The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Medical Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was created with the sole purpose of supporting education and research programs at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology.
Modern medicine is becoming increasingly complex and specialized. This is especially true for the field of neurology. Research into the causes and treatments of a multitude of neurological diseases, ranging from Alzheimer's, to migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and strokes, is proceeding at a breathtaking pace. While these advances are exciting and have the potential to alleviate many of these disorders, they also present many challenges to both neurologists and their patients in terms of continuing education and research.
Of foremost importance is the issue of education, for both patients and physicians. To provide the best possible care, neurologists must keep abreast of the latest developments in their field. Patients also must be informed of the latest treatments and techniques so that they can better understand their illnesses and treatments and actively participate in managing their care.
Of almost equal importance is research. Advances in patient care can come only through the dedicated efforts of researchers. Many of the neurologists at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology are deeply committed to patient-care oriented investigations such as trials of new drugs and ways to measure disease activity and modify current treatments to make them more effective.
The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Medical Foundation has sponsored programs to achieve these goals. Funds from our Foundation have been used to:
• Support the "We Care" MS Fair, at which persons with MS and their families learned of the many facilities and vendors of services and equipment available to persons with disabilities.
• Produce a video for persons newly diagnosed with MS. This video, which provides the most current information about diagnosis and treatment, was made available to the public free of charge.
• Install computer driven educational kiosks in our clinics to allow public access to the latest information about neurologic diseases via the Internet and our website.
Future goals of the Foundation include providing funds to prepare books and pamphlets on particular illnesses for patients; organizing seminars and conferences for both patients and health care providers, presenting them with the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment; providing support for physician researchers in areas directly related to patient care; and providing continued education to neurologists in our community, allowing them to be at the cutting edge of developments in their field.
Our Foundation relies on your generosity to help meet the growing demand for education and research. With your help, The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Medical Foundation will have the resources to support its vital mission now and in the future.
Making a Tax Deductible Donation
Our Foundation relies on the continued, generous support of individuals and organizations who share our goals. Charitable, tax-free financial support for the Foundation may be accomplished in a variety of ways, including:
Directly, with checks to The Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Medical Foundation, 4225 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55422. Corporations also can make matching gifts to further support their employees' contributions.
Appreciated assets, such as stocks or other securities, which can be liquidated following dates of ownership transfer to avoid taxable capital gains.
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT), an increasingly popular giving option that provides lifetime income to the donor and distributes its remaining principal to charity.
Please consult your financial advisor for guidance.
For more information about making a tax-deductible donation, please contact Mr. Kurt Neil, Executive Director, at 763.588.0661.