Welcome to the North Carolina Great 100, Inc.


Mission: The Great 100, Inc. exists to recognize and honor Registered Nurses in North Carolina
for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.



Call for Great 100 Silent Auction Donations

Greetings! The Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina, Inc. exists to highlight excellence in nursing in our state and to raise funds for the distribution of nursing scholarships. Each year the Great 100 recognizes 100 nurses across North Carolina with this award. Since 1989 over 736,000 dollars have been awarded in Scholarships to Nursing School Students to further our profession.

Each year during the Gala event, the Alumni Committee hosts a Silent auction to generate funds for nursing scholarships. The Silent Auction is a popular fund-raiser event. We are writing today requesting you to consider donating an item to be used at our Silent Auction. The donated item can also be considered as a tax deduction. The Great 100, Inc. (EIN: 56-1705456) is a tax exempt organization recognized by the IRS under section 501 (c) (3) and did not give or receive gifts and/or services in consideration of this gift.

The 2018 Gala event is Saturday, October 20th at the Benton Convention Center, we would request to please have your donations to us by October 5th. Don't forget to sign up for the Alumni Reception when you register for the Gala.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please let us know if you have any questions about our purpose or Gala. Thank you in advance for your participation in the Great 100 Silent Auction annual fund raiser and helping us to honor the nursing profession!

Thank you,

Stacey Toben RN, BSN, MHA, CPEN
Chair, Great 100, Inc. Alumni Committee
Stacey.toben@conehealth.com

Lisa Boland RN, DNP, NEA-BC
Co-Chair, Great 100, Inc. Alumni Committee
bolandlr@yahoo.com

Mail Donations to:
The Great 100, Inc.
Alumni Committee
PO Box 4875
Greensboro, North Carolina 27404-4875

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Great 100 Gala

October 20, 2018 - 30th Anniversary Celebration Great 100 Gala - Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

Updated - new room blocks opened for additional Hotel options. See Gala page for details.

Registration Now Open - Click HERE to register

**NOTE: Great 100 Recipients are provided plaque's at the annual Gala. Please do not respond to any requests for orders as these are fraudulent and not affiliated with The Great 100, Inc.

**NOTE: The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. recognizes Registered Nurses in North Carolina. There are other organizations that may recognize the "100 Best Nurses" or other "Great Nursing" awards that may are not affiliated with The North Carolina Great 100, Inc. If you have any questions about emails, plaque orders, or other information you have received that you are unsure about, please contact us at marketing@great100.org


What is the Great 100?

The Great 100, Inc. is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina by:

  • Recognizing the importance of Registered Nurses in diverse practice settings
  • Positively impacting the image of nursing and nursing as a profession
  • Acknowledging 100 North Carolina Nurses annually who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession
  • Contributing funds for scholarships for Registered Nurse education.

In the summer of 1988, a Registered Nurse by the name of Heather Thorne, called together a group of Registered Nurses from across North Carolina to develop a plan for selecting and recognizing Registered Nurses. The recipients would be recognized for their outstanding professional ability and for the contributions they had made to improving the healthcare services in their community. Her dream, modeled after a program developed by Registered Nurses in Louisiana, was designed to promote nursing and to raise funds for nursing scholarships. Since 1989, the Great 100 has been able to award thousands in nursing scholarships. Schools/programs of nursing education are selected via a rotating basis.



Thank you to our 2017 Contributors for you Support!

Diamond $15,000 - Cone Health, Duke Health, UNC Health Care | Platinum $10,000 - Novant Health, Vidant Health | Benefactor $5,000 - Carolinas HealthCare, Iredell Health System, Mission Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health | Partner $2,500 - Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge, CaroMont Health, First Health of the Carolinas, WakeMed | Patron $1,000 - Halifax Regional Medical Center | Associate $500 - Randolph Health