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Golden Circle Golden Circle members are fueling progress by annually giving $1,000 or more to the National MS Society. The Golden Circle is comprised of a nation-wide community of leaders who share a passion for a world free of MS. A leading benefit of Golden Circle membership is the opportunity to connect with these remarkable individuals nationally and in your local area. Golden Circle members are also connected to updates and information about the advances in research and care that are most meaningful to them.

Golden Circle members are making an exceptional impact in the MS movement. Together, we are acting with urgency to find solutions and change the world for people affected by MS:

  • Each person can live their best life with more connections to information, resources and others with shared experiences. Each person affected by MS, including their families and loved ones, can connect 24/7 to the most comprehensive and reliable information and resources available, whether online, in-person or via telephone.
  • We fund more MS research that any other MS organization in the world.
  • There are more therapies specifically approved for treating and managing MS, and there are more potential MS therapies in development today, than at any other time in history.
  • The voices of people affected by MS are heard and drive change wherever it is needed. More than 75,000 activists across the country have united to secure millions of dollars in government research funding over the last six years.

We are delighted to invite you to become a member of the Golden Circle and hope you’ll consider a leadership donation to fund a world free of MS. Join the Golden Circle as a member today!

About the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle – committed to the Cause, Care and Cure of multiple sclerosis – is the elite annual gift campaign for the National MS Society recognizing annual gifts of $1,000 or more. This campaign will raise critical funds to:

  • Accelerate the development of more effective MS treatments.
  • Search for the cause and cure of the disease.
  • Expand local programming for people with MS.

Golden Circle members lead by example, making a powerful statement and demonstrating their commitment to the:

  • Cause
    Restricting your gift to the Chapter’s Greatest Need enables us to dedicate money where your local community needs it most.
  • Care
    Restricting your gift to Local Programs and Services helps to fund client programs that provide critical knowledge and improve the lives of those with MS to ensure independence and to optimize quality of life.
  • Cure
    Restricting your gift to Research supports dedicated researchers who are seeking the cause, treatment and cure for MS.

Since its founding, the Society has committed more than $820 million to find the cause, treatments, and cure for MS. We are currently funding more than $50 million in research projects around the world.

As a member of Golden Circle, you carry on a tradition from the Society’s founder, Sylvia Lawry, who raised $100,000 in 1946 from friends and family members in her community to try to find an answer to the puzzle of this unpredictable disease.

Recognition Levels

Golden Circle honors compassionate donors and leaders in the movement to end MS. It is the best way to make a difference in moving us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis. We hope you will consider a gift at one of our giving levels.

  • Circle of Distinction: $1,000,000+
  • Trailblazer: $500,000  -  $999,999
  • Benefactor: $250,000  -  $499,999
  • Patron: $50,000  -  $249,999
  • Sponsor: $10,000  -  $49,999
  • Friend: $5,000  -  $9,999
  • Leader: $2,500  -  $4,999
  • Member: $1,000  -  $2,499

Your Commitment to Join the Movement

When you give to Golden Circle, your gift directly supports the MS community. Please put your compassion to work by ensuring that your name appears among the distinguished Golden Circle individuals, organizations, businesses and civic leaders.

For more information about the Golden Circle, please contact Shanon Nelson, Manager of Individual Giving, Strategic Philanthropy, at (469)-619-4704, 800-344-4867, or



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