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Ways to Give

Ways to Give


Making a gift to the Robert Packard Center ensures that our research will continue. As we are based solely on philanthropic donations, your gift is vital to our success. Donations can be made online or via direct mail.

Planned Giving

There are many creative gift-planning strategies that may allow you to give more than you ever thought possible and, at the same time, create tax advantages for you. Planned or deferred gift options include bequests and gifts that can produce an income stream to you such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust.

For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Meg Whiteford at 410-955-8684 or via email.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Celebrate the life of a loved one through and honorary gift or a memorial gifts. With your donation, please can provide us with the name of the person you are celebrating and we will notify that person directly or a family member about your gift of support toward ALS research. 

Checks may be sent to:
Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins
ATTN: Gift Processing
Johns Hopkins Medicine
750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21202

For more information about memorial or honorary gifts, please contact Meg Whiteford at 410-955-8684 or via email.


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Johns Hopkins University
Neurologist Charlotte Sumner has a long history of studying neuromuscular disorders. In particular, she has focused her attention on caring for patients with inherited motor neuron and peripheral nerve disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Her work on the molecular pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and the development of therapeutics may provide important clues for those with ALS.