Nominations are now being accepted for the McHenry Awards.  These awards are made possible by a generous gift from John McHenry and the law partners of McHenry Haszard Law in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Daughters of the Nile Foundation is extremely grateful for these contributions to help us in our mission of helping children.  All members of Daughters of the Nile join the Foundation Board of Directors in thanking the McHenrys and the partners of McHenry Haszard Law.

To nominate an individual for one of these prestigious awards, please submit a written description of the member's qualifications with regard to the criteria listed below.  The deadline for submitting nominations is February 1 of each year.


McHenry Award Selection Criteria 

1.  Recipients must be a Lady of the Household (she may have held an office in the Subordinate Temple).

2.  Recipients must have made a contribution of either

  • A minimum of $5,000.00 in cash or the equivalent value of assets to CEF or CRA or

  • Through their efforts they have supported the mission of the Foundation by doing one or more of the following:

    • Being actively being involved in the fundraising activities at the Shriners Hospitals for Children®, their Temple or through the Foundation,

    • Educating the public as to the mission and vision of the Foundation,

    • Educating the members of the Daughters of the Nile as to the mission and vision of the Foundation, and/or

    • Initiating philanthropic endeavors that provide for the needs of patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children® through the Foundation.

3.  Submit nomination of individual(s) with detail of contributions by individual for vote by the Board.

4.  Nominations shall be submitted no later than February 1 each year

5.  Email the nomination to:

           Vickie Hill, Foundation President at


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