Brain Research Foundation

Annual Discovery Dinner

The Discovery Dinner is an important evening that plays a pivotal role in Brain Research Foundation’s ability to fulfill it’s mission to fund the nation’s most innovative neuroscience. Event proceeds support top researchers as they strive to find the treatment and eventual cures of neurological disorders and diseases that affect so many children and adults.


The 2019 Dr. Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award for Philanthropic Leadership
Mary and Bob (in memory) Galvin

The 2019 Dr. Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award for Scientific Achievement
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi
Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
New York Times Bestselling Author
Named to Time 100 Most Influential People in the World 2015


Dinner Co-Chairs: 

Alicia and Peter Pond
Stacy and David Purcell

The Brain Research Foundation supports neuroscience research that leads to advanced understanding of brain function in children and adults. This Foundation is committed to advance discoveries that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases.  

We deliver this commitment through both research grant programs, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.

Brain Research Foundation

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

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