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Giving is Easy with NREF

Making a gift to the NREF is easy, and there are many options from which to choose!


Mobile Device

Text “NREF” to 312.313.NREF (6733) to receive a link. Then, click on the link, log in and pay using a credit card or Apple Pay.


Support the NREF while you shop! Register with Shopping Gives, or AmazonSmile and designate the NREF as your chosen charity. The NREF receives a donation whenever you shop via their website at no additional cost.

Social Media

Celebrate a birthday or milestone event by hosting a Facebook fundraiser from your social media account.

Mail/ Phone/Fax

Make checks payable to “Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation" and send to: NREF, 7661 Eagle Way, Chicago, IL 60678-1076 or call/fax the NREF at 847.378.0500 or 888.566.2267 (Phone) or 847.378.0600 (Fax)

Planned Gifts

Individuals should consult with a personal tax advisor or financial planner to determine which charitable giving strategy – bequests, stock transfers, annuities, royalties, etc. – is best.

Matching Gifts

If an employer has a matching gift program, donors should obtain the proper forms from their personnel office.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and recommend distribution from the fund when making a donation to NREF.

Memorials and Tributes

The NREF has partnered with to assist individuals and families in directing memorial donations. To honor a loved one, consult with a funeral director or include the NREF as the designated charity in an obituary.

Your generosity is making a difference in patients’ lives.