July 29, 2019, Schaumburg, Illinois – The Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) voted unanimously during its winter Executive Committee meeting to approve a $1 million gift to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation). The CNS Foundation’s mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators and caregivers.
CNS Foundation Chair Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA announced, “We are very excited about the generosity that this leadership gift has stimulated. We have already had medical and corporate leadership step forward to pledge substantial gifts in support of the Foundation’s three pillar initiatives, which are, clinical scientist career development, international philanthropy, and guideline development, review and dissemination. In appreciation of our community’s generosity, the CNS Foundation is honoring all gifts from individuals and medical societies at their matched level, through 2019, until the $1 million leadership gift is matched. We hope everyone will join us to support these initiatives,” Levy said.
“This is a tremendous step for the CNS community,” said CNS President, Ganesh Rao, MD. “From funding the prestigious K12 Getch award, to the development, review and dissemination of essential, high quality guidelines, and educational opportunities with our international partners, the CNS Foundation is committed to driving improvements in global health.”
About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit cns.org.
About the 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.