This statement, by Jeff Kolodin, Chair of the National Brain Tumor Society Board of Directors, captures exactly where The Elliott Foundation is today. Jeff speaks from firsthand experience; first, as a 20-year brain tumor survivor, and second, as someone who has helped shepherd the NBTS through a two-year transition that changed the focus of the organization in a major way.

Jeff recently spoke at The Elliott Foundation’s board retreat to offer insight and incentives for TEF’s 2012 expansion. For Jeff and the NBTS, the overriding question during their organization’s transition was, “how do we make the brain tumor community better?”

“When we looked at the top 20 nonprofit organizations, all but one had a singular mission statement,” said Jeff.

We already know what The Elliott Foundation’s laser focus is – to help save lives by expanding brain cancer education and patient access to advanced treatments and comprehensive support programs.

We’ve been educating and helping patients and caregivers for over 10 years. That is why the NBTS came to The Elliott Foundation and asked us to expand our national role as THE lead organization for patient education and support.


To do that, we need to build out a world-class call center and hire Health Information Specialists. Today you can help us make that expansion a reality for thousands of brain cancer patients and caregivers. Please consider making a donation today. (link to donation) Photo of Tamara, Jeff, and Dellann, photo credit Michael DePorter