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Science matters and research saves lives.

We’ve experienced these truths through COVID-19,
and we’ll continue to pursue them within the epilepsy
community until there is a cure.

Even as we continue to battle this pandemic.

I am grateful to see science at work, research that continues to make a difference, and vaccine discoveries to potentially end a global health crisis.

I have seen this same dedication in our epilepsy research community. Our incredible team of researchers continue to persevere through a pandemic, understanding that theirs is a mission that must not be stopped.

At CURE Epilepsy, we match this determination by remaining steadfast in our support of finding a cure. Recognizing that we are a critical source of funding for our community, we have continued fundraising and awarding grants to accelerate epilepsy research.

As you explore this report, I hope you’ll celebrate our community’s progress in a pandemic. For many of us, life has felt on hold as we distance, quarantine, and limit our exposure, but we’ve proven that epilepsy research is a priority. We work every day for our loved ones who can’t escape this devastating disease, giving them hope with each new discovery, clinical trial, and treatment.

Donor List

Our work to fund epilepsy research is made possible because of our generous donors who believe in a world without epilepsy. When it became clear that we would have to postpone or cancel fundraising events to keep our community safe, you responded with creativity and passion that led to reimagined activities to support our mission.

We have been amazed by the dedication of all of our donors, especially our CURE Epilepsy Champions who brainstormed new ways to bring together their communities to raise funds for research.

We are profoundly grateful to the thousands of individuals and organizations who, with a gift to CURE Epilepsy, helped advance epilepsy research and our mission to find a cure.

We depend on your support every day. And every day, we move one step closer to curing epilepsy – and we’re humbled to have you with us along the journey.

While space permits us to only list some of our 4,500+ donors, our gratitude for every gift is limitless. Each and every donation is critical to driving epilepsy research forward toward a cure. Thank you.

$100,000–$249,999

Anonymous
Cameron Boyce Foundation
Debra Cafaro and Terrance Livingston
Lisa and Michael Cotton
Shery and David Cotton
Grosvenor Capital Management
Greenwich Biosciences
Dianne Raso or Ann G. and
James B. Ritchey Foundation

$50,000–$99,999

Bank of America
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund
Ravichandran Foundation
Select Equity Group Foundation
Glen and Patricia Tullman

$25,000$49,999

Anonymous
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Susan and Stephen Austin
Susan and David Axelrod
Ellen Benninghoven and Michael Schafer
Kimberly Borden
Eileen and Jack Connors
Crown Family Philanthropies
Development Specialists, Inc.
Anne Finucane and Mike Barnicle
Matthew and Carrie Garman
Deborah Kirshner and Paul Heldman
Carol Jones and Thomas Hynes
Isaiah Stone Foundation
Jerome Foundation
Michele and Howard Kessler
Kivvit
Mass General Brigham
Suffolk Cares Foundation
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation
The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation
UCB, Inc.
Ventas
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

$10,000$24,999

AKPD Message and Media LLC
Anonymous Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation
Anonymous
Sarah and Paul Auvil
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Louann Benbow
Joel and Lisa Benenson Foundation
Bergstein Family Foundation
Nancy Calcagnini
Cisco
Clayco
Lucy and Brian Conboy
Dara and John Corkery
Nancy and Sean Cotton
Cozen O’Connor
Shalee and Blake Cunneen
CVS Corporation
John Del Cecato
Eisai Inc.
The Estate of John and Mildred Winchell Hubiak in memory of Christopher Donalty
Estate of Karen Jo Haldeman
Howard Gottlieb
Karen and Larry Grisolano
Julia and Albert Hofeld
Celia and Daniel Huber
Irish Woods Foundation

Jenner & Block LLP
Lois and Aaron Johnson
Barbara Kelly
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Liane Kupferberg Carter and Marc Carter
Burks Lapham
The Steve Mason Family
McKinsey & Company
Randy Mehrberg and Michele Schara
Suzu and David Neithercut
Neurelis
Cheri and James Niewiara
Evelyn Nussenbaum and Fred Vogelstein
Mariana and Joe Parke
Stacey and John Pigott
PNC Bank
Judy Pomeranz
Richard and Linda Price
J.B. and M.K Pritzker
John Ray
Molly Reinhart
Lori Rotskoff and Michael Canter
Kathryn Ruemmler
SK Life Science Inc.
Sunshine Foundation
The Driscoll Foundation as recommended by Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka
The University of Chicago
White Family Fund

