As of October 1, 2020, there remains $430,000 of the CNS Leadership Matching gift, available to match your donation. Give multiple times, any amount, and see your impact doubled. Give your 2020 gift today, to support worldwide health and the future of neurosurgery!
Funds have been established to allow donors and corporate partners to give to initiatives or projects that best align with their own values.
A gift to the Mission Advancement fund is perhaps the most impactful way to give, allowing the Board to act nimbly to fulfill the mission.
An example of the Mission Advancement initiative's impact, the Board was able to respond to innovative ideas and requests of urgent need at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing a grant to support complimentary access to the CNS portfolio of virtual education for our residents and international members became essential. Thank you for considering a gift to support the CNS Foundation mission:
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.
The fund supports three awards:
One of the most prestigious research awards available in neurosurgery, the NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar K12 Award provides funding in support of early career neurosurgeon-scientists to promote high quality, novel, creative research and innovative investigation. Unique to this celebrated award is the surgeon’s opportunity to complete research at their home institution for two consecutive years.
The Data Science Scholar Award annually awards one scholarship to a selected scholar who will undertake coursework and mentored research under the guidance of a committee of data science experts. This mentorship will prepare him or her for a future career as a neurosurgical data scientist, paving the way to advance data science techniques for research and practice improvement in neurosurgery.
Announcing October 22, 2020, the new Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship. (Please see right side bar.)
The CNS Foundation proudly supports the ongoing development of new, high quality, evidence-based CNS Guidelines, recognized as a critical tool to confront a rapidly changing health care environment. Donations help support the development of new guidelines, review of existing guidelines, and the dissemination of these tools so that they may remain accessible to the worldwide community of neuroscientists and their colleagues.
The CNS Foundation funds observerships to allow young surgeons from overseas to visit American institutions for mentorship and extended learning opportunities. The CNS Foundation is in pursuit of innovative, capacity-building solutions that will positively impact surgical teams around the world, especially in areas of the world with high need.
In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds were allocated toward online education, providing complimentary access for our international colleagues, and English captioning of some educational webinars.
If you are unable to donate online, please print out a donation form.
You may also contact Courtney Johnson, Manager of Foundation and Giving, to learn more about our Donor Benefits and Giving Opportunities:
Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship
Established by an anonymous generous gift, the CNS Foundation will begin awarding multiple annual scholarships in 2021, to female neurosurgeons early in their medical career. These scholarships will allow the recipients to attend enriching leadership opportunities of their choice. Help grow the Future Women Leaders in Neurosurgery Scholarship.
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Applications accepted through April 30th. Apply here.