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Josh's Fund

Established in 1994, Josh’s Fund partners with the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS) to award educational grants to oncology nurses annually. To date, over one hundred oncology nurses internationally have been selected to receive the Josh Gottheil Career Development Award, enabling them to participate in courses and programs that further professional knowledge and skills in patient care. Expanding the fund’s reach, as of 2018 the Josh Gottheil Memorial Endowment for the Promotion of Resiliency established at Siteman Cancer Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis provides nurses support for balancing the emotional and mental demands of caring for patients with their empathy, compassion and professionalism. Read more on the Lymphoma Research page.

Joshua David Gottheil was a young man with a special charm and a big heart. At a very young age, Josh accomplished a large part of what seemed to be his dream—to support musicians and to bring the music that he loved to audiences. Read more about Josh in the About Josh section.

Latest News

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August 2019: The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Josh Gottheil Memorial BMT Career Development Awards. Read more about the 2019 awardees.


May 2019: The first Josh Gottheil Memorial Resiliency Symposium was held at Siteman Cancer Center. Among the hundred or so nurses in attendance were Sandy Hurster and JoAnne Steel who had cared for Josh in 1988-89 and who inspired the mission of Josh’s Fund Read more

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So good to have learned that old friends Clarette Ritz and her late husband Zvi, who was Fred Gottheil's colleague in the UI College of Business, created a Nursing Scholarship Fund at Carle Hospital in Urbana. As Zvi went through treatment for lymphoma, they were...

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Josh's Fund

Good news from Amazon Smile about a new donation to Josh's Fund. And Josh's Aunt Sandee, many thanks for your support since day one!