$5,000$9,999

Ann and Doug Benschoter
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Conagra Brands
Kate and Matthew Cooper
David Binder Research
Traci DeAngelis
Ellen and Scott Diamond
Mary I. Doran
Rahm and Amy Emanuel
Theo Epstein
Estate of Glenn F. Leiter
Evelyn Lincourt Charitable Fund
Kay and Karl Fricke
Alan and Virginia George
Robert and Mary Catherine Gibbs
Dema Hadi
Gibi ASMR
Gardiner and Nick Lapham
Cory and Debbie Lipoff
Barrington Lopez
Daina Lyons and Forrest Claypool
Kathleen and Doug Martin
Kathy and John McKenna
Mesirow Financial
Osprey Foundation
Jim and Margie Pines
Anna and Raymond Pitera
Anonymous

Polly and Kenneth Rattner
Paula Robinson-Doyle and James Doyle
Jennifer and Jeffrey Robinson
Irene Rosenfeld and Richard Illgen
Bettylu and Paul Saltzman
SC Benjamin Foundation
Christina and Zac Schneider
Matthew and Marjorie Schneider
Schuler Family Foundation
Kristin and Andrew Seaborg
Lisa and Randy Siegel
Richard Silveria
Andrea and Martin Singer
Julie and Dave Stout
Television Bureau of Advertising Inc.
The Oak Foundation
The Roche Family Foundation, Inc.
The Walsh Foundation; Patti and Dan Walsh
Linda Kaplan and The Wiliam and Mildred Kaplan Foundation
Frederick and Cate Waddell
Angela Byrd and Eric Weil
White & Case LLP
Whitten Newman Family
Connie Wishner
Tom and Heather Wurzer
Zogenix, Inc.

$2,500$4,999

Loretta and Walter Anderson
Cindy and Elvin Angulo
Rebecca Anhang Price and Matthew Price
Jeffrey Boutilier
Cordeck
Sara and David DeCoste
Nicholas DeVore
Julia and Richard Diasio
Kathy and Bob Dodd
Stacy Dodd
Alison Donalty and Chris Hampson
Jeanne and Barry Donalty
Joanna Edgell
Erin and Justin Foley
Russell Fradin
Albert and Suzanne Friedman
Mary and Gene Gager
Jackie and Al George
Susan Graham
Kim and Alan Hartman
Henry’s Heroes Foundation Inc.
Vicki Heyman and the Honorable Bruce Heyman
James Horvitz
Susan and Jules Kaufman
Katie Kitchen and Paul Kovach
Radha Krishnan

Donna La Pietra and Bill Kurtis
Lee and Herman Ostrow Family Foundation
Toby and Greg Lewis
Cecil and Karen Loyd
Andrea Mathews
McCullough Family Foundation
Sharon and Thomas McCullough
Hanne and John Messerich
Matthew and Elissa Moore
Alyson and Patrick Nash
Michele and Mark Patterson
Julie and Robert Ramirez
Caroline and Dierk Reuter
Fred and Kathleen Robinson
Anonymous
Rush University Medical Center
Rob Saltiel
Sidley Austin LLP
Erik Smith and Edith Gregson
Katharine and Edwin Smith
Alan Solow and Andrea Lavin Solow
Chris and Carl Stamp
Storment Family Fund
Vicki Taylor-Roskopf
The Apple Lane Foundation
Ren and Suzanne Umeda

