CHI St. Vincent Foundation has successfully achieved its fundraising goal of $4 million for its new Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (ANI) Research and Education Center.
Foundation officials said they raised more than $4 million to support construction of the Research and Education Center, a 150-seat auditorium that will be formally named the “Margaret Clark Auditorium” in honor of the leading support from Margaret Clark – one of Dr. Ali Krisht’s former patients.
“ANI, under the leadership of Dr. Ali Krisht, has already had a remarkable impact on the field of neurosurgery and patient lives, like raising three-year survival rates for glioblastoma patients from a national average of 8.8% to 34% at CHI St. Vincent,” said Foundation Senior Vice President Laura Cook. “This new Research and Education Center will allow them to further their ground-breaking advancements and share best practices with neurosurgeons around the globe who travel here to learn from the very best in their field. We could not do that without the generous support of our donors whose gifts build upon our 130-year ministry of caring for Arkansans.”
Other donors to the Research and Education Center include:
Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Trust
Nashwa and Dr. Ali Krisht
J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Sunderland Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
The Eric Blake Faulkner Fund
Frank T. Padberg Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Arkansas Community Health and Education Foundation
Harry C. and Terri Erwin
Indian Hills Shopping Center
Middleton Heat and Air, Inc.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
The ANI Research and Education Center, located on the campus of CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood, will become an international destination for the next generation of neurosurgeons to learn the skills necessary to tackle the most complex cases, according to officials. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for June 14 where more than 35 international guests will be representing 35 countries.