George Burtness is a familiar face at Cottage, banking more than 3,000 volunteer hours and counting.


A long-standing Cottage supporter, he recently pledged one million dollars to the Reaching Higher Together Campaign to create the George L. Burtness Endowment in Nursing Education. This is a big boost to Cottage’s nursing scholarship program and will support  promising nursing students who are committed to improving their education and skills to best care for their patients. It also assures Cottage’s commitment excellence and innovation in nursing education continues in perpetuity.


This gift celebrates a legacy of service and dedication to Cottage by Mr. Burtness and his family.