We welcome donations to these established research funds:

To establish a named or endowed fund, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732

 

 

Marc Stecker Fund for Multiple Sclerosis Research

The Marc Stecker Fund for MS Research is an endowed fund within the University’s Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC).  It was created by Marc Stecker and his wife, Karen Walsh, to encourage innovative research to find better treatments and more precise diagnostic tools while always searching for a cure. Exemplary efforts in this quest by faculty members, residents, fellows, or students will be recognized periodically with the The Marc Stecker Award for Excellence in MS Research.  In addition to providing financial support for the award, the Stecker Fund will also support other multiple sclerosis research at BNAC in Marc Stecker's honor forever.

 

Click here to donate or make a pledge electronically from a bank account or a credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the "for" section enter Stecker Award #01-3-0-09067.

Mail to:   

Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager
University at Buffalo Foundation
PO Box 730
Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

To Canadian Donors: The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.

 

For information about making a gift using stock or other non-cash assets, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732.

Comprehensive Assessment of Severely Affected People with Multiple Sclerosis (CASA-MS) Fund

The CASA-MS study aims to predict the likelihood of MS progression to an advanced stage of disease and to explore beneficial interventions for this, essentially unstudied, population.

The study will use brain imaging, physical and cognitive assessments, genetic and metabolic measurements to identify reliable ways to measure progression and neurological function. Over a three-year follow-up period BNAC researchers will study 60 residents of The Boston Home, a specialized residential care facility in Boston serving people with progressive multiple sclerosis who are wheelchair-dependent. The study will compare these residents to 60 age-, sex- and disease-duration matched people who are seen at the Jacobs MS Center in Buffalo with a similar disease duration, with lower disability, and not living in a residential facility.

The goal of CASA-MS research is to document treatments that are effective, best-care practices, and ways to improve quality of life for severely disabled people with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis. We hope our findings will lead to advancements in the way severe MS is managed and, ultimately, to preventing advancement to this debilitating stage of MS.

 

Click here to donate or pledge electronically from a bank account or credit card.

To give by check, please make your check payable to University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the "for" section enter CASA-MS Project Fund #01-3-0-08939.

 

Mail to:   

Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager
University at Buffalo Foundation
PO Box 730
Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

To Canadian Donors: The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.

 

For information about making a gift using stock or other non-cash assets, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732.

Neuroimaging Fellowship Fund

This fund supports 6-24 month research fellowships under the supervision of Dr. Robert Zivadinov in the BNAC MRI Fellowship Program.

 

Click here to donate or pledge electronically from a bank account or credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the "for" section, enter Neuroimaging Fellowship #9333-742331.

 

Mail to:   

Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager
University at Buffalo Foundation
PO Box 730
Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

To Canadian Donors: The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.

 

For information about making a gift using stock or other non-cash assets, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732.

Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center General Fund

Gifts to this account are used at the discretion of the director for general research purposes providing vital flexibility to build capacity, explore novel opportunities, and develop talented researchers.

 

Click here to donate or pledge electronically from a bank account or credit card.

To give by check, please make your donation to the University at Buffalo Foundation.

In the “for” section enter BNAC # 9333-648226.

 

Mail to:   

Cindy Johannes, Revenue Manager
University at Buffalo Foundation
PO Box 730
Buffalo, NY 14226-0730

To Canadian Donors: The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.

 

For information about making a gift using stock or other non-cash assets, email Jen Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at [email protected] or call her at +1-716-829-3732.

 

Planned Gifts

The State University of New York at Buffalo is a recognized charity by the Canada Registry Agency. The University at Buffalo Foundation accepts donations and issues receipts on behalf of the State University at Buffalo.

If you are considering a gift using retirement account assets or non-cash assets or providing for BNAC through your will, please contact Jennifer Seth-Cimini, Senior Director of Advancement, Office of Medical Advancement University at Buffalo. She can be reached at 716-829-3732 or 716-698-9247 (cell) or [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in advancing research towards finding better treatments and a cure for MS and other neurological disorders.


Acknowledgments

Since beginning BNAC's development efforts in December 2009, thousands of donors from the United States, Canada, France, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have generously contributed more than $1,500,000 for MS research.

Major funding has been provided by The Direct-MS Foundation, the Jacquemin Family Foundation, the Bronfman Foundation, The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases, and from members of the BNAC Advisory Council.

We are very grateful for gifts at every level.