Supporting nursing student success, Sandburg Foundation joining 100 Extraordinary Woman Initiative

The Carl Sandburg College Foundation and Sandburg’s College of Nursing have joined the national initiative 100 Extraordinary Women to help the next generation of nursing students at Sandburg.

100 Extraordinary Women is an online fundraising platform to help raise a significant amount of money among women to make a big impact for non-profits.

The campaign is to get 100 women to each donate or pledge $1,000 over five years to help remove educational barriers and relieve financial hardships for students. Donors can make their payment in one amount, donate annually or make bimonthly gifts by credit card.

Such hardships include the costs of daycare, transportation or fuel prices, costs of textbooks, fees for stethoscopes, uniforms, and other clinical supplies. Commitments also will assist with end-of-program costs like board fees and fingerprinting.

Individuals may also group together to share their pledges, and anyone may give in honor or in memory of a special woman.

Throughout the campaign, Sandburg will also celebrate how nursing education at the College has evolved through its first 56 years to meet changing healthcare needs.

In the coming months, Sandburg will break ground on a new multimillion-dollar Science and Technology Center that will serve as the centerpiece of its Main Campus in Galesburg.

The name of every donor or every woman honored as part of the 100 Extraordinary Women campaign will be permanently listed in the College of Nursing as part of the new Science and Technology Center, which is estimated to be completed in time for the 2024 fall semester.

To celebrate the power of this initiative, donors will be invited to take part in a celebration event this fall to recognize each participant.

For questions, more information or to donate, contact Dr. Emily Schaeffer, dean of nursing professions, at or 309.341.5253 or Eric Johnson, chief advancement officer, at or 309.341.5349.