Every Day with Epilepsy...

…is an unknown. Some days, life can seem perfectly normal. Other days are filled with seizures and setbacks. Yet every day, our community faces this condition with courage as we continue to search for a cure.

At CURE Epilepsy, we’re researching every day for those living with epilepsy. As the only nonprofit organization solely focused on epilepsy research in the US, we’ve spent the last two decades seeking to understand the underlying causes of this condition, uncover promising therapies, and ultimately find a cure. The road is long, and we get closer with every day, every scientific breakthrough, and every gesture of support from our community.

In this issue of “Researching for a Cure,” we share some of the most exciting discoveries that have filled our days over the past few months. In addition, we’re featuring inspiring stories from members of our community.

Every day, we’re researching for you – and we won’t stop until we find a cure. Thank you for your support, today and every day.

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Donor List

We depend on your support every day. And every day, we move one step closer to curing epilepsy – and we’re humbled to have you with us along the journey.

While space permits us to only list some of our 4,500+ donors, our gratitude for every gift is limitless. Each and every donation is critical to driving epilepsy research forward toward a cure. Thank you.


Debra Cafaro and Terrance Livingston
Lisa and Michael Cotton
Shery and David Cotton
Grosvenor Capital Management
Dianne Raso or Ann G. and
James B. Ritchey Foundation


Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Citadel LLC
Greenwich Biosciences
Deborah Kirshner and Paul Heldman
Ravichandran Foundation
Isaiah Stone Foundation
The University of Chicago Medicine


Susan and David Axelrod
Douglas and Joanne Berry Charitable Fund
Crown Family Philanthropies
The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation
Development Specialists, Inc.
Eisai Inc.
Carrie and Matthew Garman
Jerome Foundation
Cathy and Oscar Munoz
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
Storment Family Fund
Emily Sachs Wong and Thad Wong


AKPD Message & Media
American Airlines
Anonymous (2)
Susan and Stephen Austin
Sarah and Paul Auvil
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Ellen Benninghoven and Michael Schafer
Ann and Doug Benschoter
Bergstein Family Foundation
Libby and Victor Boyce
Liane Kupferberg Carter and Marc Carter
ComEd, An Exelon Company
Dara and John Corkery
Nancy and Sean Cotton
Shalee and Blake Cunneen
David Yurman Enterprises LLC
John Del Cecato
The Driscoll Foundation
Suzanne and Albert Friedman
Jane Gannaway
Josephine and Alexi Giannoulias
The Joseph Gomoll Foundation Inc.
Barbara Greis and Howard Gottlieb
Karen and Larry Grisolano
Julia and Albert Hofeld
Celia and Daniel Huber
Irish Woods Foundation

Jenner & Block LLP
Lois and Aaron Johnson
Carol Jones and Thomas Hynes
Bernadette Keller and William Daley
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Burks Lapham
Debbie and Cory Lipoff
Desiree Lynch
Anthony Marino
Roxanne and Rocco Martino
Louise and Steven Mason
McKinsey and Company
Cheri and James Niewiara
Evelyn Nussenbaum and Fred Vogelstein
Cozen O’Connor
Sharon O’Keefe and Hal Moore
Stacey and John Pigott
PNC Bank
Linda and Richard Price
John Ray
Molly Reinhart
Michele Schara and Randy Mehrberg
Leonard and Lois Sharzer
Amrit and Gurpreet Singh
Patricia and Donald Taylor
The University of Chicago
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Alexandra Wentworth and
George Stephanopoulos


Ellen Alberding and Kelly Welsh
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children’s Hospital of Chicago
The Apple Lane Foundation
Loretta and Walter Anderson
Liz and Mike Axelrod
Edward Baker
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Kimberly Borden
Nancy Calcagnini
Kelly and Miguel Cervantes
The Chartis Group
Chicago White Sox
CNA Foundation
Dominic Collamati
Conagra Brands
Credit Agricole CIB
Anthony Crocilla and Dominick Crocilla
David Binder Research
Bill DeGironemo
Ellen and Scott Diamond
Kay and Karl Fricke
Jody and Mark Furlong
Virginia and Alan George
Catherine Gibbs
Goldman Sachs
Jennifer and John Heim
Henry’s Heroes Foundation Inc.
Michelle Hodges
Audrey Holder
John Huguenard
Donna Johnson
Barbara Keller
Ellie Kemper
Knopp Biosciences
Jennifer and Keith Kuells
Alex Lacamoire
Colby Lamberson
Gardiner and Nick Lapham
Legacy Wealth Management Group
Legacy Wealth Management Group
of Wells Fargo
Evelyn Lincourt Charitable Fund
Amy and Nils Lofgren
Daina Lyons and Forrest Claypool
John Marlott
Doug Martin

Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Lauren Marx-Abel
Jett McCandless
Kathleen and John McKenna
Mesirow Financial
Motorola Solutions Foundation
MUFG Union Bank
Mina and Paul Naleid
Suzu and David Neithercut
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
The Oak Foundation USA
Mary O’Brien
Osprey Foundation
Mariana and Joe Parke
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Judith Pomeranz
Michael Polsky
Emmett R. Quady Foundation
Julie and Robert Ramirez
Polly and Kenneth Rattner
Laura Ricketts and Brooke Skinner Ricketts
Jennifer and Jeffrey Robinson
Paula Robinson-Doyle
Lori Rotskoff and Michael Canter
Amy Rule and The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Bettylu Saltzman and Paul Saltzman
Martha Sayre
Marjorie and Matthew Schneider
Kristin and Andrew Seaborg
Richard Silveria
Andrea and Marty Singer
SK Life Science Inc.
Andrea Lavin Solow and Alan Solow
Chris Stamp
Steve Quick Jewelers
The Strategy Group
Michael Swell
Margaret and Joseph Tilson
Patricia and Daniel Ushman
Cate and Frederick Waddell
The Walsh Foundation; Patty and Dan Walsh
Mr. Eric Weil
Reggie Whitten
Heather and Tom Wurzer
VanTrust Real Estate, LLC


Ariel Investments
Sidley Austin LLP
Autism Science Foundation
Susan and Andrew Arnold
SC Benjamin Foundation
Kathy and Jeff Berg
James Bohnen
Jeffrey Boutilier
Mary Cain
Chicago AMWA Consortium
Timothy Cook
Patti Jo and James Cunneen
Sara and David Decoste
Julia and Richard Diasio
Cameron Dodd
Kathy and Bob Dodd
Joanna Edgell
Jackie and Alfred George
Anna Giannoulias
Sam Gonzalez
Nicki and Matthew Huels
Sheela Jeevandam
Katie Kitchen and Paul Kovach
Gale and Mark Kozloff
Donna LaPietra and Bill Kurtis
Toby and Greg Lewis
Mary and Larry Liebscher

John Little
Steve Lurie
Laura and Donald MacDonald
Andrea Mathews
Peggy and Mike Meagher
Caroline Moyer
Members of the Nelson Family
Stefanie O’Keefe
Michele and Mark Patterson
Anna and Raymond Pitera
Patti and Kenneth Raskin
Loretta and Michael Robinson
Lori Sapio
Christina and Zac Schneider
Gene Schoon
Erin Schael and David Schonthal
Lisa and Randy Siegel
Doug Smith
Hollis Stern
Linda and Donald Stewart
Theater at the Center
Triford Foundation
Terrence and Laura Truax
Barbara and Michael Urbut
Bruce Wedel
Cathy and John Wheeler
Connie Wishner
Clarkson C. Wormer


Michael Abrams
Jennifer Addy
American Idiot Broadway Family
Cindy and Elvin Angulo
The Arcelus Family
Matthew Armas
Linda and Jesse Averett
Ethan Axelrod
Aamer Baig
Lisa and Timothy Bazemore
Kathleen and Melvin Bedree
Theresa Behrle-Mohs and Richard Mohs
Cheryl Beil
Elizabeth Bell
Gwyneth Bent
Lance Bigelow
Carolyn and Richard Block
Carolyn and William Blodgett
Michele Boroughf
Derek Bradford
Jennifer Breen
Lucy and Robert Bremner
Julie and Keith Brunini
Sally Cardamone
Michael Cardozo
Emily and Matthew Carr
Colin Carter
Steven Casey
Diego Celayeta
Megan and Kim Chacon
Chase Chavin
John Clark
Michael Clark
Kathryn Celeste Coats
Patricia Collins and Gordon Greenberg
Denise and Vincent Comparato
Sarah and William Cool
Kate and Matthew Cooper
Kim and Rob Coretz
Jo Ann and Steven Corson
Laura Coulter and David Reifman
Crescent Grove Advisors
Pam and John Cullerton
David Dahlberg
June and Stan Dean
Traci DeAngelis
Jennifer DeBower
Matthew Decker
Jamie Dennis
Patricia DiCianni
Michael DiDonato
Maggie and Antonio DiPaolo
Alison Donalty and Chris Hampson
Jeanne and Barry Donalty
Kelly Dougherty
Jillian Dryfoos
Joe Dwyer
Katie and Ted Eberspacher
Eli’s Cheesecake Company
Patrick English
Megan Fabian
Fairgrounds Coffee
Debra and Steven Fendrich
Sally and John Filan
Jana and Jeff Fillbach
Cherissa Fischer
Lynn Fleisher and John Roberts
Brenda Fleissner
Maureen Flood
Recia Frenn
Mary Frey and William Bennett
Meghan Friend
Mary Gager
Orion Galey
Lois and Dennis Gates
Roger Gay
Stephanie Geary
Gemini Gymnastics Academy
Gerber Family Fund
Tomas Gorny
Jared Green
Brian Greenlees
Terri and Gary Grefer
Edith Gregson and Erik Smith
Lisa Gustavson
Inna Halperin
Amanda Hamo
Deborah and James Hardin
Donald Harmon
Lee Hecht Harrison
Michelle and John Hart
Patricia and Paul Hartnett
Sarah Hegeman
John Heilemann
John Hennegan
Kay Henrichs
Helaine and Peter Heydemann
Amanda Hitesman
Melissa Hoffman
Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman
Christopher Hollinger
Terry Hong
Abbey Horwitz
John Hunt
Janet and David Hyland
Melanie Karlberg
Jessica and Glen Kaufman
Susan and Jules Kaufman
Jackie Kazarian and Peter Cunningham
Colin Kealey
Barbara Kelly
Deborah Kiley
Kathryn Celeste Coats
Daniel Kohnen
Sally Koons
Cathy Kopf
Francine and William Krasker
Prema Krishnan
Nancy and Paul Kurland
Rick Jasculca
Julie Jensen
Sheri and Mark Jessell
Sally and William Johnson
Edward Johnson
Colleen Kenyon and Chris Thome
Kiwanis Club of Orland Park
Henrik Klitgaard
Kevin Lada
Warren Lammert
Michael Leavitt
Colleen and James Lee
Lynne Levey
Jill and John Levi
David Lichtenheld
Katherine Linzer
Jeffrey Loeb

