AANA Foundation

Mission: Advancing the Science of Anesthesia Through Education and Research.  

AANA Foundation Core Values: Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.

Established in 1981, the AANA Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to anesthesia research, education and development. The Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The AANA is the professional association for more than 45,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) nationwide. The Foundation funds scholarships, doctoral fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships, research grants, general poster sessions, oral "State of the Science" poster sessions and doctoral mentorships.

For more information about the AANA Foundation, click here.  

Click here for ways to give to the AANA Foundation.

2024 10th Annual AANA Foundation Golf Tournament

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2023 9th Annual AANA Foundation Golf Tournament


  • Travis Tonniges of Lincoln
  • Tiffany Wenande of Norfolk


  • Dustin Will with Benefit Management of Lincoln


  • Benefit Management
  • Leslie Bonnet
  • Meagan Freml
  • Melissa Kenney
  • Katrina Longe
  • Chad Miller
  • Kris Rohde
  • Travis Tonniges
  • Tiffany Wenande

9 a.m. Shotgun Start on Saturday July 22, at the York Country Club.

2022 8th Annual AANA Foundation Golf Tournament Recap

Sarah Langan and Amy Graham, NANA's Nebraska State Advocates to the AANA Foundation for 2022, hosted another successful event to raise funds for the Foundation.

The 8th Annual Golf Tournament in July was held at Quarry Oaks in Ashland! A total of 15 teams and raised $2,900 after expenses. Of that, $290 went to NANA Legislative Fund and $2,610 went to the AANA Foundation.

Ten students were sponsored by CRNAs, which enabled them to golf and eat lunch for FREE. Thank you to the event sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Robert Downey of Lincoln
  • Mitchell Krueger of Omaha
  • Travis Tonniges of Lincoln
  • Tiffany Wenande of Norfolk
  • Dustin Will of Lincoln

Gold Sponsor

  • Holly Talkington of Aurora

Silver Sponsors

  • Katrina Longe of West Point
  • Gilbert Watson of Mesquite, NV

This event improves every year and we hope to have an even bigger and better tournament next year.

Please plan to golf next year on July 22, 2023, at the York Country Club in York, Nebr. Be sure to join our Facebook group "Nebraska Golf Tournament for AANA Foundation"

Thank you for your continued support!

Please thank Sarah Langan and Amy Graham for their service over the previous years.

If you are interested in supporting the AANA Foundation contact Becky VanWinkle, the new NANA Nebraska State Advocate to the AANA Foundation, at [email protected].

If you would like to help plan and raise sponsor support for the 9th Annual AANA Foundation Golf Tournament in York, contact Chad Miller at [email protected] or Travis Tonniges at [email protected] to give in any way that you can!