Health Innovators Society

Edson College serves as a distinguished model of nursing and interprofessional excellence, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists like you who believe in nursing and health education.

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Health Innovators Society

By joining the Health Innovators Society, you are investing in Dean Judith Karshmer’s vision to increase our impact through scholarships and investment funds. These versatile funding opportunities create new avenues to success throughout Edson College by allowing us to:

  • Ensure student access to scholarships and emergency funding.
  • Provide the Edson College dean working capital to establish new community partnerships.
  • Enable funding opportunities for students and faculty to pursue research that advances nursing and health education.
  • Expand the regional, national and international reach of the Edson College.
  • Address emerging needs and opportunities that advance our mission and vision.

By contributing $1,000 or more annually to any Edson College scholarship or investment fund, you do more than gain membership to the Health Innovators Society; you are actively preparing the nursing and health leaders of tomorrow. In order to recognize the impact of your annual gift, numerous benefits are associated with your commitment, including:


“I would like to personally invite you to join the Health Innovators Society. With your membership, we will be able to make a bigger impact by ensuring that our students and world-class faculty are able to develop new solutions that optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities.” 

Judith Karshmer, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

To learn more about the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation: Health Innovators Society, please contact Rachel Rivera at or 602-496-1341.