Fundraising and Volunteer Support are two vital ways you can make a difference with CNS. Without private contributions, big and small, CNS cannot fund the seminal science that will advance pediatric brain repair. Without volunteers, CNS is immobilized to spotlight the daily struggles that 14 million children with neurological disorders and their families face every day, in this country alone. That’s right; 14 million children in this country suffer from neurological disorders.
CNS supports research, provides outreach and education, and pays its operations expenses through two important fundraising programs, CNS Children’s Future Fund and Leadership Gifts for Research.
The CNS Children’s Future Fund supports the mission of CNS Foundation through the generous contributions of individuals—parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers—foundations, and corporations, and from proceeds raised at special fundraising events sponsored by regional CNS Parent Action Committees such as New York’s “Kids on Broadway,” Chicago’s “Rockin’ for Research,” and Southern California’s “Winning for Research.” These contributions cover a wide range of Foundation needs that include program and operations expenses as well as research grants. For fiscal year of January through December 2005, the Children’s Future Fund goal is $800,000.
Leadership Gifts for Research seeks support from individuals and corporations for specific research projects. Projects supported by these gifts will be named after the donor or other person they designate, and allow the donor to meet the researchers and engage in the research continuum with the Principal Investigator. Leadership Gifts for Research opportunities range from $50,000 to $1 million and can be paid over two years; they include