WELCOME TO NU XI AT-LARGE CHAPTER
A chapter within Region One of Sigma, Nu Xi at-Large Chapter was chartered in 1993 and is affiliated with three university schools of nursing in the San Francisco East Bay Area: California State University East Bay, Holy Names University, and Samuel Merritt University. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017-18, Nu Xi at-Large took the bold step of incorporating as a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation in California on November 15, 2017. In recognition of its efforts to engage members and to collaborate with other STTI Chapters, Nu Xi received its 9th Chapter Key Award in November 2019.
Fundraising to Support New Members
The Nu Xi at-Large board of directors has approved a plan to subsidize the induction fees of prelicensure undergraduate nursing students who self-identify as having substantial financial hardships. The financial needs of undergraduate/prelicensure nursing students enrolled at CSU East Bay, Holy Names University, and Samuel Merritt University are greater than ever. We believe that these efforts will make membership in Nu Xi more achievable, especially for high performing students from historically underrepresented groups.
The total fee for a new inductee to Nu Xi is $113. The plan approved by the Board involves fundraising for $73 per student in need which would cover the International Sigma Membership portion of the induction fee. The student inductee will be responsible for paying the remaining $40 local Nu Xi at-Large Chapter fee. We hope you will join those already committed to support these students who apply for funds that help make Sigma/Nu Xi membership possible for them. One hundred percent of your donation to this Nu Xi fundraising campaign will go to this cause. A $73 donation would subsidize one of this year’s inductees. For $146, you could subsidize the induction of two of this year’s inductees, etc.
Nu Xi is a tax-exempt organization (Fed tax ID, 82-3108186) as per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are used to further our tax-exempt purpose. No goods, services, or benefits other than the joy of giving to a worthy organization are provided in exchange for this contribution. See the donation form below which outlines how to donate using PayPal at this link: PayPal Nu Xi Or, mail a check made out to Nu Xi at-Large to: Haesook Kim, PhD, RN, Treasurer, Nu Xi at-Large, 2327 New Lake Place, Martinez CA 94553.
Your donation to the Membership Subsidy drive will be acknowledged during this year’s Induction ceremonies, in the Nu Xi at-Large Newsletter, and on our website.
Donors to date:
Gina and Scot Doolan
Grace Lopez Cox
Nu Xi Pre-licensure Student Scholarship Awards
Nu Xi members is funding nine undergraduate nursing student scholarships of $1,000 each for the 2021-2022 academic year for students at our three affiliated universities. The number of awards for each school is based on the size of enrollment, with five scholarship going to students at Samuel Merritt University, two to California State University, and two to Holy Names University.
Historic Collaborative Agreement to Offer Virtual Continuing Education Programs to Nu Xi at-Large Members
President Audrey Berman signed a memorandum of understanding with Phi Gamma Chapter (Sigma’s Only Virtual Chapter), Omicron Delta Chapter (University of Phoenix), and Our Lady of Fatima University (Philippines) on Saturday, October 17, 2020, which provides Nu Xi members with online access to up to 12 contact hours of CE credit throughout the year. Currently, programs are accessible for 30 days following the webcast but the long term plan is to create a library where programs can be accessed on demand.
Chapter Philanthropy Support for 2020-2021
Because international medical mission trips are on hiatus during the pandemic, the board of directors voted to use $1,500 of the funds to support local shelters and feeding stations in our local communities and $500 to support the Gretta Foundation which aims to provide financial support to educate nurses across Africa in their home countries. The local charities funded are Ruby's Place, Hayward; Ariel Outreach Mission, Oakland; Garden Street Center Emergency Shelter for Families, Oakland; St. Mary's Center - Winter Shelter Oakland; and Loaves and Fishes, Sacramento.