As a nurse, devoted community leader, philanthropist and community volunteer, Holli Rockwell Trubinsky is a staunch supporter of excellence in nursing in the South Florida community, proudly advocating FAU’s person-centered, care-based approach to nursing education.
Solidifying this dedication, an estate pledge of $10 million from Holli Rockwell Trubinsky and husband Joseph Trubinsky established the Holli Rockwell Trubinsky Eminent Dean in Nursing, for which Safiya George, Ph.D., is the inaugural recipient. This transformational gift, one of the largest endowed nursing deanships in the country, once realized, creates an endowed fund to sustain exceptional leadership in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, strengthening FAU’s ability to retain and recruit extraordinary leaders who elevate the College locally, regionally, and nationally.
“Through my work as a nurse and having served on the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Advisory Board, I am acutely aware of the importance and impact nurses have in health care,” said Holli Rockwell Trubinsky, philanthropist. “Ensuring FAU’s ability to recruit and sustain extraordinary leaders who will train future generations of nurses is a priority and passion.”
Indeed, the need for a well-trained nursing workforce is urgent, and as Florida faces a statewide nursing shortage, this endowment will provide crucial philanthropic support to combat these shortages. Supporting FAU’s mission to train a distinguished nursing workforce, recognized for high-quality clinical skills and person-centered care, the Trubinskys serve as a catalyst for generations of positive change. Their estate gift provides the dean with vital resources to respond to the changing needs of nurses amidst a dynamic healthcare landscape.
“The Trubinsky gift truly is transformational for the College of Nursing,” said Safiya George, Ph.D., APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP, dean and professor of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “The current nursing shortage throughout the health care industry has reached a critical point, and this gift, once realized, will help us draw the best and brightest to FAU, and create positive and significant impacts on the nursing profession in the future.”
This Trubinsky gift also advances the strategic priority of the University’s FAU Health Network, addressing healthcare professional shortages to improve the lives of citizens in South Florida and beyond. FAU is honored that the Rockwell Trubinsky name will forever be linked with FAU’s nationally ranked Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Incredibly impactful for Florida Atlantic, the Trubinsky gift was one of 14 transformational leadership gifts of $5M or more announced as part of the University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 20 years, “Transcend Tomorrow: The Campaign for Florida Atlantic University.” One of the university’s fundraising priorities for the campaign, FAU Health is focused on preparing today for the healthcare needs of tomorrow.