Core Values - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Core Values


 As an organization whose vision is to create a world free of multiple sclerosis, the Society strives to live by a set of core values which guide our work and our actions on a daily basis.


We are passionate in our commitment to people affected by MS. We strive to improve quality of life while searching for the cure.


We are leaders in the vision of a world free of MS. Through creativity and hard work, we accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, promote quality health care, stimulate community resources and services, advocate for favorable government policies, and are the world's best source of information about multiple sclerosis.


We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We are accountable and act in accordance with these values.


We set high standards of performance and service delivery, and work toward excellence in everything we do.


We advance the interests of people affected by multiple sclerosis through individual and team achievements. We recognize our volunteers and staff as our most valued resources. We encourage collaboration across organizational boundaries.

Diversity and Inclusion

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