President's Welcome

Dear Grass Foundation Family and Friends, Dear Visitors,Catherine Carr

I write to thank you for your support during my tenure as president of the Grass Foundation. Serving as president was without question the most rewarding task I ever had the honor to conduct during my professional life. While I was previously aware that many of you hold the Foundation close to your hearts, I was still surprised by the strong positive feelings that I encountered. Saying “Grass” opens doors, hearts and minds and it makes things possible that otherwise would stall. I hope that my engagement preserved the high standard and that I could give back just even a femto-bit of my appreciation to this amazing organization. (please check out the beta-version of our website: beta.pendari.com/grass)

I want to tell those of you who do not yet know that Catherine Carr (picture on the right!) will be taking over the presidency with the start of 2018. Catherine has been a consistent force in supporting research and education in neuroscience within and outside of the Foundation. Her guidance of the Foundation in the coming years will benefit from her understanding of the global need for support and encouragement of neuroscience. In these times, your support of her and the mission of the Grass Foundation will be more important than ever!

Lastly, I want to ask all of you for a little contribution to the Foundation. Currently, the work of the Foundation is financially supported exclusively by returns on the stock market. I feel that personal contributions from those of us that have been affected by the Foundation is a wonderful way to support this cause. We welcome ideas for future engagements and programs, but we also welcome financial contributions (http://grassfoundation.org/donations). An ‘alumni’ fund supported by contributions from all of you will help to make these ideas come to life.

As a final act as President of the Grass Foundation I thus wish you a satisfying, fulfilling and joyous 2018!

Felix Schweizer, Past-President

 

 

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