Your Dollars at Work

Many Thanks to Our Generous Donors

Top-notch epilepsy scientists and healthcare providers don’t just happen. The American Epilepsy Society is a leader in educating epilepsy professionals, providing support and assistance in career development, and mentoring the next generation of epilepsy researchers. 

Gifts to the American Epilepsy Society help us provide grants and fellowships that attract the best and brightest young scientists and clinicians to the epilepsy field. They are the professionals who will generate new discoveries and treatments for years to come.

AES research grants have a record of impressive results. Awardees report that “the prestige of the AES grant was so helpful,” and “it gave me the jump start I needed to launch my research career and successfully compete for long-term NIH funding.”

Of  314 grant awards in which AES played a role over the last decade, a large percentage of awardees went on to make significant accomplishments, including:

  • Approximately 3,000 publications, 77% related to epilepsy
  • Approximately $120 million in subsequent research grants, 50% related to epilepsy
  • 87% currently direct or conduct research, 52% with external funding

2022 Donors

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Vicki D. Anderson*
Nancy M. Andrews Estate*
Peter & Suzanne Berry Family Trust
Donna M. Brastine Irrevocable Trust*
Arthur John Carlson*
Lois M. Catano Trust*
Mary Winifred Dilbeck *
Henry M. Fenton Trust*
Dr. Robert and Donna Fisher
Evangeline Amelia Fowler Estate*
Eugene H. Hussey Revocable Trust *
Barbara Johnson *
William Wayne Kizer Trust*
Charles Robert Morhauser *
Donald C. Parrott Trust *
Lorraine M. Parrott Trust *
Sarah Penry*
Drs. Michael D. Privitera and Marcia Kaplan
Anne Rubin Trust*
Anna L. Scovell*
Kira Sergievsky Trust*
Dennis A. Sokol
Dorothy R. Talbert Revocable Trust*

Richard L. Zambrano Irrevocable Trust

* Deceased

Gifts received between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022.
Contributors are listed alphabetically by last name.

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Ellen Andrews, MD
Aaron L. Cardon, MD
Arthur Cukert, MD, PhD

Robert B. Duckrow, MD and Elizabeth Duckrow, MS
Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Philanthropic Fund
Saadi Ghatan, MD
Howard P. Goodkin, MD, PhD, FAES
Robert E. Hogan, MD, FAES
Ilo E. Leppik, MD
Eli M. Mizrahi, MD, FAES
Eileen M. Murray, MM, CAE
Martin D. Penry
Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, FAES
Kathleen Rieke, MD
Raman Sankar, MD, PhD, FAES
Shlomo Shinnar, MD, PhD, FAES, and Ruth Shinnar, RN
Kenneth Sommerville, MD, FAES
Dennis D. Spencer, MD, FAES
Stanley Szortyka
John M. and Joan F. Thalheimer Family Charitable Foundation
Azreena Thomas, MD, FAES
Daniel J. Weber, DO, FAES
Andrew Zillgitt, DO, FAES

Gifts received between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022.
Contributors are listed alphabetically by last name.

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Elinor Ben-Menachem, MD, PhD, FAES
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Gregory K. Bergey, MD, FAES
Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FAES
Bob and Maureen Bonney
Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, FAES
Gordon F. Buchanan, MD, PhD
Jose E. Cavazos, MD, PhD, FAES
Kevin E. Chapman, MD, FAES
Jeannie Chin, PhD
Steve C. Danzer, PhD
Marc A. Dichter, MD, PhD, FAES
Michael A. Frale
Jacqueline A. French, MD, FAES
William D. Gaillard, MD, FAES
Give Lively Foundation Inc.
Madeleine M. Grigg-Damberger, MD
Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD
Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD
John Huguenard, PhD
Frances E. Jensen, MD, FAES
Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, FAES
David M. Labiner, MD, FAES
Fred A. Lado, MD, PhD
Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD
Kimford J. Meador, MD, FAES
Lawrence D. Morton, MD, FAES
Suzan Nadi, PhD
Edward J. Novotny, MD, FAES
Susan J. Oliver, MBA
Manisha N. Patel, PhD
Patricia E. Penovich, MD, FAES
Serge Pierre-Louis, MD, MPH
Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH, FAES
Roger J. Porter, MD, FAES
Michael D. Privitera, MD, FAES
Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Ashley Russell
Paul A. Rutecki, MD
Dragos Sabau, MD, FAES
Mona Sazgar, MD, FAES
Shawna L. Strickland, PhD, and David D. Strickland
Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD, FAES
William H. Theodore, MD, FAES
Steve and Janet Walker

