Memorials and Tributes

Celebrate a Life donations help make neurosurgical advancements possible to help those in need while honoring those whose memories continue to live on.

Through voluntary public donations, important research has been funded that impacts the lives of those suffering from epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors, spinal disorders, sports-related brain injuries, aneurysms and AVMs, back pain and Parkinson’s disease.

A donation in the name of a loved one will allow the NREF to continue providing research grants to the brightest, most talented young physicians who are determined to uncover critical advances in the field of neurosurgery – they are determined to save lives.

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

Naming the NREF as a Designated Charity in an Obituary

The NREF has partnered with to assist individuals and families in the directing memorial donations to the NREF. 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.

NREF is the Philanthropic Arm of the AANS

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