2016 Night of Light Children's Gala

2016 Night of Light Children's Gala

About This Event

This event will be held for a limited number of philanthropic guests. Attendees will include leaders from around the world in the treatment of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders. This exciting evening will raise much needed research and program funds to further our mission, shining the spotlight on these poorly understood disorders.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
Anderson House
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC

Tickets: $1,000 per person

Sponsorships Available

Dr. Arnold Menezes is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He has played a significant role in the development of the department and its teaching activities. His main areas of interest have been pediatric and spinal neurosurgery as well as the posterior skull base. He has been active in furthering these sections of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society.

He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications, 102 book chapters and serves on seven editorial boards. His major textbooks include the first textbook on Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities and Principles of Spinal Surgery, in addition to numerous monographs including "Spinal Neurosurgical Issues in the Pediatric Patient" and "The Craniovertebral Junction". He has made over 850 scientific presentations, including 56 visiting professorships throughout the United States and abroad. He was instrumental in setting up spinal neurosurgery programs and fostering specialty education in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.

Dr. Menezes was the honored guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2004. He is the president elect of the Neurosurgical Society of America (President 2008-2009).

Prism of Light Research Sponsor: $250,000.00

Ray of Hope Research Sponsonr: $125,000.00

Lamp of Knowledge Research Sponsor: $75,000.00

Beacon of Courage Research Sponsor: $50,000.00

Gala Dinner Sponsor: $30,000.00
Seating for six guests

Champagne & Wine Sponsor: $25,000.00
Seating for four guests

Entertainment Sponsor: $15,000.00
Seating for two guests

Invitation or Program Sponsor: $10,000.00
Seating for two guests

Venue Sponsor: $7,500.00
Seating for two guests

Stationery Sponsor: $5,000.00
Seating for two guests

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Anderson House
  • 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest
  • Washington, District Of Columbia
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Nov 19, 2016 06:00 pm to
  • Nov 19, 2016 11:00 pm
Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

Event to Support Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

CSF: Who Are We?

CSF (Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in October 2007 with the goal of raising awareness and finding a cure for Chiari malformation (CM), syringomyelia (SM) and related disorders. 

CSF Network of Experts

The CSF Scientific Education & Advisory Board is comprised of several internationally renowned medical doctors, professors, scientists and experts. Further, the CSF Board of Directors and Board of Trustees include community and business leaders, educators, legal experts, families and patients, who have long been advocates in the CM/SM community. Their skills and drive to develop, fund, and oversee CSF programs and research will improve the lives of the over one million families affected by Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and associated disorders in the US, alone. 

CSF: Recognition & Awards

CSF is currently the only organization serving patients with Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders to have earned all three of the following distinctions: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Seal, Guidestar Gold Seal and the Health On the Net Code. Check us out in the November 2016 issue of USA Today among the other nonprofits deemed as both effective in their missions, and responsible with their donors' dollars


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