$1,000$2,499

Nilesh Acharya
Ahee Jewelers
Craig and Heidi Albert
Paula and David Allbeck
Ethan Axelrod and Jenna Kalin
Lisa and Timothy Bazemore
Terry Behrle-Mohs and Richard Mohs
Cheryl Beil
Mark Bisnow
Robin Schirmer and John Bouman
Barbara Brackenridge
Linda Burtwistle
Sally and John Cardamone
Steven Casey
Bette and Bruce Cerf Hill
Chicago White Sox
Michael and Jane Clark
Patrick and Suzanne Coffey
Cheryl and Russell Cohen
Eileen Cohen
Patricia Collins and Gordon Greenberg
Denise and Vincent Comparato
Catherine and Joe Conti
Sarah and William Cool
Stella and Roger Craig
Mary Louise Crane-Ryan
Elizabeth and Jim Cross Bridges
Pat and James Cunneen
Karen Daly
Darth Mathis
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Yssa DeWoody
Carl Donnelly
Kelly Dougherty
Jillian Dryfoos
Michael and Marty Dwyer
Emeritus, Ltd.
Carla and Ed Engelbrecht
Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana
John and Sally Filan
Julia Filan
Veronica Finkel
Cherissa Fischer
Sharon Flaim
Lynn Fleisher and John Roberts
Sarah and Fred Flosi
Mary Fox
Alan Frankel
Mary Frey and William Bennett
Jennifer and Kenneth Fruehauf
Kathryn Furman
Marilynn and Patrick Gardner
Lois and Dennis Gates
Janice Gault
Roger Gay
Edward Gelles
Caren Gerszberg
Lisi and Rob Gheewalla
Sherina Girardi
Cindy and Brian Gorczynski
Jane Greenfield
Terri and Gary Grefer
Carolyn Grisko
Lisa Gustavson
Hakluyt & Company (North America) Ltd
Deborah and James Hardin
Kimberly Hare
Michelle and John Hart
Erica Hawthorne
Marilyn Hayden
Anne and Robert Hendrix
Nora Hennessy
Kay Henrichs
Karen and Mark Hermelin
Kathleen Hickey
Lynne and Bill Higgins
Raymond Hirsch
Hobbs Family
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman
Barbara Hoggan
Terry Hong
Katherine and Kevin Hooper
Elizabeth and Christopher Huff
John Huguenard
Janet and David Hyland
Mickey and Lorraine Jaffe
Ann and John Jentz
Sheri and Mark Jessell
Joan W. Harris Charitable Fund
Edward Johnson
Kathy and Arthur Judd
Kaplan Rosenow Family Foundation
Jessica and Glen Kaufman
Barb Keller
Melinda and Walter Kelly
Robert and Susan Kelly
Deborah Kiley
Howard and Claudia Koh
Cathy Kopf
Paul and Nancy Kurland
Lanin Family Fund

David and Erin Laslow
David and Laura Laslow
Bill Lauzon
Legacy Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo
Mary and Larry Liebscher
Jeffrey Loeb
Jacqueline Logan and Whitney Magruder
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long
Laura Lubbers, PhD and Trent Buck
Susan and John Lynch
Christine Madden
Martin and Francesca Marciniak
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Donald and Kim Matthews
McMullen and Kime Family Charitable Fund
Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
Krysia and Michael Miller
Janice and Ken Milnes
Mode Project
Cecilia Molick Nish and Jim Molick
Stephen Moore
David Morrisey
Kathleen and John Morrissey
Jane Moses
Caroline Moyer
Katherine and James Mutchnik
Beth and Mark Myers
Sara and Patrick Nash
Kristin and Mark Nelson
John and Stephanie Nish
Maureen O’Connor
Dorothy Osborn
Kelley and Sean Owen
PJ Panganiban
Deborah Peacock and Nathan Korn
Peter Perkins
Nonnina
Pledgeling Foundation
Mary and Walter Pratt
Melissa and Steve Quick
Joanne Radice-Rahaim
Richard and Alba Raskin
Laura Coulter and David Reifman
Richard and Karen Solle Foundation
Priscilla and Russell Rose
Benjamin Ross
Laura and David Ross
Mary Kay and Raymond Rossi
Barbara Rothway
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rotskoff
Liz & Jason Roudabush
Paul and Ann Rutecki
Lori Sapio
Martha Sayre
Darrell Scherbarth
Susan and James Schneider
School District of Greenfield
Gene Schoon
Marty and Jamie Schrero
Schultz Controls Inc.
Carol and John Showel
Julie and Brian Sikkema
Jacob Silver
Marilyn and Julius Sparacino
Ann and Christopher Stack
Cynthia Stack
Scott Stackman
Paige Stephan
Erica and Jed Stern
Linda and Donald Stewart
John Stubbs
Nancy and Stephen Summers
Eileen and Thomas Sutula
Lauren Swager
Robert and Kim Swidler
SynergEyes Cares
Susan and Dit Talley
The Cupid Chase
The Fountainhead Group
The Sexton Family Foundation
Chris Thome and Colleen Kenyon
Joseph and Margaret Tilson
Mike Turner
Brian Tweedie
Mandy and William Vadbunker
Polly and Dan VanderWoude
Robert Vanecko
Mike Vihon
Medita Vucic
Bruce Watrous
Barbara Weade and Michael Goc
Bruce and Suzette Wedel
Sanford Weinstein
Travis Wellman
John and Holly Whetstone
Vera Whipple
Whiskey River Charitable Foundation
Laura and Bruce White
Steve and Kathryn White
Wendy and Scott Whittaker
Seth and Deb Wohlberg
Ann Wolf

 

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