Mae F. Keefer Nursing Scholarship Fund
The Mae Keefer Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1988 by the Hospital’s Board of Directors. It was named to recognize the longstanding dedication and contribution to the profession of nursing by Mae F. Keefer, RN, retired Director of Nursing at Evangelical.
The Fund provides support for nursing students from Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.
About Mae F. Keefer, RN
Mae F. Keefer, RN retired in 1988 after a 40-year career in nursing – more than 37 of those years at Evangelical Community Hospital. A graduate of Milton High School and the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, she completed her clinical training in the World War II Cadet Nurse Corps at Mount Alto Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Following initial service as a general duty nurse in Williamsport, Mrs. Keefer began general duty nursing at Evangelical's original hospital at the Lewisburg United Methodist Homes. She was promoted to a 3-to-11 supervisor just two weeks after the opening of the new hospital in 1953. In 1970 she was named Director of Nursing.
The Scholarship Fund was named to honor Mrs. Keefer for her many years of outstanding service, her competent and dedicated leadership as supervisor and director, and the high standards she set and maintained for herself and staff in the practice of the nursing profession.
Mrs. Keefer died on August 31, 2012.