Welcome to the Michelle Gargaro Foundation
The foundations purpose is to serve, support, advocate for and empower people affected with ALS and their caregivers. Advocacy to federal and state governments and their agencies, to provide forward momentum to their support of initiatives and financial aide which works towards a cure, meaningful treatments and greater care for those affected by ALS.
Provide financial support to ALS patients and their caregivers to allow for a more meaningful and productve life while living with ALS.
Provide education and awareness to the public related to ALS and it’s affects on those patients and families living with the disease.
Earlier this week, the ALS Association announced the largest single gift in our organization’s history -- $58 million! This gift from the late philanthropist Hugh Hoffman will significantly advance promising ALS research and access to [...]
Today, November 16, 2023, the Michelle Gargaro Foundation announced that it has made a donation in the amount of $1,000.00 to the ALS Association as part of Minnesota’s “Give To The Max” day. The donation [...]
The Michelle Gargaro Foundation announces that it has made a donation in the amount of $2,000.00 to the Healy Platform/Mass General ALS Clinic. The Healy Platform was launched in July of 2020. It offers a [...]
Foundation Recap 2023 – Looking Ahead to 2024
Happy New Year to everyone who followed us this past year and a special thanks to all of you who contributed financially in support of our efforts of assistance to the ALS community. Through your
donations and participation in our fundraising events, you helped us make a positive impact in the lives of those living with ALS.
During 2023 the Michelle Gargaro Foundation made three significant donations from the funds we raised.
First, we made two gifts to the efforts of the local chapter of the ALS Association. One gift of $1,000.00 was given to the associations general fund to assist in the overall support they provide to the ALS community. A second gift of $,1000.00 was given to specifically provide assistance to caregivers who are looking after someone who is living with ALS.
The other gift made by our foundation went to Massachusetts General Hospital to support the Healey and AMG Center for ALS. That gift was in the amount of $2,000.00. Information regarding the Healey Platform and the impact it has had on the development of positive treatments for ALS patients can be found in the links on our site.
During 2023 we also continued to lobby with state and national officials on issues of importance to the ALS community.
Looking ahead to 2024, the Michelle Gargaro Foundation is working to continue their efforts to raise funds to assist those living with ALS and their families. Our annual golf event is scheduled to take place again this June and we are working to develop a new fundraising event that we look to hold later in 2024. We are also working with the local chapter of the ALS Association to be more involved in their lobbying efforts with legislators and to have a member of our foundation sit on their advisory board to help shape the direction of support for the ALS community.