annual Convention.

2018 Gardner Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients


Sharing Expertise Scholarship for ­Professional Education
Denise Kalbach
Dawn McFadden
Maria Milillo
Deirdre Anne Greene
Gardner Foundation INS Meeting Scholarship
Cynthia Sumrall
Peggy Beach
Linda Breckle
Christine Galicki
Tamara Johnson
Gardner Foundation Education Scholarship
Elizabeth Fritz
Leslie Baranowski Scholarship for ­Professional Excellence
Denise Kalbach
Patricia D’Angelo
Ireta Neumann Scholarship for International Nurses
Archana Bashyal
Michael Angelo Libunao
INS Presidential Leadership Scholarship
Carla Reynolds