Virginia A. Gaffey '55, '57

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was recently posthumously awarded the Philanthropist of the Year award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) Foundation. This award is presented to an individual who has gone beyond the call of duty as a supporter of the AANA Foundation. Ms. Gaffey died in March 2022. “Ms. Gaffey is a legend in nurse anesthesiology that spent her lifetime advocating for the profession she so loved. Through this incredible gift to the AANA Foundation, her legacy will continue to inspire new CRNAs for generations to come,” said AANA Foundation Chair Stephen Finder, DNP, RNA. “The AANA Foundation Board of Trustees is posthumously awarding the Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year award in honor of her service to the nurse anesthesiology profession and her prolific generosity.”
Virginia Gaffey
Summer 2023