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An Endowment in Celebration of
Bridget Young and Joanie Kush

Most people have a career while others leave a legacy. Once in a lifetime, an organization is lucky enough to benefit from the impact of two exceptional long-term leaders. As Bridget Young and Joanie Kush retire, an endowment fund has been established in recognition of their dedication to Visiting Nurse Association, as a means to honor their legacy for years to come.

Bridget Young Joanie Kush Endowment

How Endowment Funds are Used

At Bridget and Joanie’s request, endowment gifts will benefit:

  • Career Advancement for VNA staff through scholarships and professional development
  • Recruitment of minority professionals
  • Technology efficiency for clinical staff in the field

Your contribution to this endowment fund will support an annual allocation of funds based on agency need that is determined under guidance from Bridget, Joanie and their designates. Donations can be made in one payment or by a pledge designation of up to three (3) years.

How to Donate

Secure online donations are accepted at vnatoday.org/donate. Under “My Gift Will Support,” select “Endowment.”

Send a check payable to:
Visiting Nurse Association
C/O Endowment
12565 West Center Road, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144

To make a pledge designation of up to three (3) years, complete the pledge commitment form by clicking HERE. Return your form to Carole Patrick, chief philanthropy officer, via email at cpatrick@vnatoday.org or via the mailing address listed above.

To donate a gift of appreciated stock:
If the shares are currently held in an account, you will need to contact the custodian of that account and identify the specific shares you want to donate, provide them with Visiting Nurse Association’s Gifting Account information and follow their procedures to complete the process.

If you are in possession of the physical stock certificates, you are able to deposit them into Visiting Nurse Association’s Gift Account by completing a Stock Power form, which can be provided by the gift account’s custodian.

If you are considering a Qualified Charitable Distribution Gift from your Individual Retirement Account, you must be 70 ½ or older and taking required minimum distributions from your Individual Retirement Account.

Information on the Visiting Nurses Association’s Gifting Account:
Visiting Nurse Association Gifting Account
DTC Number: 0361
Account Number: 4285-9243

Account Custodian:
D.A. Davidson & Co
450 Regency Parkway
Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68114


Bridget Young Endowment

Bridget Young

Years of service: 45

Positions over the years: Public health nurse; Supervisor, Generalized Program, North District; Clinical Manager, Director of Clinical Practice; Vice President of Clinical Services; Vice President of Quality and Accreditation; Vice President of Operations; Chief Operating Officer

Recognition: Mary Longmaid Offutt/Employee of the Year Award in 1987; Named the Administrative Manager of the Year by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America in 2006

Bridget received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University and Executive MBA from UNO. She has been a member of the Creighton University College of Nursing Alumni Advisory Board since 2013. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter in 1988.

Joanie Kush Endowment

Joanie Kush

Years of service: 45

Positions over the years: LPN, Nurse Case Manager; Clinical Manager for Hospice and Immanuel/VNA Home Care; Director of Hospice; Vice President of Clinical Services; Vice President of Hospice, Palliative Care and Pharmacy Services

Recognition: Mary Longmaid Offutt/Employee of the year award in 1990; Past president and current board member for Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Joanie received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter in 1988. In 2005, she became certified as a Hospice Administrator.

Questions about the endowment fund?

For more information, contact Carole Patrick.

Email: cpatrick@vnatoday.org