DAISY Turns 20!




November 14th, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of The DAISY Foundation. We never imagined that DAISY recognition of nurses' extraordinary compassionate care would spread as far and as wide as it has, with over 3,900 healthcare organizations and schools of nursing in 23 countries committed to celebrating their nurses with us. Please join in this milestone with a special event or acknowledgement for your nurses!

Celebration Ideas

  • Host a DAISY breakfast, lunch or dinner for past Honorees
  • Serve cinnamon rolls on the units
  • Request a custom video to play at your DAISY celebrations from one of the Co-founders (based on timing and availability). Send requests to erinascher@DAISYFoundation.org
  • Have your Public Relations/Community Affairs department reach out to local media to cover one of you DAISY Award celebrations or do a feature on your extraordinary nurses, the exceptional care they provide how you recognize them
  • Interview past DAISY Honorees, Nominees, Committee members, Leadership, Nominators, and create a video montage of what DAISY has meant to them
  • Share your celebration photos on social media and use our Anniversary hashtag #DAISYturns20. We also have a celebratory frame available here.
  • Add our 20th Anniversary graphic to the Honoree certificate and Nominee congratulations cards. Graphic is available in our Resource Center.  Contact your Regional Program Team if you do not have the login and password.
  • Submit 20th Anniversary photos and videos to us as we will be creating a playlist on our YouTube Channel and a Photo Album Scrapbook for our website and social media.  Photos and videos can be sent to tenabarnescarraher@DAISYFoundation.org

 Consider a special gift for your past DAISY Honorees:

  • Add an embroidered DAISY Foundation logo to select Cherokee Uniform items.  The link for items available will go live in early October.


  • DAISY themed gifts from Bonitas International will also roll-out starting in October with additional items available over the holidays and during Nurses Week.

  • DAISY Themed Tervis Tumblers available here!


DAISY Book: Reserve Your Copy! 

The stories behind the creation of the DAISY Foundation, the family that started it as a way to honor the memory of a son, husband, father, friend, the care he received, and the foundation’s growth from a way to say thank you to nurses into the world’s largest nursing recognition program.  The book will also feature some Honoree stories and photos. Reserve your copy here!

Thank You!

We get our best, most creative ideas from our partners! If you have other celebration ideas as #DAISYturns20! please share with us!  Thank You again for your partnership, we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!