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Nightingale Gala

Friday, October 18th, 2024

Albany Marriott

Albany, New York

The Nightingale Gala is held annually to honor the nursing profession in New York State and beyond. The 2024 Nightingale Gala will be held on Friday, October 18th at the Albany Marriott in Albany, NY. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, with dinner, dessert, and awards beginning at 6:30 pm, followed by music and dancing. The two awards that will be presented are the Nightingale Award and the Driscoll Award. The Nightingale Award is given to an organization or individual whose actions mirror those of Florence Nightingale: leader, mentor, educator, researcher, organizer, developer, bold in the face of adversity, and passionate about nursing and patient care. The Driscoll Award is given to an organization or individual who stands out through their dedication and determination in supporting the mission of the Center for Nursing in their efforts to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing, the nursing profession, and the arts and sciences upon which human health depends. The Driscoll Award will honor excellence in nursing history, education, or research and seeks to recognize those who epitomize the standards and values for which Veronica M. Driscoll stood. The 2024 awardees are:



2024 Nightingale Award

 Philippine Nurses Association-New York (PNA-NY)

2024 Driscoll Award for Excellence in Nursing History 

Sarah DiGregorio, MBA, BA


The Center for Nursing is able to provide its numerous programs and services through the support of our individual and corporate supporters. One of the many ways to support the Center for Nursing is through your sponsorship of the Nightingale Gala. For full information on sponsorship opportunities and what is included with each sponsorship level, please click below. 

Program Advertising

Supporting the Center for Nursing assists us in continuing to increase the knowledge and understanding of nursing, and the nursing profession, in New York State and beyond. By placing your ad in the Nightingale Gala program, you can honor the 2024 awardees, an exemplary nurse who has touched your life, or your organization and/or business. Click below for more information on the ad sizes available.

Please download the form, fill it in and email it to [email protected].  To make a payment online go to the Donate tab on the top bar of the home page and select Center for Nursing in the drop down, please indicate in the Comment section what type of Gala sponsor, table of 10, advertisement, or tickets you are purchasing. If you have questions please contact Deb Elliott at 518-456-7858 ext. 129, or [email protected]

Please indicate each guest’s meal selection & number of meals in the comments section above

o Flank Steak / number of meals _______

o Chicken Bruschetta /number of meals _______

o Grilled Salmon (GF) /number of meals________

o Eggplant Napoleon (V) number of meals_______

Gala Accommodations

Book your group rate for the Center for the 2024 Nightingale Gala using the link below, or call 1-800-443-8952 and ask for a room under the Center for Nursing block. Reservations must be made by September 27, 2024 to secure group rate.

Tables of 10

If you purchased a table of 10, please fill out the below form to include the names of each attendee, along with their meal choices. Please return this form by September 3rd, 2024.

Thank you to our 2023 Nightingale Gala Sponsors! 


Bellevue School of Nursing Alumnae Association


American Nurses Association—New York

Music Sponsor


Photography Sponsor



Cecilia Mulvey

Columbia Memorial Health

Cynthia Sculco

Frank Morra

Lee Carr

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

St. Luke’s Nurse Benefit Fund

St. Peter’s Health Partners


Deborah C. Stamps Consulting, LLC

Joan Madden Wilson

Madeline Naegle

Mary J. Finnin

Bridget Nettleton

New York Organization for Nursing Leadership

Robert & Carol O’Connell

SUNY Empire State College

Tau Kappa At-Large – Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau


Special Thanks to a generous $10,000 donor:

David and Susan Theobald

2023 Nightingale Gala Pictures

Picture of Dr. Grant

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2015 Nightingale Gala Pictures