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Patricia Horn Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $20,000      Established September 2019

Patricia graduated in 1950, and resided in Mandeville, Louisiana.  She was an active and generous member of the Alumni Association.  Patricia passed away in 2018, and a bequest in her will established this scholarship endowment in her name.
Georga Helmer Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $20,000      Established July 2020

Georga graduated from Charity in 1979, went on to earn her BSN; then after fourteen years at Charity Hospital in Med-Surg, ICU and management, she enrolled in the Charity/Xavier Anesthesia School from 1994-96.  At Xavier she served as SGA president.  She was named a Great 100 Nurse in 1988.  She was President of the Louisiana LANA PAC for ten years. After 31 years of Charity/LSU employment, Georga retired and now works part-time as a CRNA. Georga established this scholarship endowment to recognize Charity nursing students who are active in community service and/or mission work.  
Marie Gaudet Beaulieu Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $20,000      Established September 2019

Marie was a 1946 graduate of Charity Hospital School of Nursing. She was in the Cadet Nurse Corps in World War II and later worked for many years at Montelepre and Mercy Hospitals in New Orleans. Marie could be counted on to attend every Charity Alumni Association event with her daughter Kay Kenney who graduated from Charity in 1976. Marie passed away in 2018, and Kay established this endowed scholarship in Marie’s honor to benefit Charity nursing students.  

Endowed Scholarship Funds
You can create an Endowed Scholarship Fund in your name or in the name of a loved one.  

The funds are administered through the Delgado Community College Foundation. A minimum $10,000 gift will be matched by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Only the interest and dividends are used for the scholarships, leaving the prinicipal intact.

Contact the Alumni Association for more information.

Leona Kruebbe and Dr. Gerard Hilbert 
Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $20,000      Established October 2016

Leona Kruebbe graduated from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1946, and later served as an Assistant Instructor at Charity. Upon her death in 2013, her family created the Leona Hilbert Scholarship at Charity School of Nursing in her honor. When her husband Dr. Gerard Hilbert died a short time later, donations in his honor his name were added to the scholarship. The Hilbert Family created an Endowed Scholarship to provide support for Charity students in their memory for years to come.  Preference will be given to students planning to work in Geriatric Care.
Hugh and Maria Garcia Roach 
Endowed Scholarship Fund 
Fund principal: $25,000      Established October 2016

Maria Garcia was born in Mexico, graduated from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and trained as a Nurse Anesthetist at Charity Hospital. She went on to teach anesthesia to medical students and physicians at Tulane Medical School. She earned her private pilot license, and in World War II joined the Army Air Corps Medical Air Evacuation system and received military pilot wings. She served in North Africa, Asia and Europe as a nurse and relief pilot and later became an instructor in air evacuation. Maria continued to serve her country in the State Department after the war. Maria’s husband Hugh Roach was a British Foreign Service officer and became a United Nations representative for Canada. When Hugh died, Maria created a scholarship fund in both their names at Charity School of Nursing. Maria passed away in 2018 at the age of 102.

Rose Ella Chenevert Miller Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $60,000      Established October 2019

Rose Ella graduated from Charity School of Nursing in 1958. She spent most of her career in pediatric intensive care which was cutting edge medicine in her day. She lived in New Roads, Louisiana, and worked at Pointe Coupee General Hospital. Rose Ella was also a writer and she started a newsletter at her hospital and she had a column in her local paper. She later assembled a collection of her essays into a book. Rose Ella passed away in 2018, and made the Charity Alumni Association the beneficiary of her trust. The bequest enabled us to create this Endowed Scholarship in Rose Ella’s name, along with providing funds for a state-of-the-art Skills Lab in the new building, to be named in Rose Ella’s honor. 

These Charity Alumni Endowed Scholarship Funds will provide scholarship support to Charity nursing students for generations to come.

These scholarship funds were established by the alumni, their families and friends.
Sister Laurentia Walsh Endowed Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Victor and Rose Jeanne Buccola 
Fund principal: $20,000      Established November 2017

Sister Laurentia Walsh was a Daughter of Charity and was loved by everyone who knew her. She served as the night supervisor of nurses at Charity Hospital for 31 years, working seven days a week. She made rounds of the hospital every night, every floor, every building, and pushed a cart filled with sandwiches, snacks and drinks which she would give out to the night shift. If any supplies were needed, she had the keys to every unit and could get what was needed. Even after being confined to a wheelchair, she continued to work at the hospital, visiting patients in the wards. She passed away in 1973 at Charity Hospital.  
    Rose Jeanne graduated in 1949. She met her future husband Vic when he was a patient in the burn ward at Charity Hospital. While he was in the hospital, Vic and Sister Laurentia formed an enduring friendship and, when Vic passed away, Rose Jeanne established this scholarship endowment in memory of her beloved husband and in honor of Charity's "Angel in White."  
Preference will be given to students planning to continue their nursing education with a BSN.
Joyce Bonaventure and Jim Leissner 
Endowed Scholarship Fund 
In Memory of their children Nathan and Laura
Fund principal: $20,000      Established January 2017

Joyce Bonaventure graduated Charity in 1957. She met Jim Leissner, a Texas Aggie, in front of Pat O'Brien's on Mardi Gras Day. They were married in 1958, had five children and happily raised their family in Texas. Jim was a teacher and computer guy. Joyce officially retired from nursing in 2012. Sadly, two of their children have passed away: Laura died in 2010, and Nathan in 2016. Joyce and Jim established a scholarship endowment in honor of the two children they lost.
Barbara Ann Pitre Philipps Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fund principal: $60,000       March 2021

Barbara graduated from Charity’s School of Nursing in 1961. She was a Med-Surg nursing instructor at the school for 15 years, and served as Assistant Educational Director. Barbara received her BSN from Northwestern State University and, after earning her master’s degree in nursing from UNO in 1984, she was the Associate Director of In-Service Education at Charity Hospital of New Orleans for over a decade. She also worked with the Joint Commission doing site-visits, and developing accreditation policies. She was recognized as one of the 100 Best Nurses in Louisiana by the American Health Council. In the late 90s, Barbara moved back home to southeastern Louisiana, and was the Nursing Staff Development Specialist in Service Education at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette until her retirement in 2010. 
This endowed fund was created by Barbara's husband James Philipps, his brother Charles Philipps, sister-in-law Linda Philipps and his sister Natalie Philipps Mead. Barbara loved teaching and inspiring nurses to be their best, and the Philipps family hopes the scholarships will encourage nursing students to pursue careers in nursing education.