Gifts received between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022.
Contributors are listed alphabetically by last name.

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Taylor Abel, MD, FAES
Dara V. F. Albert, DO
Jane Allendorfer, PhD, FAES
Jane Anders
Christine M. Baca, MD
CAF Charities Aid Foundation of America
Jean E. Cibula, MD, FAES
Kelly Conner, PhD, MMSc, MS, PA-C
Douglas A. Coulter, PhD, FAES
Amy Z. Crepeau, MD, FAES
Brian and Barbara David Charitable Gift Fund
Orrin Devinsky, MD, FAES
Chris Dulla, PhD
Barbara A. Dworetzky, MD, FAES
John and Patricia Endicott
David and Rita Evans
Andres Fernandez, MD
David Friedman, MD
Stephen P. Fulton, MD
Maria Garcia
Gena Ghearing, MD
Frank G. Gilliam, MD, MPH
Christin M. Godale, PhD
Alica Goldman, MD, PhD, FAES
Kevin D. Graber, MD
David A. Greene
L. John Greenfield, Jr., MD, PhD, FAES
Zachary M. Grinspan, MD, FAES
Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD
Susan T. Herman, MD
Lindsay M. Higdon, MD
Carolyn R. Houser, PhD
Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAES
Emily Johnson, MD, FAES
Sucheta Joshi, MD, FAES
Kenneth R. Kaufman, MD, MRCPsych, FAES
Kwang Ki Kim
Kelly G. Knupp, MD, FAES
Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD
Deepak Lachhwani, MD, MBBS, FAES
W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
Alice D. Lam, MD, PhD, FAES
Jong Woo Lee, MD, PhD, FAES
Ralph and Kelly Lenamon
Brian Litt, MD
Tobias Loddenkemper, MD, FAES
Maria Raquel Lopez, MD, FAES
Joaquin N. Lugo, PhD, FAES
Gabriel U. Martz, MD, FAES
Marta Maschio, MD
Brendan McCrea
Guy M. McKhann, II, MD, FAES
Jeremy Moeller, MD, FAES
John C. Mosher, PhD
Heidi M. Munger Clary, MD, MPH, FAES
Jo Anne Nakagawa
Elia Pestana Knight, MD, FAES
Donald Phillips, MD, MPH
John Pollard, MD, FAES
James J. Riviello, MD, FAES
Kinshuk Sahaya, MD, fAES
Jay A. Salpekar, MD, FAES
Justin F. Searle
Patricia O. Shafer, MN, RN, FAES
Christopher T. Skidmore, MD
Jeremy D. Slater, MD, FAES
Georgette Smith, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, FAES
Veronica Sosa, MD
Michael R. Sperling, MD, FAES
Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD, FAES
Alan Towne, MD, MPH, FAES
Paul Triebkorn
Ignacio Valencia, MD, FAES
Eileen P. Vining, MD
Robert T. Wechsler, MD, PhD, FAES
James W. Wheless, MD, FAES
Hannah Whitten
Elaine C. Wirrell, MD
Gregory A Worrell, MD, PhD
Thomas Wychowski, MD, FAES
Deepti Zutshi, MD, FAES

Gifts received between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022.
Contributors are listed alphabetically by last name.