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The Gypsy Nurse Fall Virtual Conference 2021: Brave of Heart Fund: Financial and emotional support for families of healthcare workers lost to Covid-19
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Friday| 10/15/2021 | 11:00a ET | Jill Van Beke and Heather Nesle | The Brave of Heart Fund: Financial and emotional support for families of healthcare workers lost to Covid
The Brave of Heart Fund: Financial and emotional support for families of healthcare workers lost to Covid
The Brave of Heart Fund was founded by the Foundations of New York Life and Cigna with charitable partner E4E Relief to provide financial grants and emotional support services to families of eligible healthcare workers, volunteers and support staff who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19.
Due to a nurse’s heroic work during the pandemic, the family member responsible for his or her funeral expenses may be eligible for a $15,000 Brave of Heart Fund grant to pay for those costs. Our fund may also be able to support his or her financial dependents with a second grant of up to $60,000 to provide for longer-term living expenses.
Join this session to learn how we are supporting the families of our fallen healthcare heroes and how you can spread the word to help take care of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in taking care of us.
The Brave of Heart Fund has supported nearly 600 families in 41 states. With your help, more families of healthcare heroes can receive much needed support.
Bio: Jill Van Beke is an independent consultant with E4E Relief, managing the Brave of Heart Fund. Her current focus is reaching family members about the Fund’s resources, through peer networks, employer groups, religious and professional affiliations, and community associations.
For over 20 years, E4E Relief has been the leading provider of unique, charitable business solutions to respond to crisis and hardships quickly and efficiently. The founding donors of the Brave of Heart Fund reached out to E4E Relief because of these best-in-class capabilities.
Bio: Heather Nesle is president of the New York Life Foundation, the charitable foundation created by New York Life Insurance Company. In addition to her Foundation duties, she is vice president of New York Life’s Corporate Responsibility Department.
The New York Life Foundation devotes the majority of its funding each year to programs that help children in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. Since its founding in 1979, the Foundation has made nearly $360 million in contributions to New York and U.S.-based non-profit organizations. Ms. Nesle manages the Foundation’s latest initiative, Brave of Heart Fund, which is designed to provide financial support in the form of charitable relief grants to assist the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19.