October 22, 2020: The CNS Foundation is pleased to announce the Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship, established by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Beginning in 2021, The CNS Foundation will award multiple scholarships to female neurosurgeons early in their medical career so they may attend enriching leadership opportunities of their choice.
“How wonderful to get this announcement at the same time we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the section on Women in Neurosurgery,” said WINS President Martina Stippler. “We are extremely grateful to this donor. I encourage everyone who supports the CNS Foundation to make one of their 2020 gifts to the Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship.”
“The donor has been inspired by female neurosurgeons over the years; they hope the gift will make it possible for more women to reach top leadership positions in our domain,” said Ellen Air, CNS Executive Committee member-at-large and Chair-Elect for the section of Women in Neurosurgery (WINS). “I am excited to make my own gift to support my future female colleagues.”
“It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we announce a new scholarship celebrating our female neurosurgeons of the future, “said Dr. Elad Levy, CNS Foundation Chair. “The CNS Foundation is grateful for all who support our work to improve worldwide health.”
“Our specialty advances with a diversity of perspectives. The CNS Foundation and our anonymous donor are adding momentum to the strong and growing tradition of female leadership in neurosurgery,” said Alexander Khalessi, Vice Chair of the CNS Foundation.
Anyone who wishes to support the new scholarship may make a donation through the CNS Foundation.
To learn more: Foundation@CNS.org, or contact Courtney Johnson, Manager of CNS Foundation and Giving at CJohnson@CNS.org.
About CNS Foundation The CNS Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators and caregivers. Based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the three mission pillars are international philanthropy, clinical scientist career development and neurosurgical guidelines development, review and dissemination. The 2019 “Match for the Mission” campaign will match all gifts from individuals and medical societies until the entire $1 million is matched. For more information about the CNS Foundation or to make your gift, please go to https://www.cns.org/about-us/foundation, or contact Courtney Johnson, Manager of Foundation & Giving, at Foundation@CNS.org.