Major Gifts

Gifts over $25,000 help fund specific donor interests, including research, educational programs, or clinical priorities.


Name a Piece of Eqiupment - $25,000+

New technology is driving the necessity for more modern equipment to study movement disorders.  We have a unique relationship with a number of institutions that have this demand.


Name a Fellowship - $50,000

Our one year Fellowship Program was designed to attract scientists to work in the fields of dystonia and Parkinson's disease.  Post-doctoral fellos drive the research enterprise.  You can fund a stipend and support for their position in a medical institutional setting.  This program is imperative to continue development of better treatments and to realize the ultimate goal of finding cures.


Name an Annual Research Grant - $65,000

Donations in the amount of $65,000 can fund a one-year research grant. You may name the grant and specify that your gift be applied to either dystonia research or to the overlap between dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.


Underwrite our Annual Think Tank - $75,000

Each year the Foundation brings together noted researchers and clinicians from around the world, who are experts in the fields of dystonia, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. With a specific program topic determined by our Scientific Advisory Board, the Think Tank provides insight into the most promising areas of research and informed recommendations of how we can best continue to impact progress and accelerate the pace of research.


Support a Junior Faculty Position - $100,000

Assist a junior faculty member starting a promising career by procuring a permenet position at a medical instiution in the area of movement disorders.  These are the people who will drive the new research.


Sponsor a Focused Area of Research - $200,000

This vital donation will enable us to direct a Request for Proposal (RFP) to specific researchers to encourage their work for one year in a high priority area as defined by our Scientific Advisory Board.


Sponsor a Drug Clinical Trial for Dystonia and/or Parkinson's Disease - $250,000-$500,000

Your support will help us move drugs from the discovery phase to the clinical trial phase.  This could untimately lead to better treatments for dystonia and Parkinson's disease.


Naming a Center of Excellence for Movement Disorders - $500,000

A multi-disciplinary center to handle movement disorders is a necessity to have in any area of the country.  It brings together the best neurologists, surgeons, psychotherapists, and genetic counselors as needed to confer about a patient's diagnosis in one place.  A coordinated treatment plan can be developed for the patients which is efficient, and can help change a patient's quality of life.


To discuss these giving opportunities, contact Rachelle Robert at (212) 682-9900 or email her for information at

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