The Frances M . Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions is forever appreciative of the Maguire family ’ s generosity , support , and commitment to GMercyU and our students ,” said Ann Phalen , PhD , CRNP , NNP-BC , GMercyU ’ s Dean of the Frances M . Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions .
funded numerous scholarships , faculty support , and state-of-the-art technology and facilities .
In 2000 , Frannie and Jim also founded the Maguire Foundation , which became their platform for instituting and inspiring positive change in the local community . By investing their efforts in providing access to education in nursing , health care , and the arts and humanities , Frannie was committed to improving the quality of life of people .
Being a Maguire Scholar is a gift that meant the world to me ,” said Aubrey Cook ' 18 , a recent GMercyU nursing graduate and former Maguire Scholar . “ This foundation has given not only me , but many other students from grade school all the way through college , the dream to be the adult and professional they have always aspired to be . Because they believed in me , I am successful .
As part of her work through the Maguire Foundation , the Maguire Scholars program was created to offer students an opportunity for an excellent education . By supporting and encouraging Maguire
Scholars , Frannie touched the lives of countless students and has given them the support needed to chase their dreams .
Thanks to Frannie and the Maguire Foundation , Aubrey Cook ' 18 was able to pursue her passion and is currently making a difference as a registered nurse in the Intermediate Coronary Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City , Philadelphia .
Aubrey is just one of the thousands of students who have benefited from the Maguires ’ generosity . Through the Maguire Foundation , Frannie has supported a broad range of educational efforts throughout the region and was one of the most respected humanitarians in the Philadelphia area . She has impacted thousands of individuals by giving selflessly and showing tender courage .
In life , Frannie embraced the Mercy mission , and her legacy of kindness will continue to impact our community and beyond for many , many years to come .