The SUNA Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the SUNA Foundation is to improve urologic health care and the lives of people with urologic health issues through funding of urologic scholarships, educational programs, and nursing research.


  • Debbie Buback, MSN, RN, ANP (retired), Chair, St. Charles, MO
  • Katy Bortel, MS, RN, CCRP (retired), Secretary, Plainfield, IL
  • Susan Lipsy, ANP-BC, CUNP, Treasurer, DeWitt, NY
  • Donna Brassil, MA, RN, CURN, New York, NY
  • Cheryl LeCroy, MSN, RN, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Valre Welch, MSN, CPNP, Spring Grove, VA
  • Christopher Sellwood, CURE Medical (Industry Representative)
  • Matt Blasik, National Sales Manager, Sagent Urology (Industry Representative)
  • Ardeth Hale, CURN (retired), Chair Emeritus, Eugene, OR

foundation trustees

SUNA Foundation Trustees (from left): Katy Bortel, Donna Brassil, Debbie Buback, Valre Welch, Sue Lipsy, and Cheryl LeCroy. (Not pictured: Ardeth Hale).

Online Fundraising Campaign Underway: Donate by October 31 for a Chance to Win!

The SUNA Foundation's largest fundraising events include the annual Fun(d)raising Raffle and Silent Auction held in conjunction with SUNA national conferences. Due to the transition to virtual conferences in 2020, the SUNA Foundation cannot host these live fundraising events this year. In order to continue to fund scholarships and programs, the Foundation has launched an online fundraising campaign. For every $25 donated to the Foundation between August 1 and October 31, 2020, donors will have a chance to win one of two gift cards (Amazon or Visa gift card valued at $250).

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Purchase Your Copy of the SUNA Foundation Cookbook

The SUNA Foundation Cookbook contains 215 mouth-watering recipes – everything you need from appetizers to desserts. The cookbooks make wonderful gifts for family and friends as well as chapter door prizes or a special recognition for a chapter member. The cookbook is available for sale in the SUNA Online Store for $17 each (includes shipping).

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Thank You to Our Donors!

The SUNA Foundation gratefully acknowledges the individuals and organizations who made donations in support of the Foundation during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

2019-2020 Donors

Cherish Celebrations and Memories with the SUNA Foundation

Cherish celebrations of personal milestones, special family events, or even chapter accomplishments with a donation to the SUNA Foundation. You also can donate a memorial gift honoring a loved one, friend, colleague, or patient. Your generous donations help SUNA members achieve scholarships for pursuing education to further the growth of urologic patient care and support urologic nursing research.

Online Donation Form

Urology nurses care for patients across the lifespan, providing guidance and treatment for a variety of urologic diseases and concerns. Recognizing the need to advance urologic nursing practice and create a continuum of knowledge, the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) formed the SUNA Foundation.

Committed to propelling urologic nursing care, the Foundation offers many opportunities for SUNA members by funding urologic nursing research, scholarships, and educational programs.

Gifts from donors help urologic nurses and associates research their ideas, further their nursing education, and seek specialized training. Patients ultimately benefit from their expanded knowledge and expertise.