The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is grateful to start 2015 with a generous donation from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The Trust has pledged a 3:1 unrestricted matching gift in the amount of $250,000. The Foundation is now seeking $750,000 in unrestricted donations to complete this gift.

give now smThe Trust was founded by William R. Kenan, Jr., a leading industrialist and champion of innovation, for the principle purpose of supporting education.
“The Focused Ultrasound Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy with the potential to revolutionize the medical landscape,” said the Kenan Charitable Trust’s Executive Director. “We hope that this matching gift will inspire additional donations, and that it will help to accelerate access to new treatment options for patients around the world.”

By giving today, you can multiply your impact. Your donation will help ensure that the Kenan Charitable Trust’s grant is matched. 

“We are so grateful to the Kenan Trust for their generous contribution. Matching gifts like theirs provide the Foundation with necessary funds, and encourage others to be proactive in their support,” said Focused Ultrasound Foundation Chairman, Dr. Neal Kassell.

The Kenan Charitable Trust’s gift, and your support, will allow the Focused Ultrasound Foundation to develop collaborative partnerships, fund vital research, and build awareness of focused ultrasound technology among patients and professionals.

To date, we have funded 76 research projects led by 65 principal investigators at 36 institutions in 10 countries. In total, our research investment of $4.7 million has resulted in follow-on funding of over $22.5 million from government and industry. Now we need your help to continue this important work.

By giving today, you can multiply your impact. Your donation will help ensure that the Kenan Charitable Trust’s grant is matched. Your gift can also catalyze additional investment and follow-on funding from industry, government and other philanthropies to carry the technology forward.

For more information on this matching gift and other giving opportunities, contact Mike Cashman, Director of Development, 434-326-9831, or visit our website at

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