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How can a gift help?

How can a gift to CNDR help?CNDR is recognized as a national and international leader in research in Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrigs's disease (Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis), and other disabling neurodegenerative diseases. With support through donations and endowments for these initiatives, the multidisciplinary team of CNDR scientists can accelerate their efforts to improve the quality of life for the elderly of the 21st century so that, in our generation, effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases will be found.

For an updated list of donations CNDR has received, please click here.

Frank H. Rasmus, Jr., supporter of the Alzheimer's Research Fund at CNDR

Investing in Advancing Research

To date, donations made in the memory of loved ones have been invested in new pilot research projects awarded through the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (funded by NIH/National Institute on Aging). These pilot grants awarded to junior scientists support new research directions towards establishing a definitive treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other disabling neurodegenerative disorders. Remarkable breakthroughs in solving the mysteries surrounding many of the neurological diseases can be attributed to the team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information on the research made possible through these pilot research grants, click here.

Private contributions will enable CNDR scientists to augment or accelerate the pace of their research in a number of ways.

New contributions will be used to create:

    1. Endowments to support the salaries of senior researchers in the Center to relieve these individuals of the need to devote substantial amounts of time to writing multiple grants that are needed to cover their salaries. This would enable them to devote more time to the pursuit of neurodegenerative disease research.
    2. An endowed fund that would enable CNDR investigators to take advantage of new discoveries or research opportunities by providing support for one to two pilot projects that pursue novel or high risk studies. It is expected that these pilot grants will enable investigators to generate sufficient preliminary data to obtain extramural, longer term funding to continue work on promising new research directions.
    3. An endowed fund for the purchase of equipment that will enable the Center to keep pace with the latest technical developments in biomedical research.
    4. An endowed fund to support the recruitment of new faculty (including assistant professors) for a period two to three years while they establish their own independent funding.

Endowments for the initiatives described above would augment the substantial research accomplishments of CNDR scientists since 1992. The death of a loved one is an extremely difficult event for family members, friends and caregivers. We hope these simplified instructions will help those of you who wish to honor your loved one with bequests to CNDR.

Please make checks payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

For those wishing to make a donation in memory of a loved one:

Please send your check to:

Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations
Attention: Irene I. Lukoff
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309

For information on how to support the CNDR please contact:

If you would like to speak with someone and obtain more information about making a gift to CNDR in memory of a loved one or establishing a fund to which others may contribute in memory of a loved one, please contact Irene Lukoff whose contact information is listed below.

Irene I. Lukoff
Senior Director of Development
Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
ilukoff@upenn.edu
Tel: 215-573-0187
Fax: 215-573-2800

We thank you for your support of CNDR.