In 2009, Jeannette and I established a Heidrich Family and Friends Endowed Chair in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Neurology. We had two ideas uppermost in our minds as we did this. First, to assure a faculty position in the Department of Neurology focusing on research, teaching and clinical activities specializing in the area of multiple sclerosis (MS), with an emphasis on the strategic advantages that can be gained from the use of new technologies and approaches to treatment and prevention. And second, to establish a place where our Family and Friends who share our commitment to beating this disease could come together, indeed, make this cause a genuine Family and Friends activity. We imagine that we would gather as Family every year to hear the latest breakthroughs made possible by our Chair, and meet the gifted faculty and fellows making it all possible.
You are likely aware and proud, as I am, of the preeminence of the Department of Neurology, which is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. Department Chair Stephen L. Hauser, MD is a source of great personal inspiration, and I know that when you have the chance to meet him at a Family and Friends event, you will be as profoundly impressed by his leadership as I have been — and see why our endowment can become a life-saving gift to others. Gifts of every level make a difference. Indeed, what we most care about is that you would care to join this effort.
You can make your contribution by mail or by credit card online. To contribute by check, please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation and mail it to:
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
Note clearly in the Memo section that this gift is for Fund S0513, Heidrich Family and Friends Chair.
Or you can contribute online through this link. A new tab will open on a secure page and the purpose of the gift will already be filled out for you in the "choose a designation" section.
You will have our deep gratitude for helping us create a secure faculty position dedicated to MS research, training and clinical service.
Questions about giving?
Please call Sean Gallagher at 415-502-6198.