In 1922, six nurses founded STTI at the Indiana University Training School for Nurses, which is now the Indiana University School of Nursing, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The founders chose the name from the Greek words storgé, tharsos, and timé, meaning love, courage, and honor. Each biennium, STTI recognizes esteemed nurses and other individuals from around the world who exemplify these three words.
As part of her Call to Action, President Cathy Catrambone has invited all honor society members to influence through philanthropy.
“Continue the tradition of celebrating STTI's annual Founders' Day - 5th of October - with 90 minutes of service as a volunteer at organizations that align with your passion.”
— Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN
Influence through Philanthropy
The Cathy Catrambone Philanthropy Circle is made up of members, chapters, and friends of nursing who have answered her call to influence nursing through philanthropy. Make two or more donations to the Foundation during the 2015-2017 biennium to become a part of Cathy's Philanthropy Circle!
Participate in an honored tradition on 5 October 2017 and make your STTI chapter's Founders' Day celebration truly memorable! For event planning resources, log in to the All Chapter Officers workgroup on The Circle to download and share ideas with other members.
Learn more about the six STTI founders.