BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & MESA, Ariz. – July 1, 2024 – The NaphCare Charitable Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the safety and wellbeing of communities through research, educational programs, and scholarship opportunities, today announced a donation of $20,000 to the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). EVIT is a premier public trade school providing 50 career training programs to nearly 8,000 enrolled Phoenix-area adults and high school students at two central campuses in Mesa, Arizona.

The contribution from the NaphCare Charitable Foundation will support EVIT’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) programs by helping to fund the salaries of program instructors. In addition to certificate programs, EVIT began offering associates degree programs in surgical technology and nursing in 2024. Additional degree programs, as well as apprenticeships, are in development.

“Aligned with our mission, we’re proud to support the expansion of the East Valley Institute of Technology’s incredible nursing programs,” said Brad Cain, CEO, NaphCare Charitable Foundation. “Developing new nursing talent is essential with the decrease in the nursing labor market. We welcome the opportunity to play a part in equipping students with the education and resources critical for their career.”

“The East Valley Institute of Technology would like to thank the NaphCare Charitable Foundation for its generous donation to our nursing programs,” said Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson. “EVIT plays a vital role in developing Arizona’s workforce, especially in the healthcare industry. This donation will help ensure we can meet those workforce needs by providing quality education and training in nursing.”