Cultural Values - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Cultural Values


The Society strives to live by a set of values which guide our work and our actions on a daily basis:
  • We act with urgency so that each person can be more powerful than the challenges of MS

  • We lead through inspiration, collaboration, influence and a relentless resolve

  • We engage, value and empower others, always seeking diverse perspectives

  • We innovate and continuously learn

  • We deploy resources to their greatest potential with integrity and accountability

Our mission: People with MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever

Our vision: a world free of MS


MS does not discriminate and neither do we.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion as the core of our organization. We value differences among individuals across multiple dimensions including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, spiritual beliefs, and socioeconomic status. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to achieve the organization’s ongoing mission of mobilizing people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. We create and implement strategies that attract, develop, and retain the expertise, energy, and commitment of a diverse group of talented individuals. By doing so, we boldly and more effectively drive key initiatives to create a world free of MS.

Eli Rubenstein
Chair, National Board of Directors

Cyndi Zagieboylo
President and CEO