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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

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.

Become a Member of the Golden Circle today!

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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