Jacqueline Logan and Whitney Magruder
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Long
Roberta Lowell
Stephanie Lowell and Gregg Duthaler
Dan H. Lowenstein
Laura Lubbers and Trent Buck
Francesca Maggi
The Malkin Family
Peter Mark
Kim and Donald Matthews
Sarah Matthews
Nancy Mattice
Garrett McCarthy
Sophia McCarthy and Andrew Hronek
McClelland Family Foundation
Brigid McGrath
Lark-Marie Menchini
Tom Mendel
Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
Sandra and Andrew Merrill
Hanne and John Messerich
Maggie Michelson
Laura Milani
Krysia and Michael Miller
Janice and Ken Milnes
Janet and Mike Moore
Kenneth Moore
Stephen Moore
David Morrisey
Kathleen and John Morrissey
Luis Morales
Darcy and Andrew Mouton
Beth and Mark Myers
Sara and Patrick Nash
Cecilia Molick Nish
John Nish
Linda Norby
Michelle Obama and
The Honorable Barack Obama
Kelley and Sean Owen
Pfizer Foundation
Pamela Phillips
Brenda Pluger
Mara and David Pohl
Samantha Pollino
Tanya Popp
Shyam and Elizabeth Prabhakaran
Rebecca Anhang Price and Matthew Price
Melissa Quick
Stephanie Rea
Lisa Reyes
Lauren and Edward Rimland
Jeannine Ringland-Zwirn and Howard Zwirn
Louise Roberts
Elizabeth Robinson and Gordon Robinson
Kathleen and Fred Robinson
Anne and Kyle Rockey
Jennifer Roos
Priscilla and Russell Rose
Lauren Rosen
Laura and David Ross
Barbara Rothway
Kellie and Kris Sadens
Hamed Saeed
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
Christiane and Phillip Salvador
Colleen Savage
Margaret Scanlan Brown
Michelle Schaeffer
Margaret Schell
Diane Scherbarth
Erin Scherbinske
Robin Schirmer and John Bouman
Andy Schlensky
Susan Schneider and James Schneider
Jamie and Marty Schrero
Michael Schultz
Glenn Schwartz
Jack Segal
Select Equity Group Foundation
Rosalind and Khiang Seow
Donna Severson
Ajay Shah
Ravishankar Shanmugam
Tracy and Lawrence Shar
Robert Shultz
Cassia Shumate
William Singer
Brian Sinotte
Roz Skozen
Michael Slovis
Charles Smith
Susan Soergel
Dana Soltani
Heidi Steiner and Daniel Weiss
Susan Steiner Sher and Neil Cohen
Candice Steller
Amy and David Stender
Paul Stovall
Carolyn Strobel
Nancy and Stephen Summers
Eileen Sutula and Thomas Sutula
Kim and Robert Swidler
Andrea and Anthony Tahlier
Priya Tatachar
Vina Taylor
Vicki Taylor-Roskopf
Bill Terlato
Alexa Tidabeck
Laura Tucker and Peter Giangreco
Mike Turner
Brian Tweedie
Edred Utomi
Robert Vanecko
Claudia Wagner and Don Lebowitz
The Waldman Family Charitable Trust
Margaret and Blane Warhurst
Bruce Watrous
Barbara Weade and Michael Goc
Sanford Weinstein
Travis Wellman
West Monroe Partners
Laura and Bruce White
Eleanor Wiegand
Matthew Wilcox
Jan and Daniel Willison
Mary Willoughby
Laura Wise
Linda and John Woodford
Faye Yang
John Yonover
Jamie Zeek
Judith Zwirn


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