Dr. Kim Mo Im is a pioneer and an evolutional leader in various areas for social and health development. She was the first nurse in Korea appointed to Minister of Health. She was a member of the World Health Organization Expert Panel of Nursing for 20 years and ICN President from 1989 to 1993. Her contribution is aptly described by many international awards including the WHO Health Prize and Nightingale Medal. Dr. Kim donated all her personal assets to Yonsei University and, in her honor, the University established a nursing research institute bearing her name. In 2015, Dr. Kim received the Yu Ilhan Prize, which is given biannually to a person who has made significant contributions to national and social advancement while leading a most exemplary life for all to emulate. Dr. Kim decided to donate the entire prize money in the amount of $100,000 combined with additional funds from the Kim Mo Im Nursing Advancement Fund and donations from her personal assets. Her tremendous generosity has led to the establishment of this new ICN award in collaboration with the Kim Mo Im Institute for the Studies of Nursing at Yonsei University.