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Raising Funds and Awareness
for Worthwhile Causes

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Oct 16
    New York Marriott Marquis - Times Square
    Oct 16, 5:30 PM EDT – Oct 17, 10:00 PM EDT
    New York Marriott Marquis - Times Square
    Oct 16, 5:30 PM EDT – Oct 17, 10:00 PM EDT
    New York Marriott Marquis - Times Square
    Sports legends, celebrities, philanthropic heroes and corporate leaders will come out in force for the 38th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner raising funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research being done by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.


A Bit of Background

The Misner Foundation was formed by Donald H. Misner in response to suffering a spinal cord injury and becoming a paraplegic in 1985. While the initial purpose of the Foundation was to raise funds and awareness specifically for Spinal Cord Injury Research, under the leadership of Don's children, Keith and June, the Foundation's Mission has continued broadening its focus to help other areas of need, such as Cancer research and treatments.


Magnifying Fund Raising Effectiveness and Awareness

The Misner Foundation provides for efficient and effective fundraising and awareness campaigns via either:

1) direct donation activities

2) pooling of donations for greater impact/awareness

3) creating tax deduction efficiencies for charity "events"

4) direct matching of donations.  


Worthwhile and Effective Causes

At The Misner Foundation, our top priority is to achieve results, via funds raised and/or awareness gained.  Our approach is to support worthwhile and known organizations. The Miami Project and Fish-for-a-Cure are current and previous initiative partners.  Learn more about the causes we’re passionate about and get in touch with us to see how you can get involved.



Spinal Cord Injury Research and Rehabilitation

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is considered the premier investigative research program conducting cutting edge discovery, translational, and clinical investigations targeting spinal cord and brain injuries.  The Miami Project’s international team includes more than 200 scientists, researchers, clinicians, and support staff who take innovative approaches to the challenges of spinal cord and brain injuries.

The Miami Project’s clinical trial program currently includes autologous Schwann cell transplantation, therapeutic hypothermia, Riluzole, deep brain stimulation, and brain machine interface.  Our discovery program is investigating immune modulation, scar formation, and regeneration mechanisms after injury to better enable development of future interventions.  strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again, the Buoniconti family established The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis in 1992, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting The Miami Project achieve its national and international goals.



Cancer Research and Advocacy

Fish for A Cure was started in 2007 by a group of friends and business associates looking for an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, fulfill their passion for fishing and to have fun. After a successful first year, the wife of one of the main participants was struck with cancer. A rigorous treatment schedule and the demands of daily family life nearly saw the end of the tournament. However, a few of the group members took the reins and decided to turn it into a charitable event to raise money for the facility that was providing cancer treatments — Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

After two successful years of raising money for Sloan Kettering ($7,000 in 2008 and $26,000 in 2009) and a growing following, the group decided to make the tournament benefit a local charity, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. The success of the first couple of years helped with the decision to “step it up a notch” and the group set a lofty goal of $50,000.

With the continued efforts of a growing board, our unique Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge event and the added support of AAMC, the tournament has donated more than $3.4 million to AAMC since 2010 and the event continues to grow with an increasing number of captains, anglers, partiers and sponsors taking part in the tournament each year.

It is the board’s objective to continue to grow the tournament and raise as much money as possible to help support those going through a cancer diagnosis. With the added help of people like you, we feel that our potential is unlimited.


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Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start?
Make a Donation and that is a great start! We will send you a tax receipt too!

Use the Donate Here button above to do so by Pay Pal or Credit/Debit Card.

If donating by check, see Contact Us below for mailing check specifics. 


Get in touch with us to learn more or ask questions.  Thank you!

Keith Misner - President - 410-279-4924
June Misner - Vice President -

Foundation Official Address:

c/o The Sack Law Firm

8270 Greensboro Dr., Suite #810, McLean, VA 22102

Please Mail Donations to:

245 Providence Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

Fed Tax ID: 54-1941762

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