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To align with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have canceled this year’s Minds Matter event.

Minds Matter supports Northwestern Medicine Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

On behalf of the Minds Matter Committee, together with the leadership and staff of Malnati Brain Tumor Institute, we extend our deepest gratitude to our generous sponsors:

Discovery Sponsors

The Bill Bass Foundation
Sidley Austin LLP

Innovation Sponsors

Ron and Jen Cortina
Vincent Cozzi
The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Goldman Sachs
Laura Kofoid and David Ricci
Judith Mayzel, in honor and loving memory of Marve Cooper
Bob Mosky and Joanie Bayhack
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Courage Sponsors

Kevin and Dianne Risch
Richard Stein and Suzanne Lovell

Compassion Sponsors

Anonymous, in loving memory of Wayne Cohen
The Beres Family in honor of Louis H. Beres
William Blair
William and Julianna Cellini
Bill and Viviane Evanoff
Fred B Barbara Investments
GBM Foundation
Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
Cindy and Peter McCabe
Tom and Robin McCarthy
Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd.
Dan and Sharon Moceri
Northwestern Memorial Foundation
Michael and Therese Rooney

Media Sponsor

Chicago Magazine

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Nearly 87,000 new cases of primary brain tumors were diagnosed in 2019, and almost 700,000 people are living with a brain or spinal tumor today.

People affected by these cancers face challenging new realities every day. The distinguished physician-scientists at Malnati Brain Tumor Institute are at the forefront of developing and implementing better treatments for each of them. Your gift will help us continue this life-changing work.


For more information about Malnati Brain Tumor Institute, visit our home page.

Minds Matter 2019

On May 17, 2019, 350 friends and supporters gathered for the annual Minds Matter Benefit Dinner to raise funds for the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center. The fundraiser, held at Chicago’s Revel Fulton Market, raised more than half a million dollars to support the institute and patients affected by brain and spinal tumors.

Read the Event Recap

Our Impact

Learn more about our impact by watching videos from past Minds Matter events:

2018 video
2017 video
2016 video
2012 video