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Donate to the Neurosurgery Research
and Education Foundation (NREF)

The NREF is dedicated to funding research into new and existing neurosurgical treatments, and to identifying links between best practices and improved outcomes in patient care. Your donations to the NREF, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

If you would like additional information or have a question regarding NREF, please contact the Development department at (888) 566-2267 or Thank you for your support!

Cushing Circle

The NREF Cushing Circle was established in 2008 to provide a cumulative, lifetime and planned giving society for individuals with the goal of increasing donations and creating a premier recognition society. The Cushing Circle honors Dr. Harvey William Cushing, a pioneer in brain surgery, and the father of neurosurgery and provides camaraderie among philanthropists who have made a significant financial commitment to the NREF.

Membership is open to all donors who demonstrate a long-term commitment to advancing neurosurgery with a cash contribution of $25,000 or more, or a deferred gift of $50,000 or more. Cushing Circle members qualify for special recognition and other benefits linked to giving level. For more information about becoming part of the Cushing Circle, please contact the NREF.

  • -Platinum: $1,000,000 and above
  • -Gold: $500,000 - $999,999
  • -Silver: $100,000 - $499,999
  • -Bronze: $25,000 - $99,999

To make a donation, click here.

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