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Golden Circle


Donors who demonstrate their passionate commitment to achieve a world free of multiple sclerosis through an annual gift of $1,000 or more are members of the Golden Circle. Their generosity allows scientists to move solutions forward faster, provides families affected by MS with resources to help them live their best lives, and supports those who advocate for more research dollars and legislation to improve the lives of those affected by MS.   

Golden Circle members stay connected to the impact of their gifts through:
  • Special access to local and national leadership
  • Events, conference calls and webinars focusing on progress in MS research and the MS movement
  • Breaking MS news alerts
  • Connections to other Golden Circle members who share a passion for creating a world free of MS

Golden Circle $1.15 Million Year End Challenge

We are thrilled to announce that for the 8th year in a row, Golden Circle donors met the challenge posed by the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation and the Steve & Caroline Kaufer Family—this year raising more than $650,000 in gifts toward our $575,000 goal! In total, the 2014 Golden Circle campaign ended with more than $1.35 million raised for MS research and programs.

The Chapter extends its deepest appreciation to the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation and the Steve & Caroline Kaufer Family for their passion, leadership and tremendous support to help create a world free of MS.


The Golden Circle was created in 1993 as the Southern California & Nevada Chapter’s elite annual gift campaign. Since that time, individuals, foundations and corporations have contributed millions of dollars to:

  • accelerate the development of more effective MS treatments
  • search for the cause and cure of the disease
  • expand the Chapter’s local programming for people with MS

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 MS. We hope you will consider giving at one of our giving levels.

Circle of Distinction  $1,000,000+
Angel  $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

*Contributions of $10,000 or more will be acknowledged on the Chapter’s Donor Wall.

Members of Golden Circle

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. On average, nearly $10 million is directed to local institutions including UCLA, USC, Loma Linda University, and the Brentwood Biomedical Research Center.

Golden Circle provides invaluable assistance more than 19,000 people with MS and 133,000 family members and friends throughout Southern California and Nevada.

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.

Contact Us

For more information on supporting Golden Circle, please contact Elicia Lopez, Development Director, Annual Giving at 310-479-4456 ext. 66111 or


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