Memorials and Tributes

Memorial and Tribute Funds recognize the family members, friends, and colleagues whose lives have made an indelible impact on neurosurgery, our organization and the medical profession. Your gift will support and advance neurosurgical research and educational initiatives while honoring and celebrating their lives.

Beth Sartore Scholarship Fund

Fund Purpose: To support professional development opportunities for association staff and advance professional practice in association management and non-profit/foundation management.

Veena D. Mummaneni, MD Fund

Fund Purpose: To fund an Award for outstanding woman resident or fellow to present a top rated abstract at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

A donation in the name of a loved one will allow the NREF to continue providing research grants and educational opportunities to talented young physicians, medical students and neurosurgery professionals who are determined to advance the field of neurosurgery.

The NREF has also partnered with to assist individuals and families in directing memorial donations to the NREF by naming the Foundation as a designated charity in an obituary.

To honor a loved one that has passed away, donors can consult with their funeral director or include the NREF as the designated charity in an obituary.

Celebrate a life with a gift to the NREF in the name of a friend or loved one.

For inquiries regarding donation options, contact the NREF at 847.378.0500 or

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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